Microsoft has issued on Saturday an emergency out-of-band Windows update that disables patches for the Spectre Variant 2 bug (CVE-2017-5715).
Microsoft has resumed the rollout of security updates for AMD devices. The updates patch the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.
Microsoft has halted the rollout of Windows OS security updates for the Meltdown and Spectre patches for all customer devices that use an AMD CPU.
Microsoft has added a new and very important detail on the help page describing incompatibilities between antivirus (AV) products and the recent Windows Meltdown and Spectre patches.
Microsoft has released security updates as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday release train, and this month, the company has patched 34 issues affecting eight products.
If you try to search for new Windows updates on Windows 7, you are most likely getting a 80248015 error. This error is being reported in our forums, the Microsoft forums, and other sites so it appears to be a problem affecting all Windows 7 users.
Microsoft has patched today a huge security hole in Microsoft Office that could be exploited to run malicious code without user interaction on all Windows versions released in the past 17 years.
Following the massive Wana Decrypt0r ransomware outbreak from yesterday afternoon, Microsoft has released an out-of-bound patch for older operating systems to protect them against Wana Decrypt0r's self-spreading mechanism.
GitHub user Zeffy has created a patch that removes a limitation that Microsoft imposed on users of 7th generation processors, a limit that prevents users from receiving Windows updates if they still use Windows 7 and 8.1.
Today is the March 2017 Microsoft Patch Tuesday and we have 17 security updates being released by Microsoft. Of these seventeen updates, seven of them are rated as Critical as they allow remote code execution on the affected computer.
Microsft has released KB3206632, a Windows update that fixes an issue introduced in an earlier update that crashed the CDPSVC service and prevented some users from receiving IP address information via the DCHP protocol, used by both home and enterprise-grade routers to connect users to the Internet.
Today is the December 2016 Microsoft Patch Tuesday and we have twelve security updates being released by Microsoft. Of these twelve updates, six of them are rated as Critical as they allow remote code execution on the affected computer.
Windows security expert and infrastructure trainer Sami Laiho has discovered a simple method of bypassing BitLocker during the Windows 10 update procedure.
Microsoft announced yesterday plans to retire the Security Bulletins system after January 2017, and replace it with a portal that provides a searchable database of all the company's security updates.
Today is the November 2016 Patch Tuesday and we have 14 security updates being released by Microsoft. Of these 14 updates, 6 of them are rated as Critical as they allow remote code execution on the affected computer. Of particular note is the MS16-135 update, which fixes the zero-day Windows vulnerability reported by Google last week
Today is the October 2016 Microsoft Patch Tuesday and we have ten security updates being released by Microsoft. Of these ten updates, five of them are rated as Critical as they allow remote code execution on the affected computer.
A new ransomware called Fantom was discovered by AVG malware researcher Jakub Kroustek that is based on the open-source EDA2 ransomware project. The Fantom Ransomware uses an interesting feature of displaying a fake Windows Update screen that pretends Windows is installing a new critical update while its encrypting files.
Today is the August 2016 Microsoft Patch Tuesday and we have nine security updates being released by Microsoft. Of these nine updates, five of them are rated as Critical as they allow remote code execution on the affected computer.
Beta testing is important as it helps developers debug software before releasing to the public. Unfortunately, sometimes beta testers don't catch every bug as is seen with the recent reports of computers hanging or freezing after installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Today is July's Microsoft Patch Tuesday and we have a slew of updates being released by Microsoft. Included in this update are 11 security updates with 6 of them being labeled as critical because they allow remote code execution. Remote code execution allows attackers to potentially execute commands on the vulnerable system.