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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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April 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

A total of 66 vulnerabilities were fixed by this month’s patches. As usual, we have updates for all of the currently supported versions of the Windows operating system, both client and server, as well as both of Microsoft’s web browsers, Internet Explorer and Edge.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – March 2018

March has come and gone. The latest news includes MyFitnessPal and their recent breach. Check out the latest patches from Apple, Linux, Adobe, and more.

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March 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday again already?  Yes, February was a short month so it seems as if update day got here a tad more quickly than usual. Microsoft released a full slate of fixes for a number of vulnerabilities in Windows and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.

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February 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

It’s that time again. February is the shortest month of the year, which means we have fewer days to get all the work done that needs to be done. As usual on this Patch Tuesday, February 13, Microsoft released a slew of updates

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Follow-up: Spectre and Meltdown, one month later

In the first week of this new year, I – along with almost every member of the technology writing community – wrote about two major processor security flaws called Meltdown and Spectre, which affect a huge proportion of the computers and devices that are in use today all over the world. Between the two, everyone […]

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Third Party Patch Roundup – January 2018

As long as you’re running operating systems and applications, whether on local devices that access the cloud or on virtual servers that “live” in a cloud datacenter somewhere, you must keep that software up to date and ensure that vulnerabilities are patched as quickly as possible.

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January 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Here’s hoping it’s been a happy new year thus far, for all my friends and readers in the IT world. January got off to a rough start, security-wise, with two serious vulnerabilities affecting computer/device processors hitting the headlines and causing Microsoft to release a rare out-of-band patch.

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Is your processor facing the spectre of a meltdown?

News has emerged about two separate processor security flaws: Meltdown and Spectre. This is a serious problem because between the two of them, it affects a huge proportion of the computers and devices that are in use today all over the world.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – December 2017

As the ball falls on 2017 and we venture into the unknown territory of 2018, we need to maintain vigilance and never let our guards down. That means doing our best to keep our devices and applications updated.

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