Patch Management

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Oracle's monster security update fixes Java, database bugs

Oracle’s priorities have clearly shifted away from Java and its database products, as the bulk of fixes are for its middleware and e-commerce applications

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Oracle issues largest patch bundle ever, fixing 276 security flaws

The new batch of security update addresses flaws in over 80 products

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4 basic security facts everyone should know

The bad news: It's you against an army of cybercriminals around the world. The good news: A little knowledge can provide an effective defense

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday stirs up plenty of hype, but not much cause for alarm

The new method for speeding up Windows 7 scans for updates seems to be working

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Serious flaw fixed in widely used WordPress plug-in

The persistent XSS vulnerability could allow the hijacking of admin accounts

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Google fixes over 100 flaws in Android, many in chipset drivers

Manufacturers can choose between two patch levels, one dedicated to device-specific fixes

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Four new Windows patches to avoid: KB 2952664, 2976978, 2977759, and Windows Journal 3170735

There are signs that Windows Journal -- a massive security hole in Windows -- is about to get the axe

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Microsoft releases KB 3161647, KB 3161608 to fix slow Windows 7 update scans

Early results look promising: the many-hours-long Win7 waits may be behind us

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Microsoft acknowledges permission problems with MS16-072 patches

The patches all aimed at fixing Group Policy, but in the end they break Group Policy

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Hack the hackers: Eavesdrop for intel on emerging threats

Listening to online chatter in hacker forums can give you a jump on juicy vulnerabilities your vendor hasn't fixed

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Adobe warns: Cyberespionage group targeting critical Flash bug

Enterprises should disable Flash or deploy Microsoft's EMET until Adobe's promised patch arrives

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Patch Tuesday: IE/Edge share exploit, Windows 10 advances to build 10586.420

Users struggling with the superslow update scans can now speed up checks for Win7 patches

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Google patches high-severity flaw in Chrome's PDF reader

Even built-in PDF readers can have bugs. Stay on top of Chrome's automatic updates to be protected

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Google fails to fix Android's real update problem

The much-heralded auto-update feature in Android N will help only a handful of users

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Android gets patches for serious flaws in hardware drivers and mediaserver

Eight critical and 28 high-risk vulnerabilities were fixed in the June Android security update

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Zero-days aren’t the problem -- patches are

Everyone fears the zero-day exploit. But old, unpatched vulnerabilities still provide the means for malicious hackers to carry out the vast majority of hacks

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Apple working on a fix for iPad Pros bricked by iOS 9.3.2

Some 9.7-inch iPad Pro units are showing 'Error 56' when updated to iOS 9.3.2, rendering the device unusable


New Windows 7 and 8.1 patches usher in the future of rollup updating

It remains to be seen whether Microsoft's new experiment with nonsecurity patch rollups will work

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