Author Archives: Susan Bradley
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
We bid farewell to Microsoft support for Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP2 this month.
The complex security systems we live with today that protect us from malicious Internet attacks have their roots in these two venerable operating systems.Read More