Microsoft Issues Fix for Zero-Day IE Flaw

Microsoft today deviated from its usual monthly patch cycle in issuing an emergency security update to fix a critical security hole in its Internet Explorer Web browser that attackers have been exploiting to break into Windows PCs. The update, MS13-008, addresses a single vulnerability in IE versions 6 through 8, and is available through Windows … Читать далее

Adobe, Microsoft Ship Critical Security Updates

Adobe and Microsoft today separately issued updates to fix critical security vulnerabilities in their products. Adobe pushed out fixes for security issues in Acrobat, Adobe Reader and its Flash Player plugin. Microsoft released seven patches addressing at least a dozen security holes in Windows and other software, although it failed to issue an official patch for … Читать далее

Microsoft Patches 26 Flaws, Warns of Zero-Day Attack

Microsoft today released updates to plug at least 26 separate security holes in its Windows operating systems and related software. At the same time, Microsoft has issued a stopgap fix for a newly-discovered flaw that attackers are actively exploiting. The security fixes are included in seven security patch bundles, three of which earned Microsoft’s most … Читать далее

Microsoft Issues Stopgap Fix for ‘Duqu’ Flaw

Microsoft has released an advisory and a stopgap fix for the zero-day vulnerability exploited by the “Duqu” Trojan, a highly targeted malware strain that some security experts say could be the most important cyber espionage threat since Stuxnet. According to the advisory, the critical vulnerability resides in most supported versions of Windows, including Windows XP, … Читать далее

Adobe: Attacks on Flash Player Flaw

Adobe warned today attackers are exploiting a previously unknown security flaw in all supported versions of its Flash Player software. The company said the same vulnerability exists in Adobe Reader and Acrobat, but that it hasn’t yet seen attacks targeting the flaw in those programs. In an advisory released today, Adobe said malicious hackers were … Читать далее

MS Fix Shores Up Security for Windows Users

Microsoft has released a point-and-click tool to help protect Windows users from a broad category of security threats that stem from a mix of insecure default behaviors in Windows and poorly written third-party applications. My explanation of the reason that this is a big deal may seem a bit geeky and esoteric, but it’s a … Читать далее

Patch for Critical Windows Flaw Available

Microsoft today released an emergency security update to fix a critical flaw present in all supported versions of Windows. The patch comes as virus writers are starting to ramp up attacks that leverage the vulnerability. There are a couple of things you should know before installing this update. If you took advantage of the “FixIt” … Читать далее

Tool Blunts Threat from Windows Shortcut Flaw

Microsoft has released a stopgap fix to help Windows users protect themselves against threats that may try to target a newly discovered, critical security hole that is present in every supported version of Windows. Last week, KrebsOnSecurity.com reported that security researchers in Belarus had found a sophisticated strain of malware that was exploiting a previously … Читать далее

Microsoft Warns of Uptick in Attacks on Unpatched Windows Flaw

Microsoft is warning that hackers have ramped up attacks against an unpatched, critical security hole in computers powered by Windows XP and Server 2003 operating systems. The software giant says it is working on an official patch to fix the flaw, but in the meantime it is urging users to apply an interim workaround to … Читать далее