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Adobe pushes critical Flash Player update to fix latest zero-day

Users with automatic updates enabled in Flash Player have already started receiving the new patch

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Critical Java updates fix 19 vulnerabilities, disable SSL 3.0

Future Java 7 security patches will not be publicly available so users should migrate to Java 8

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10th time's the charm: Microsoft finally solves big problems with Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 is relatively glitch-free after its 10th firmware update, released last week, resolved many long-standing issues

Oracle to fix 167 vulnerabilities, including serious backdoor-like flaw in E-Business Suite

The E-Business Suite vulnerability can give attackers complete control over databases that store sensitive business information

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Google's third zero-day disclosure: Holding Microsoft's feet to the fire

The Google engineer responsible for the latest revelation has won multiple Microsoft awards for finding security flaws

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New Surface Pro 3 firmware update triggers BSOD

At least one customer is reporting blue screens with Microsoft's newly released Surface Pro firmware updates

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Relief for botched Excel patches KB 2553154, 2726958 missing from January Patch Tuesday

Microsoft's Black Tuesday crop for January included a patch of a patch of a patch, but lacked several crucial fixes

Microsoft patch Tuesday focuses solely on Windows

For the first time in recent history, Microsoft has issued no security bug fixes for Internet Explorer

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Google's latest zero-day disclosures further fuel feud with Microsoft

Microsoft protests after Google discloses details of another Windows flaw over the weekend, but can it be trusted to expeditiously fix flaws without pressure?

OpenSSL patches eight new vulnerabilities

The flaws are of moderate and low severity, but server admins should still update

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Microsoft to charge Windows users for advanced security notifications

By abruptly stopping free warnings for Black Tuesday patches, Microsoft continues to alienate those who are trying to keep Windows afloat

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Microsoft's patch hangover: KB 3008923, 2553154, 2726958, 3004394, 3011970

Microsoft elves applied a few band-aids, but a slew of December Black Tuesday patches didn't get fixed over the holidays

Google discloses unpatched Windows vulnerability

Microsoft didn't fix the bug in Windows 8.1 within a 90-day deadline Google imposed

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The winning Linux kernel live patch: All of the above

Two competing approaches for live kernel patching have been fused into a hybrid strategy and submitted for acceptance to Linux 3.20 kernel

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KB 3025380 moves Windows 10 testers onto new build branch

The patch will let you get the next Tech Preview build, in January, from a new branch called FBL_AWESOME

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Microsoft ships KB 3025390 to fix IE11 screwups in KB 3008923

As of noon Wednesday, Microsoft still hasn't pulled or updated the botched patch MS 14-080 / KB 3008923

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New patch KB 3025096 fixes Windows 10 Technical Preview patch KB 3020114

But why did it take Microsoft so long to post an official notification?

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Newly leaked Windows 10 build 9901 teases with Cortana, other neat features

Microsoft struts its stuff with a grand if flawed Cortana and new apps, including a worthy Photos app and the beginnings of a new Windows Store

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Windows 7 hit by rash of bogus 'not genuine' reports, validation code 0x8004FE21

Windows 7 is suddenly telling users it isn't genuine -- and it has nothing to do with Windows being stolen

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