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Patching Week in Review – Week 49

Here we are at the week before the last Patch Tuesday of the year and it has been far from dull. With security releases from Adobe, Apple, and Google, you might want to consider a patching cycle this weekend. Don’t forget to register for our December Patch Tuesday webinar next week to get the latest

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Patching in Review – Week 47

Although it has been a short week, the patching world has not been short on high-priority updates. With a critical out-of-band Adobe Flash release and a Google Chrome security release, it might be worth considering a patching cycle over this holiday weekend. Before we get around to the updates for

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November Patch Tuesday FAQ

November Patch Tuesday included 60+ vulnerabilities resolved by Microsoft and third-party vendors, plus a zero day and two public disclosures. You can watch our analysis webinar, where we go through the November patches in detail, as well as answer user questions. Here is a compilation of the most f

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Patching in Review – Week 45

We find ourselves in the shadow of another Patch Tuesday, but not without an avalanche of new vulnerabilities and updates! Don’t forget to register for our November Patch Tuesday webinar to get in-depth information around what drops next week. According to Digital Trends, researchers have discovere

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Patching in Review – Week 44

We still have one more week before another Patch Tuesday, but that does not stop security researchers from finding more exploits to our everyday software. According to TheRegister, researchers at Cymulate have found an exploit within Microsoft Word that would allow an attacker to run code through us

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Patching in Review – Week 43

With Halloween on the horizon, this week would not be complete without a good spooky story, and fortunately the internet delivered!  Nearly two months ago we covered a security researcher named SandboxEscaper that released exploit code around the Windows ALPC vulnerability. On Tuesday, the same res

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Patching in Review – Week 42

With security releases from Oracle, Google, and Wireshark, with a total of 45 CVEs, this week after Patch Tuesday is not to be ignored. In the news, a vulnerability was found today in a common media streaming library that’s consumed by popular media players such as VLC and Mplayer. TheHackerNews de

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Patching in Review – Week 40

For this week of the month, you usually find me talking about the “calm before the storm.” This is not one of those months. Between new security releases from Adobe and Mozilla as well as a quiet re-release from Microsoft, it has been far from calm. Before we get onto the highlights of the week, Bl

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