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Microsoft Schannel Vulnerabilty – Patch It NOW

So yah, it seems like every implementation of TLS is broken and some may say this Microsoft Schannel vulnerabilty is actually worse than Heartbleed. Why is it worse you ask? Because it allows remote code execution, which honestly – is about as bad as it gets. This is a critical update, a really, really critical […]

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Microsoft Patches Critical Security Vulnerabilities In Windows, Office, IE, Exchange & SQL Server

Another huge raft of critical fixes has been pushed out by Microsoft across almost their entire range of products, including client and server side software and the Windows OS itself. It’s been a while since I’ve seen such a huge variety of security issues in one update including 5 critical vulnerabilities. If you are running […]

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No BEAST Fix From Microsoft In December Patch Tuesday – But They Fixed Duqu Bug

It looks like Microsoft originally had a patch for the BEAST vulnerability, but for some reason they have withdrawn it for the December Patch Tuesday. It’s a pretty bumper crop of patches though with 13 bulletins and 19 vulnerabilities fixed, the highest profile one being a patch for the zero-day vulnerability exploited by Duqu. The […]

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Microsoft Unleashes Record Breaking Patch Tuesday – April 2011

We all love Patch Tuesday – no doubt about that right? Well Microsoft has blessed us this month with the biggest Patch Tuesday in the history of the program. That’s a good thing because it’s had some horribly effective vulnerabilities revealed lately. It managed to package up a massive bundle of patches for 64 vulnerabilities […]

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Microsoft Fixes SSL Spoofing Renegotiation Bug

Well this flaw was first publicized in November last year, it was successfully used against Twitter in the same month. IETF completed the SSL vulnerability fix in January this year and now in August – 10 months after the original release of the flaw – Microsoft has stepped up and fixed it. The fix is […]

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Windows Help Vulnerability Exploited In The Wild

So the other big news this week apart from the AT&T iPad/iPhone 4 screw-up is that a recently announced critical vulnerability in Windows XP is being exploited in the wild. It was disclosed fairly recently and is a vulnerability in the Windows XP help system disclosed by Tavis Ormandy, a Google researcher who has appeared […]

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Microsoft Installs Firefox Add-on Without Asking During Recent Patch Tuesday

It’s not the first time Microsoft has had some issues with Firefox and add-ons they installed on users machines through Windows Update. Back in October of last year, Mozilla forcefully disabled a .NET add-on as it was causing ‘instability’ rather a security/vulnerability issue. I did notice the issue with my own Firefox and also noticed […]

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Microsoft Patches At Least 34 Bugs Including Pwn2Own Vulnerability

What a massive mother-load of patches Microsoft has unleashed on this month patching more than 34 security vulnerabilities including the fairly high profile vulnerability exploited at the Pwn2Own contest earlier this year in April. Good news as long as all the average Internet users actually use Windows Update and install the latest patches, which somehow […]

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Microsoft Preps Windows Security Fix for Patch Tuesday

Many users are expecting a patch for the Microsoft IIS Semicolon Bug, but from the recently published bulletin by Microsoft it seems that is highly unlikely during this patch cycle. Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for January 2010 It seems they will only be pushing out a fairly low priority fix which is rated critical […]

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No Emergency Patch For Latest Windows Exploit

Another reason for Windows users to hate the Microsoft Patch Tuesday policy, The exploit isn’t 100% reliable but it’s still fairly significant in my eyes as it is a critical vulnerability and can be used for code execution. Vista isn’t the most popular OS still so perhaps Microsoft don’t the threat being that wide as […]

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