This Patch Tuesday, Microsoft is issuing eight security bulletins, including three critical bulletins for vulnerabilities affecting Windows and Internet Explorer, which could enable an attacker to gain control of the vulnerable systems.
Microsoft is warning about attackers targeting a zero-day vulnerability in a graphics component that impacts Windows, Office and Lync and issued an interim "Fix-It" workaround until a comprehensive solution is ready.
On the tenth anniversary of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft is providing a full plate of security updates, including four critical and four important bulletins.
Expectations for mobile applications are through the roof.
If it is the second Tuesday of the month, it must be Patch Tuesday. And Microsoft is serving up a "heapin helpin" of security bulletins – 14 to be exact.
Worldwide tablet shipment growth slowed significantly in the second quarter of 2013, with total volumes plummeting 9.7 percent quarter-over-quarter, research firm IDC reports. Vendors still shipped 45.1 million units during the period, however, increasing 59.6 percent over the same quarter in 2012.
Attackers have been stealing host names and media access control addresses of users running the Firefox-based Tor Browser Bundles for Windows, the Tor Project blog warned.
Microsoft is looking to create grassroots demand for its SharePoint collaboration and project management tool.
Windows 8.1 is hogging the limelight right now, but there are also some new enterprise-friendly enhancements in Windows Server 2012 r2, announced in June.
Researchers at RSA have confirmed that source code for a powerful malware toolkit called Carberp, most infamous for targeting the banking industry, is readily available online and "spreading like wildfire."