Earlier today, Microsoft released its monthly roll-up of security patches known as Patch Tuesday, and this month, the Redmond-based OS maker has fixed 66 security issues.
Yesterday, April 3, Microsoft released an emergency security update via Windows Update that fixes CVE-2018-0986, a vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MMPE).
Microsoft issued today an out-of-band security update for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
The Windows Remote Assistance tool that ships with all Windows distributions can be can be abused for clever hacks in targeted attacks.
Microsoft said on Friday that the upcoming Windows 10 major feature upgrade —dubbed the Spring Creators Update— will take around 30 minutes to install, unlike previous variants that took between one and two hours to complete.
Microsoft has backtracked on a decision it took back in January when it conditioned that computers without a special registry key would not receive any more security updates.
Microsoft has released its monthly security updates, and this month the company patched 74 vulnerabilities affecting products such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange Server, ASP.NET Core, .NET Core, PowerShell Core, ChakraCore, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps.
The March 2018 Patch Tuesday contains a fix for a severe vulnerability affecting the CredSSP protocol; a vulnerability that affects all Windows versions ever released.
A Google security engineer says Microsoft has failed to properly patch a security flaw affecting Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 distributions.
A security researcher has ported three leaked NSA exploits to work on all Windows versions released in the past 18 years, starting with Windows 2000.
Windows 10 has surpassed Windows 7 for the first time, according to analytics firm StatCounter. In a presser released today, the company says that according to data gathered in January 2018, Windows 10 reached 42.78% in terms of worldwide internet usage, compared to 41.86% for Windows 7, and 8.72% for Windows 8.1,.
Microsoft has issued on Saturday an emergency out-of-band Windows update that disables patches for the Spectre Variant 2 bug (CVE-2017-5715).
Earlier today, Microsoft published the January 2018 Patch Tuesday security updates, containing fixes for 56 vulnerabilities and three special security advisories with fixes for Adobe Flash, the Meltdown & Spectre flaws, and a defense-in-depth update for Office applications.
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.
The security research team at Rhino Labs, a US-based cyber-security company, has discovered that malicious actors can use a lesser-known Microsoft Word feature called subDoc to trick Windows computers into handing over their NTLM hashes, the standard format in which user account credentials are stored.
A simple, dumbed-down, step-by-step article on how to get these updates and navigate Microsoft's overly complicated announcement.
Late last night, Microsoft issued out-of-band updates that address Meltdown and Spectre, two security flaws said to be affecting almost all CPUs released since 1995.
An aggressive and sophisticated malware campaign is currently underway, targeting Linux and Windows servers with an assortment of exploits with the goal of installing malware that mines the Monero cryptocurrency.
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.
On Wednesday, Microsoft started rolling out an update to all Windows products that rely on the Malware Protection Engine for security scans.