Information about items pertaining to Windows Security

September 2013 Patch Tuesday Preview

September 6, 2013 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Microsoft announced its lineup for next week’s Patch Tuesday. We will get 14 bulletins, already bringing the number for this year to 80 in September. We are well on our way to get more than 100 bulletins this year compared to 83 in 2012 and exactly 100 in 2011, a good reflection of how challenging the computer security business continues to be. […]

Hackers may cash in when XP is retired

August 26, 2013 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Hackers could find themselves in the catbird seat on April 8, 2014 — the day Microsoft plans to stop patching Windows XP. As security expert Jason Fossen sees it, those who have zero-day exploits for XP will bank them until that day and then sell them to crooks or loose them themselves on unprotected PCs. […]

Microsoft security update may break Windows 7

April 15, 2013 fdesir 0

an posting from NBC news in there Technology section: A security update that Microsoft pushed out earlier this week crashes some Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista machines, forcing them into an endless cycle of reboots that can only […]

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