The security certificates provided by various companies are supposed to update automatically, but sometimes the process fails and creates a mess.
But botched updates can leave behind remnants of certificates that are a pain to remove. They also raise the question: Why do we need them?
While most of us in the U.S. are washing up after turkey or tofu, I’m also cleaning up some leftover Patch Watch items.
We’ll undoubtedly have fresh helpings of patches in mid-December. But in the meantime, here are a few that might need your attention.
Your e-mail address can leave business associates with a good — or not-so-good — impression of you as a businessperson.
Creating a custom domain name for your e-mail can make your correspondence look more professional, and setting it up isn’t as hard as it might seem.
A light month of Windows updates means we can focus on applications that need patching.
After last month’s heavy load of updates, we could use a break! But we also need to worry about what we’re not patching, not just what we are patching.
I had high hopes that .NET 4 would break with previous versions and be easy to patch — but it’s not to be.
After working with .NET 4 for a bit, I grieve to report that it, too, is a pain to patch and laborious to remove.
In what looks to be an early trick-or-treat, Microsoft released a breathtaking number of updates.
Included in this broad collection of fixes is a critical update for Internet Explorer and other patches that put the brakes on some scary malware.
October 1 marks the start of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an event dedicated to raising the public’s understanding of safe Internet practices.
While it’s primarily a U.S. initiative, the event has lessons that PC users around the world can use to make us all a bit safer online.
A recent disclosure that hackers can use print spoolers on some older printers to take control of PCs leaves us wondering what isn’t vulnerable.
The simple lesson here is to keep your updates up-to-date — close the door on newly disclosed, potential threats before some hacker tries them out.
Microsoft’s latest Security advisory on .dll-file vulnerabilities reveals a whole new chapter of Internet security troubles — and raises many more questions than it gives answers.
Many popular applications may be targets of this new threat, and there’s no single patch that will fix it.
If this seems like an especially heavy patch week, you’re not mistaken — this might be the largest batch of Windows patches released at one time.
The most-critical patches address flaws in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and two Adobe products.