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Apple patches 67 bugs in OS El Capitan, refreshes Safari and iTunes

End times approach for El Capitan, which will be replaced this summer when Apple issues betas of the next version

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Windows 7 update scans taking forever? KB 3153199 may solve the problem

Users are again hit by massive Win7/Vista update scan delays, but installing a completely unrelated patch seems to help

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US sounds alarm after SAP bug found affecting multinationals

The bug was patched by SAP over five years ago, but many systems remain vulnerable

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Hackers exploiting unpatched Flash Player vulnerability, Adobe warns

Adobe releases updates for Reader, Acrobat, and ColdFusion, but is still working on the Flash Player patch

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Microsoft releases new Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 firmware updates

Intel figures prominently in the long list of new drivers recently released for Microsoft's laptop and tablet

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GitLab repairs critical flaw that lets users log in as admins

The fixes are available for all supported versions of GitLab Community Edition and GitLab Enterprise Edition

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Lenovo patches serious flaw in pre-installed support tool

The flaw could allow attackers to gain higher privileges on compromised computers

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Relax: KB 3035583 patch is not overriding Windows 10 registry settings

Contrary to recent media claims, tests on numerous systems show Microsoft has not changed its rules on Windows 10 upgrades

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Microsoft replaces WSUS patch KB 3148812 with KB 3159706

Microsoft tries again with a faulty WSUS patch, but more work will be required of users to fix the problems caused by its predecssor

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Why most Android devices won't patch the Qualcomm bug

Qualcomm has patched a high-severity flaw, but handset manufacturers' reluctance to update older models means most of them will remain vulnerable

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Mystery solved: KB 3150513 is another Windows 10 update-enabling patch

Released by Microsoft without documentation, it's safe to hide this patch if you don't want Windows 10 or its related updates

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WSUS on Windows Server 2012 R2 appears to be badly broken

Windows Update server won't synchronize and is throwing errors 7032 and 7053 when trying to connect

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Google renews focus on Mediaserver flaws in latest Android Security Bulletin

Google renamed its monthly security update, but the contents remain the same: remote execution and elevation of privilege bugs in Mediaserver

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Botched WSUS patch KB 3148812 throws errors 80244019, 80244008, 8024401f

Two days after the patch rolled out, Microsoft provided instructions for dealing with reported problems -- but the new fixes don't work either

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Microsoft ackowledges problems with buggy Office 2013 patch KB 3114941

Crashes in Lync and Outlook lead to Microsoft's fourth official recall of Click-to-Run version of Office in the past four months

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Microsoft releases 24 optional Windows patches

Documentation for the updates was a day late, but it's worth scanning the list to see if there's anything of interest for your setup

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Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 updates throw 800f0203 error, blue screens

InfoWorld's own Windows blogger had problems with a Surface Book and couldn't get it to install the patches; the recommended fix doesn't work in all cases

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Oracle security update includes Java, MySQL, Oracle Database fixes

Several vulnerabilities in Oracle's quarterly patch release are considered critical and could be remotely exploited

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