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Microsoft releases 24 optional Windows patches

Documentation for the updates was a day late, but it's worth scanning the list to see if there's anything of interest for your setup

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Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 updates throw 800f0203 error, blue screens

InfoWorld's own Windows blogger had problems with a Surface Book and couldn't get it to install the patches; the recommended fix doesn't work in all cases

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Oracle security update includes Java, MySQL, Oracle Database fixes

Several vulnerabilities in Oracle's quarterly patch release are considered critical and could be remotely exploited

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Oracle releases 136 security patches for wide range of products

The company has adopted the new CVSS 3.0 vulnerability rating system, resulting in a larger number of flaws rated as high and critical

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Here's how to significantly speed up Windows 7 scans for updates

An unlikely combination of two Windows updates can reduce scan times from hours to minutes

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Patch JBoss now to prevent SamSam ransomware attacks

Cisco Talos has identified millions of vulnerable JBoss servers that can potentially be infected with SamSam ransomware

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Microsoft brings out the big guns to help with Win10 updates

In a laudable development, Microsoft engineers are providing support for users who have problems with Windows 10 updates

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Don't let Badlock distract you from real vulnerabilities

Who is afraid of the big bad vulnerability? All the hype on Badlock is a distraction from the real flaws that need patching right away

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Block Windows 10 forced updates without breaking your machine, part 2

There appears to be a way to stop the Win10 forced update juggernaut. You can help

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Adobe fixes 24 vulnerabilities in Flash Player, including an actively exploited one

The new Flash Player update squashes a bug that hackers have been using to infect computers with ransomware

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Windows 7/8.1 patches KB 2952664, 2976978, and 2977759 return like bad pennies

If you hid these 'compatibility updates' last week, they're baaaaaack, whether CEIP is enabled or not

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Sloppy patching, insecure plug-ins made Panama Papers leak possible

WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and PHP developers need to get their security acts together

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Here's the rundown on Microsoft's latest nonsecurity Office patches

Microsoft has yet to post a list of the massive collection of patches it released Tuesday

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Adobe to issue emergency patch for Flash vulnerability

The patch for a critical flaw that attackers are reportedly exploiting could come as soon as Thursday

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Google issues biggest Android security update yet

Google continues stomping out Mediaserver bugs in Android alongside other flaws in core components such as Wi-Fi, video kernel driver, and Bluetooth

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Microsoft re-releases patches KB 2952664, 2976978, and 2977759

For the second time this month, Microsoft pushed out three optional patches to grease the skids for Windows 10

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Microsoft details schedule changes for Office updates

Microsoft updating has been a mess, but a newly announced change may help streamline the process

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Emergency Java update fixes two-year-old flaw after researchers bypass old patch

The new patch comes after a security firm demonstrated that a 2013 fix for a critical vulnerability was inefficient

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