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Oracle releases new Java fixes, speeds up patching cycle

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Oracle released new Java security updates on Tuesday and announced plans to accelerate the release of future Java patches following recent attacks that have infected computers with malware by exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities in Java browser plug-ins. The new updates, Java 7 Update 15 and Java 6 Update 41, address...
Oracle releases new Java fixes, speeds up patching cycle
Oracle announces direct Java support for OS X, Mac to get security updates the same time as Windows
ACLU asks feds to probe wireless carriers over Android security updates

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday features IE8 zero-day fix

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Microsoft last week said it will issue ten security updates next week, two of them rated "critical," to patch 34 vulnerabilities, including the zero-day bug that has been used by cyber criminals to poison "watering hole" websites in attacks aimed at U.S. government workers. "IE is always critical, and...
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday features IE8 zero-day fix

Microsoft to roll out Windows Store app patches quickly

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Microsoft will release security updates for applications in its Windows Store as those patches are available in order to speed up the updating process....
Microsoft to roll out Windows Store app patches quickly

Invitations sent for Google event scheduled for October 29

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In the span of seven days, Apple is holding an event widely speculated to be the launch of the iPad mini, Microsoft's Windows 8 is launching accompanied with the Surface RT tablet, and today Google sent out invitations for an event in New York City on October 29 on the...
Invitations sent for Google event scheduled for October 29

The Developers Guide To Android History [Infographic]

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Mobile app developers have a favorite pastime: complaining about fragmentation in the world of Android. "So many screen sizes! So many version numbers! Why can't Google be more like Apple and make it simple?" Developers tend to be a whiny lot.  Yet, it can be hard to keep track of...
The Developers Guide To Android History [Infographic]

Microsoft rushes IE8 zero-day fix into next week's Patch Tuesday

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Microsoft today said it will issue 10 security updates next week, two rated "critical," to patch 34 vulnerabilities, including the zero-day bug that has been used by cyber criminals to poison "watering hole" websites in attacks aimed at U.S. government workers....
Microsoft rushes IE8 zero-day fix into next week's Patch Tuesday

Microsoft preps monster security update for next week

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Microsoft will issue 12 security updates next week, including two for Internet Explorer, that will patch a near-record 57 vulnerabilities in the browser, Windows, Office and the enterprise-critical Exchange Server email software....
Microsoft preps monster security update for next week

Bogus Chrome update offers shadow real updates

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Google's recent upgrade of Chrome has sparked a new round of bogus updates of the Web browser from cybercriminals hoping to steal online banking credentials and perform other mayhem. Google released its upgrade Thursday, providing users with higher performing software and patching two-dozen security vulnerabilities. Because Google usually refreshes...
Bogus Chrome update offers shadow real updates

Microsoft plans big May patch slate for next week

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Microsoft today said it would ship seven security updates next week, three critical, to patch 23 bugs in Windows, Office and its Silverlight and .Net development platforms....
Microsoft plans big May patch slate for next week
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Firefox 10 out now: full screen apps, fewer crashes, disappearing forward button

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The tenth iteration of Mozilla's browser is rolling out from today and we're sat here waiting for our own go signal. As the biggest UI tweaks will arrive in v12, the majority of changes are under the hood: except that the "forward" button now only appears once you've pressed...
Firefox 10 out now: full screen apps, fewer crashes, disappearing forward button

Microsoft Patches Critical Windows Zero-day Bug That Hackers Are Now Exploiting

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Microsoft Tuesday delivered six security updates to patch 11 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office and several other products....
Microsoft Patches Critical Windows Zero-day Bug That Hackers Are Now Exploiting
Major Windows USB vulnerability patched by Microsoft in latest round of updates

It's the end of mainstream support for Windows Vista

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April 10, 2012: That’s the date Windows Vista support moves from mainstream to extended (meaning paid for everything but security updates)....
It's the end of mainstream support for Windows Vista

Apple's Mountain Lion to offer automatic security updates

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Apple's Mountain Lion to offer automatic security updates

Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6, Office 2003 enter their final support year

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But still: where did the lighter fluid come from? Windows XP drops out of extended support on April 8, 2014. As of April 9, 2014, there will be no more security updates or other fixes made for the ancient operating system. Joining it are Internet Explorer 6, Office 2003,...
Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6, Office 2003 enter their final support year

Microsoft to patch 20 bugs next week in month of Office updates

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Microsoft today announced it will deliver seven security updates, one critical, to patch 20 vulnerabilities in Office, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, Windows and other parts of its product lineup....
Microsoft to patch 20 bugs next week in month of Office updates

Phil Schiller Goes on Offensive Against Android and Samsung

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Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller went on the offensive against Android in a unusually forthright interview with The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of world-wide marketing, also said that Android users are often running old operating systems and that the fragmentation in the Android world was...
Phil Schiller Goes on Offensive Against Android and Samsung

Cisco patches bugs in VPN client and security appliances

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Networking equipment vendor Cisco Systems released multiple security updates on Wednesday to address vulnerabilities in its AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances, Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series ASA Services Module and Cisco Application Control Engine software....
Cisco patches bugs in VPN client and security appliances

Microsoft overhauls certificate management in response to Flame PKI hack

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As part of its monthly “Patch Tuesday” security updates for June, Microsoft announced changes in how Windows manages certificates. These changes include a new automatic updater tool for Windows 7 and Windows Vista that will flag stolen or known forged certificates. This shift will have a huge impact on companies...
Microsoft overhauls certificate management in response to Flame PKI hack

Farewell, Camino: Development on Mac browser officially halted

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Camino, the OS X browser that famously does things "the Mac way," has been discontinued after ten years of development. The announcement was made by project leader Stuart Morgan via the Camino blog: After a decade-long run, Camino is no longer being developed, and we encourage all users to...
Farewell, Camino: Development on Mac browser officially halted

Apple Updates Mountain Lion Developer Preview With New Security Features

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Apple has issued a new update for Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 via the Mac App Store. It was first noticed by Twitter user @Lhunar and introduces the new Mountain Lion Security Update system. The new system does daily checks for security updates as Apple ramps up its security protocols...
Apple Updates Mountain Lion Developer Preview With New Security Features

Microsoft fixes two critical flaws for April's Patch Tuesday

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In the latest round of security updates, Microsoft has released patches for nine security vulnerabilities, two of them considered "critical." [Read more]...
Microsoft fixes two critical flaws for April's Patch Tuesday

Oracle releases new Java fixes, speeds up patching cycle

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Oracle released new Java security updates on Tuesday and announced plans to accelerate the release of future Java patches following recent attacks that have infected computers with malware by exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities in Java browser plug-ins....
Oracle releases new Java fixes, speeds up patching cycle

Microsoft warns the end is near for Windows XP

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In just one year, on April 8, 2014, Microsoft will stop delivering security updates for Windows XP, the second most popular operating system in the world. Microsoft issued several blog posts Monday urging businesses to get out before it was too late. "You should take action to move off of...
Microsoft warns the end is near for Windows XP

Microsoft to patch Windows bug called 'Holy Grail' by one researcher

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Microsoft on Thursday said it would ship six security updates next week, only one critical, to patch seven vulnerabilities in Windows and a pair of for-developers-only programs....
Microsoft to patch Windows bug called 'Holy Grail' by one researcher

ACLU complains to FTC that mobile carriers leave Android phones unsecured

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Smartphones with custom versions of Android offered by large mobile operators in the U.S. are not getting security updates as regularly as phones from Google, or smartphones from other vendors like Microsoft, according to a complaint by the American Civil Liberties Union to the Federal Trade Commission....
ACLU complains to FTC that mobile carriers leave Android phones unsecured

Microsoft to issue more critical patches next week for Win7 than XP

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Microsoft today said it would deliver nine security updates next week, four of them critical, to patch 21 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office, .Net and Silverlight....
Microsoft to issue more critical patches next week for Win7 than XP
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