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Microsoft discloses zero-day flaw in PowerPoint, publishes quick fix

Attacks are under way using a PowerPoint flaw that affects nearly all versions of Windows, the company says


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Microsoft warns users to kill botched KB 2949927 patch

Microsoft yanked SHA-2 patch KB 2949927, and now goes further and cautions users to uninstall the update

Microsoft yanks botched patch KB 2949927, re-issues KB 2952664

Windows 7 upgrade compatibility patch gets a tweaked installer, while the SHA-2 hashing patch is summarily removed without explanation

Browser makers spell out anti-POODLE plans

The top three browser makers announced yesterday how they will deal with the design flaw in SSL 3.0 after researchers revealed that their "POODLE" attack method can steal encrypted information and pilfer browser session cookies.

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Four more botched Microsoft patches: KB 3000061, KB 2984972, KB 2949927, KB 2995388

Windows users are reporting significant problems with four more October Black Tuesday patches

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Windows 7 patch KB 2952664 fails with error 80242016

Microsoft sends KB 2952664 through the automatic update chute for the seventh time -- and still can't get it right

Hackers exploit two more Windows zero-day bugs

Microsoft plans to add this pair of vulnerabilities to today's Patch Tuesday

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Microsoft slates critical Windows, IE fixes for next week

Microsoft \will release nine security updates next week, with fixes slated for Internet Explorer, Windows, SharePoint Server and Web app developer tools.

Surprise patch KB 3005628 bodes ill for Microsoft's patching strategy

Out-of-band patch fixes errors 0x800F0906 and 0x800F081F in .Net Framework 3.5, but disrupts Microsoft's patching plan

Critical Bugzilla vulnerability could give hackers access to undisclosed software flaws

Software projects that use the Bugzilla bug tracking software should deploy the latest patches immediately, security researchers said

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Hey Amazon Web Services: Time to open up

The controversy over Amazon's steps to patch a Xen vulnerability in Amazon EC2 instances highlights the cloud giant's difficulty communicating

Adobe releases previously delayed security updates for Reader and Acrobat

The updates fix eight vulnerabilities, including some that could be exploited to infect computers with malware

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Microsoft pulls botched KB 2982385 patch, MS 14-055 for Lync 2010

The installer for MS 14-055 on Lync Server 2010 says 'Windows can't verify the publisher of this driver software'

Why Microsoft pulling KB 2889866 OneDrive for Business patch is good news

Botched KB 2889866 was yanked one day after it was issued, restoring a modicum of trust in Microsoft's patching process

Microsoft's new Update Tuesday looks a whole lot like the old Black Tuesday

This month's truly gargantuan update includes a couple worthwhile new Windows features -- hardly the rapid delivery of new features that Microsoft touted

Internet Explorer steals the Patch Tuesday spotlight again

There are four new security bulletins from Microsoft this month, including one critical update that addresses a zero-day flaw

Microsoft tries yet again to fix Surface Pro 3 Wi-Fi problems

Initial reports about the Surface Pro 3's sixth firmware update in three months are promising, but users are still having Wi-Fi wake-up problems

Adobe fixes critical flaws in Flash Player, delays Reader and Acrobat updates

The new Flash Player update patches 12 vulnerabilities, many of which could allow remote code execution

Microsoft patch KB 2918614 triggers 'key not valid for use,' more errors

August's Windows Installer Service patch causes wide range of inscrutable problems on Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines

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