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.
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.
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.
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.
Apple usually has relatively pain-free updates, but the latest iPhone operating system, iOS4, is causing headaches.
The phones most affected are those connecting to Microsoft Exchange servers, but those synching with Gmail also have problems.
While many of you are still digging out from June patches, there’s more .NET updates in your future.
I’m about to yell “uncle!” when it comes to .NET, and I’m sure many of you are as well. Microsoft is releasing updates for .NET 3.5 at the same time it’s bringing out version 4.0.
Microsoft released a slew of fixes for Internet Explorer, Excel, and ActiveX — mostly for threats that are more possibilities than reality.
Excel gets the most patches, but there are critical updates to Adobe and Apple products, too. For a list of the most-recent Microsoft June security updates, check out the MS security summary.