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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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December 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

‘Tis the season – for bright lights and Santa and holiday decorations – but whether you’re by the fireplace or by the beach, there’s one thing we all have in common: the necessity of keeping our systems updated to ward off any little malware elves.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – November 2017

Now that November has come to a close we’re headed toward the winter months again. In some parts of the world that means heavy coats, scarves and shoveling snow, but what did November bring in when it comes to third party patches?

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November 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Microsoft’s updates on this Patch Tuesday address a number of critical and important vulnerabilities in Windows client and server operating systems and OS components, the web browsers, and Office applications.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – October 2017

Ghosts and goblins aren’t nearly as scary as some of the malware and exploits that are lurking out there on the Internet. October brought us new reports of havoc created by ransomware, attacks by Anonymous on the Spanish government, and the discovery of the HomeHack vulnerability.

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October 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

The October patches address a total of 29 unique vulnerabilities, across Windows client and server operating systems, the Internet Explorer 11 and Edge web browsers, and the ChakraCore scripting engine.  

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