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Windows 10 patch KB 3081444 and the future of 'service packs'

Microsoft's latest fix holds some surprises under the hood -- and could make us rethink the company's plans for updates and release schedules

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Cisco: Flash exploits are soaring

Exploit kits are more successful because enterprises don't patch fast enough

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Microsoft releases MS15-093/KB 3088903 patch for IE

Details for the out-of-band patch are scarce, but it’s in the wild. If you use IE, you better get patched

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Windows 10 patch KB 3081424 can crash, fail to install

So far, the reported problems are few and far between -- but how will Microsoft handle them?

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Microsoft rolls out first official Windows 10 patches: KB 3081424, KB 3081427

The first post-July 29 updates include little documentation, but know that one of them clocks in at more than 300MB

DNS server attacks begin using BIND software flaw

Analysts had predicted attackers would quickly figure out how to take advantage of the flaw

Critical BIND denial-of-service flaw could disrupt large portions of the Internet

The flaw could be exploited remotely to crash DNS servers by sending them a single packet

Xen patches new virtual-machine escape vulnerability

The flaw affects virtualization systems that use QEMU to emulate CD-ROM drives

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Windows 10 patch KB 3074683 fixes Explorer crash caused by KB 3074681

Microsoft actually provides documentation on the new patch, but it's befuddling for several reasons

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On the road to Windows 10: Nvidia driver tests KB 3073930 patch blocker

Some are pushing a handy troubleshooter to block the forced Win10 update with Nvidia 353.54 driver -- but it doesn’t work the way you think

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Firmware update for Surface 3, Surface Pro 3 triggers error 0x80246013

There are also reports that the undocumented update to Windows 10 build 10240 causes an error with the Surface Pro 2

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Windows 10 gets two more patches overnight: KB 3074679 and KB 3074686

Windows 10 testers receive two more patches, one of which plugs the security holes in MS15-078 and SA 2755801

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Microsoft patches caused fewer problems over the past 3 months -- for a change

The list of problematic patches took a nose dive at the end of April. Whatever they're drinking in Redmond, it's working

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HP's ZDI discloses 4 new vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer

ZDI went public after extending the disclosure deadline twice with no fix forthcoming from Microsoft

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Microsoft plugs gaping security hole with KB 3079904, KB 3074667

It’s a critical patch for all versions of Windows, including Windows 10, covering yet another OpenType font problem

Oracle fixes zero-day Java flaw and over 190 other vulnerabilities

Users should update Java as soon as possible because attackers are already taking advantage of at least one vulnerability

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Mozilla blocks all Flash in Firefox after third zero-day

Neither the second nor third vulnerability has been patched by Adobe, although the company promises to do so this week

OpenSSL fixes serious flaw that could enable man-in-the-middle attacks

The vulnerability allows attackers to generate rogue certificates that pass OpenSSL's validation

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