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September 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Although summer isn’t officially over until later this month, it might as well be autumn already where I live. School has started, the swallows that nest in our eaves have left for South America, the weather has grown slightly cooler (and rainier), and the Atlantic is full of hurricanes (which I narrowly avoided by cruising […]

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Third Party Patch Roundup – August 2018

Summer is almost at an end, and the months ahead are sure to be hectic as always as we sail toward the holiday season and the end of yet another year. Because those holidays also serve as a prime time for spammers, scammers, and attackers, it’s important to get ahead of the game and start […]

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August 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Here we go again. It’s August 14, and after last month’s buggy patches – with numerous known issues, particularly regarding .NET, Windows 7 and 8.1 – it’s not surprising that many IT pros are feeling at least a little wary but what might be in store this time. There were enough problems that Woody Leonhard […]

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Third Party Patch Roundup – July 2018

Here we go again. Yes, it’s already the end of another month and time to round up the patches that have been issued in July by various software vendors.

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July 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

This June, none of the Microsoft operating systems have vulnerabilities numbering the double digits. The largest number of fixes belong to the Edge web browser, and a large percentage of those are rated critical.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – June 2018

Here we are again at the end of another month, and it’s been an interesting one for those who spend their lives down in the IT security trenches.

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June 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

In total, the June patches address 50 vulnerabilities. Let’s take a closer look at some of the security update summaries. Only one of these, a remote code execution issue in the Jcript component, had been publicly disclosed.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – May 2018

Here we are again at the end of another month, and it’s been an interesting one for those who spend their lives down in the IT security trenches.

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May 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

In addition to the regular fixes, we also have a major Windows 10 update to contend with. It’s called the April 2018 update, and it was officially released and made available for download and manual installation on the last day of that month, but it didn’t start rolling out through Windows automatic updates until today (Patch Tuesday).

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Third Party Patch Roundup – April 2018

Another month has passed and you know what that means – time to take a look at the security patches that have been issued over the past 30 days by “the usual suspects” – the vendors who make some of the most popular desktop and mobile operating systems and applications.

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