Patch Watch

Java update comes sooner than expected

It’s discouraging when an application update is compromised before we’ve even had the chance to apply it. Oracle has released Java 7 Version 13, hot on the heels of Version 11, to fix a zero-day exploit — and numerous other security flaws.

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A Windows-patching December to remember

Despite how it might seem at times, flawed security updates are relatively rare. When there is a problem, Microsoft typically releases an update for the update. For example, this past December there was a bug in the patch Microsoft released to fix a font vulnerability. In this special New Year’s edition of Patch Watch, I review three problem updates released in December.

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