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Windows 10 cumulative update 7, KB 3093266, hit by recurring update failures

There are many reports that the latest Windows 10 patch fails to install repeatedly -- and a few user suggestions to fix the problem

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Microsoft stays mum on mystery Windows 7 patch

Another botched patch? It's hard to say when Microsoft releases, then pulls a Windows patch and offers no information on it

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Apple ships iOS 9.0.1 to fix bug that paralyzed some iPhones

Tells customers with crippled devices to connect to iTunes to grab the update

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Windows 10 Internet Explorer update KB 3087040 fails with error 0x80004005

Somebody at Microsoft should have tested the patch before releasing it, but fortunately there's an easy fix

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WhatsApp fixes dangerous flaw in Web app

A flaw that could affect as many as 200 million people could be used to trick people into installing malware

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Microsoft Edge browser gets its first critical patches

Microsoft Edge gets 4 security fixes in its first patch Tuesday, while older sibling Internet Explorer got 17

Don’t check that box! Windows 7 patch KB 3083324 sneaks in

If you woke up this morning to a barely described Windows 7 patch, you aren’t alone

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KB 3092627 fixes bad Windows patch MS15-084/KB 3076895

A newly released patch replaces the hotfix KB 3090303 for Windows 7 SP1/Server 2008 R2

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Windows patch MS15-084/KB 3076895 breaks Symantec, IBM Tivoli, even Microsoft Forefront

After much confusion, there's finally a Hotfix available, KB 3090303, and a permanent fix is promised shortly

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BitTorrent patches flaw that could amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

Attackers could use the vulnerability to force BitTorrent applications used by hundreds of millions of users to send malicious traffic

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KB 3081448, KB 3081449, KB 3081452 arrive on Windows 10 sans documents

If you're running Windows 10 RTM (build 10240), you got Cumulative Update 5 and two other surprises with no pedigree -- and your machine will reboot tonight

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How stealthy patches could bring down all of Windows 10

Here's a simple scenario where the lack of patch information could severely limit Windows 10's acceptance

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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

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