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Adobe fixes flaws in Flash Player and Adobe Connect

The Flash Player patches address nine critical vulnerabilities

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Android patches fix Drammer RAM attack, but not Dirty Cow exploit

The security patches address 12 critical vulnerabilities in various Android components and drivers

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Microsoft EMET gets end-of-life reprieve

Originally slated to expire on Jan. 27, 2017, Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Toolkit will remain under support until July 31, 2018

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Admins, update your databases to avoid the MySQL bug

Two critical privilege escalation vulnerabilities in MySQL, MariaDB, and Percona Server for MySQL can help take control of the whole server, which is very bad for shared environments

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Windows GDI flaw leads to PowerShell attacks

APT group FruityArmor exploited Windows GDI memory handling to break out of browser sandboxes and launch PowerShell in targeted attacks

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Monster Oracle update patches database, Java

Oracle's Critical Patch Updates keep getting bigger. The database giant addressed a number of remotely exploitable flaws in Java, MySQL, and Oracle Database this quarter

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12 hardware and software vulnerabilities you should address now

Hardware and software that live past their end-of-life dates pose serious risks to organizations. Find out which assets you should update, upgrade, or replace ASAP

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What’s in your code? Why you need a software bill of materials

When developers and suppliers carefully list the tools used to build an application and what third-party components are included, IT can improve software patching and updates

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Xen Project patches serious virtual machine escape flaws

The updates fix a total of four flaws, two allowing privilege escalation from guest VMs to the host

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Google squashes another Mediaserver bug in Android

Google's monthly security update included a patch for a Stagefright-like vulnerability that could crash Android devices by loading a JPEG file

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Google's 3-level Android patch could cause confusion

Google released over 50 security fixes this month, with eight of the patched vulnerabilities rated critical

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Google patches critical bug on Android Nexus 5X devices

The vulnerability, which Google has patched, could let attackers obtain the password for locked Nexus 5X devices and access device contents

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Apple quashes 3 zero-days with emergency Mac update

Bugs that turn iPhones into iSpies can be weaponized and used against Macs as well

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Adobe patches critical vulnerability in ColdFusion application server

The flaw can be exploited to expose sensitive information

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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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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

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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