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Superfish

Flaw in popular Web analytics plug-in exposes WordPress sites to hacking

Attackers can easily crack cryptographic keys used by the WP-Slimstat plug-in and use them to read information from a site's database

Lenovo admits to Superfish screw-up, will release clean-up tool

The company confirmed that a software program preloaded on some of its laptops exposes users to potential attacks

Windows XP

Microsoft to double price of XP's post-retirement support

The price of renewals of custom support agreements will rise to $400 for each Windows XP PC, says licensing expert

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Microsoft surreptitiously reissues KB 3013455 for Vista, Windows Server 2003

The lack of documentation leaves users to guess what the Windows patch does and how to install it

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Microsoft posts fix for Poodle patch KB 3023607 that clobbers AnyConnect VPN

Cisco says Microsoft will release an honest-to-goodness patch on March 10 to roll out the fix automatically

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Microsoft releases patch KB 2956149 to get PowerPoint RT running again

The new patch replaces KB 2920732, which proved to be a PowerPoint RT killer

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Users report that KB 2956128 is causing Outlook failures

Microsoft is asking for help in narrowing down a problem facing admins with Outlook 2010 and Exchange 2013

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Microsoft's SSL 3.0 Poodle-busting patch KB 3023607 breaks popular Cisco VPN client

Cisco verifies that installing KB 3023607 may lead to 'Failed to initialize connection subsystem' errors with AnyConnect VPN

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Microsoft yanks KB 2920732 patch for killing PowerPoint 2013 on Windows RT

If you were unlucky enough to install KB 2920732, there’s no way to uninstall it

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Botched Windows patch KB 3001652 re-issued and appears to be working

Yesterday's bad Visual Studio 2010 patch has just been re-released sans the original's flaws

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Microsoft's patch info 'blockade' pinches security staffs

Last month's shuttering of advance notifications continues to frustrate security experts

Microsoft fixes IE memory problems

Microsoft has issued 41 patches to fix memory vulnerabilities in its browser; Windows and Office also got patches this month

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Visual Studio patch rollup KB 3001652 causes widespread freezing problems

The Black Tuesday patches have been out for just a few hours, and there are multiple reports about KB 3001652 freezing and/or failing with error 0x80070659

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Microsoft rolls out KB 3036140 patch for Windows 10 Tech Preview, teases Office apps

In two separate moves, Microsoft released a bundle of patches for build 9926, and posts then pulls a touch-first 'universal' Office for Windows 10

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Windows 10's aching Achilles' heel: Patches

Two recent beta patching problems illustrate congenital defects in Microsoft's Windows 10 patching strategy

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Windows 10 build 9926 patch KB 3035129 throws benign error 0x80246017

The must-have patch KB 3035129 may lead you to believe you can install a new preview build -- but it’s all an illusion

Ghost Linux vulnerability can be exploited through WordPress, other PHP apps

Some Web applications written in PHP call a vulnerable glibc function, potentially opening the door to attacks

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Big Windows 10 KB 3035129 patch also fixes Fast ring option

The patch rollup for Windows 10 build 9926 appears to also fix a peripatetic Fast ring inconsistency and adds a new branch option

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