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March madness: Microsoft's terrible month of Windows and Office patches

Microsoft faces a metric mess of Windows and Office bugs after last month's respite

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Vastly improve your IT security in 2 easy steps

Losing the battle against the bad guys? Keep your software patched and defend against social engineering, and you might start winning a few

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Microsoft issues KB 4015438 emergency fix for Windows 10

After two months with no patches, Tuesday's release introduced several severe bugs, two of which warranted an emergency fix today

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Mystery update KB 3150513 makes yet another reappearance

You probably don’t want this update—long implicated in advanced Microsoft snooping—on your Windows system

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Botched Windows patch KB 3178690 freezes, crashes Excel 2010

Microsoft admitted the problem and has stopped forcing the bad patch through automatic update, but hasn’t pulled the update

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Leading Linux distros dawdle as kernel flaw persists

A race condition flaw has been fixed in the mainline Linux kernel, but some Red Hat, Canonical, and Debian distributions don't yet have patches

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There's a possible fix for Windows update bug that breaks Dynamics CRM

An anonymous poster has come up with a one-line solution to the CRM formatting bug that appears to work -- in most cases

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Confirmed: Windows 10 update KB 4013429 breaks Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

An Internet Explorer update in the latest cumulative rollup for Win10 Anniversary Update causes major display rendering problems

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In a big crop of Windows fixes, Patch Tuesday includes a few surprises

Microsoft showers users with patches for Office and Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 after a skipped month

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Microsoft stays security bulletins' termination

End to decades'-old practice was expected today after cancellation of February updates, but they're being offered for at least one more month

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Microsoft pulls botched WPD driver

After pushing a bad driver onto PCs through Automatic Update, Microsoft posts the complex series of steps necessary to remove it

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Windows snooping patches KB 2952664, KB 2976978 are back (again)

Microsoft's nonsecurity patch day introduces 18 new updates for Office 2013 and 2016 in total


Android gets patches for critical OpenSSL, mediaserver, and kernel driver flaws

A five-month-old flaw in Android's SSL cryptographic libraries is among the 35 critical vulnerabilities Google fixed in its March security patches

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HackerOne opens up bug bounties to open source

The platform helps teams handle vulnerability submissions, coordinate communications, identify duplicate reports, and run bug bounty programs

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Now's the time to get caught up on Windows and Office patches

Microsoft released a minimal set of patches in February, so those of you who have been waiting should now get fully caught up

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Microsoft rolls out KB 4010250 Flash Player update for Windows 8.1 and 10

In a bit of nostalgia, today's patch is attached to a Security Bulletin and not included in cumulative updates

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Surprise! Microsoft issues Flash patches for Internet Explorer, Edge

After announcing last week that February's patches would be delayed until March, Microsoft alerts large customers that security patches are due today—but details remain sketchy

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Security fixes delayed as Microsoft postpones Patch Tuesday

Known security vulnerabilities in SMB and Flash are left unpatched, indicating an unprecedented problem, but Microsoft isn't talking

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