Archive for the tag 'Patch Tuesday'

Jul 13 2009

July 14th is “Patch Tuesday”

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July 14th is “Patch Tuesday,” the day each month when Microsoft issues patches for Windows and other Microsoft products. (It also happens to fall on Bastille Day this year.) Two of the three critical patches released this month are very high priority because they are already being exploited in the wild. Both deal with ActiveX-related […]

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May 08 2009

Alert: May 12th is “Patch Tuesday”

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May 12th is “Patch Tuesday,” the day Microsoft traditionally issues security updates. Adobe is also issuing a patch for Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The sole Microsoft patch fixes a “critical” flaw in PowerPoint. “Critical” means it’s a big deal. In this case, opening a maliciously crafted PowerPoint presentation could allow an attacker to execute code […]

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Apr 10 2009

Patch Tuesday looms

Published by under News,Software Updates

April 14th is “Patch Tuesday.” Barring a major panic, Microsoft issues security updates for its products on the second Tuesday of the month. This month, we’re looking at eight patches, five of them rated “critical.” Microsoft’s offical security bulletin has all the details they’re willing to share so far. It’s generally a good idea not […]

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