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Cisco starts patching firewall devices against NSA-linked exploit

Cisco has released some fixed versions of its Adaptive Security Appliance firewalls, and more patches are expected

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Keep using password managers -- bugs and all

A furor over bugs in password managers left users in a jam. Self-proclaimed security empress Jessy Irwin clears up the confusion

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Microsoft changes Win7/8.1 updates, pushes even harder for Windows 10

Starting in October, patches will be cumulative and Win7/8.1 customers will effectively cede control of their PCs to Microsoft

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6 security advances worth celebrating

In a world besieged by criminal hackers, we'll take all the good security news we can get. Here are six advances that can improve your defenses

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More Win 10 Anniversary Update problems -- and what to do about them

If the Anniversary Update has your PC tied in knots, it may not be too late to back out

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Microsoft admits to distributing Windows printing bugs in KB 3177725 and KB 3176493

Unfortunately, KB 3177725 is the 'magic' Win7 patch that speeds update scans. But here's a workaround

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Surface Pro 3's massive battery drain is a software problem, Microsoft says

Surface Pro 3 owners may not have to deal with a battery recall, after all

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Microsoft yanks buggy speed-up patch KB 3161608, replaces it with KB 3172605 and 3172614

Microsoft and Intel are in a standoff when it comes to Bluetooth bugs in the Windows Update speed-up fix, leaving users in the lurch

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Cisco patches critical exposure in management software

Vulnerability in Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Performance Manager software could let an authenticated, remote attacker execute commands

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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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