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Microsoft kicks off 2013 with 12 Patch Tuesday security fixes

Microsoft kicks off 2013 with 12 Patch Tuesday security fixes | IT Security | Scoop.it
Microsoft's first security fixes of 2013 will address 12 vulnerabilities and be available for download next Tuesday.
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It's Microsoft Patch Tuesday: March 2012

It's Microsoft Patch Tuesday: March 2012 | IT Security | Scoop.it

Justin James gathers the information you need to make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft’s March 2012 patches in your organization.

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2012

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2012 | IT Security | Scoop.it

Microsoft released 9 patches that fix a total of 21 vulnerabilities. Of these vulnerabilities, 13 remote code execution vulnerabilities, 3 elevation of privilege vulnerabilities, and 5 information disclosure vulnerabilities were patched.

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A look into Microsoft Security Essentials 2012

A look into Microsoft Security Essentials 2012 | IT Security | Scoop.it

Scott Lowe takes a detailed view into the Microsoft Security Essentials latest build, still in beta, noting some of the changes and performing some basic testing.

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Microsoft: We won't update others' Windows apps

Microsoft: We won't update others' Windows apps | IT Security | Scoop.it

 

Microsoft on Tuesday slammed the door on updating third-party software via Windows Update in the upcoming Windows 8.

One security expert said the company was missing a big opportunity to improve the overall security of Windows PCs.

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November 2011

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November 2011 | IT Security | Scoop.it

- Vulnerability in TCP/IP Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2588516)
- Vulnerability in Windows Mail and Windows Meeting Space Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2620704)
- Vulnerability in Active Directory Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2630837)
- Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Denial of Service (2617657)

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Microsoft Releases Workaround For Kernel Flaw Used By Duqu

Microsoft Releases Workaround For Kernel Flaw Used By Duqu | IT Security | Scoop.it

Microsoft has released a workaround for the Windows kernel flaw used by the Duqu malware.

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Patch Tuesday: Fix for 'Duqu' zero-day not likely this month

Patch Tuesday: Fix for 'Duqu' zero-day not likely this month | IT Security | Scoop.it

Three of the bulletins carry “remote code execution” risk while the fourth exposes Windows users to denial-of-service attacks.

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Preparing for Windows workstation security breaches

Preparing for Windows workstation security breaches | IT Security | Scoop.it

Your users’ Windows workstations are vulnerable to numerous security breaches. Consider these aspects when assembling your security incident response plan.

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Windows AutoRun malware spreading, experts warn

Windows AutoRun malware spreading, experts warn | IT Security | Scoop.it
Antivirus vendors are warning customers of a spreading malware that can infect computers through a well-known bug in the Windows AutoRun software used to automatically launch programs on a DVD or USB device.
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You should consider disabling AutoRun on all your Windows operating systems and restricting write permissions to file shares ...

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Microsoft to patch Windows bug called 'Holy Grail' by one researcher

Microsoft to patch Windows bug called 'Holy Grail' by one researcher | IT Security | Scoop.it

Microsoft says it would ship six security updates next week, only one critical, to patch seven vulnerabilities in Windows and a pair of for-developers-only programs.

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Microsoft delivers 7 security fixes for Windows Server, Windows

Microsoft delivers 7 security fixes for Windows Server, Windows | IT Security | Scoop.it

Microsoft kicks off another year of bug squashing, delivering seven security bulletins to seal holes in Windows Server 2008 R2 and desktop versions of Windows in the first Patch Tuesday edition of 2012.

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Fighting off Microsoft Hyper-V security hacks

Fighting off Microsoft Hyper-V security hacks | IT Security | Scoop.it

Learn how inherent security configurations in Microsoft Hyper-V can help reduce your virtual attack surface, starting with the initial Hyper-V setup and deployment.

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Windows XP Has 10-Times The Infection Rate Of Windows 7

Windows XP Has 10-Times The Infection Rate Of Windows 7 | IT Security | Scoop.it

The Security Intelligence Report is a biannual report by Microsoft that analyzes past and present security trends. It focuses on “software vulnerabilities, software vulnerability exploits, malicious and potentially unwanted software, and security breaches”.

The latest report published yesterday focuses on the first and second quarter of 2011 and compares the findings with data from previous years.

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IT administrators give thanks for light Patch Tuesday

IT administrators give thanks for light Patch Tuesday | IT Security | Scoop.it

Microsoft is giving IT administrators a break for Thanksgiving, with only four security bulletins for this month’s Patch Tuesday.

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Microsoft Security Advisory (2639658): Vulnerability in TrueType Font Parsing Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

Microsoft is investigating a vulnerability in a Microsoft Windows component, the Win32k TrueType font parsing engine. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode.

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for November 2011

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for November 2011 | IT Security | Scoop.it

This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on November 8, 2011.

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