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Posts Tagged ‘microsoft’

Microsoft Bumper pack

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

In something of a record update release, Microsoft has patched 49 vulnerabilities in its software. Last year we reported on their previous huge update, but his outdoes it by 15 updates!

This is a good time to remember to keep you Windows updated, but more than that to ensure you also keep your anti-virus updated, to take care of those problems that haven’t yet been patched by software vendors.

Don’t forget that Adobe also released a slew of critical patches last week in a drive to fix some of the more critical problems in Flash and Acrobat/Reader.

Andrew Lee
CTO, K7 Computing

Microsoft to issue update for IE8 flaw

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Microsoft has confirmed that it will be releasing an update to plug a security hole in its latest browser, Internet Explorer 8. (more…)

Microsoft prepare for March update

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Microsoft is preparing to launch its March security update on Tuesday, with the company claiming that the latest release will address a number of key issues. (more…)

Microsoft boss calls for online “drivers license”

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Microsoft’s chief strategy officer Craig Mundie has suggested that internet users should be required to have a mandatory “internet drivers license” before being allowed online. (more…)

Microsoft brings forward security update

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Microsoft will today bring forward a scheduled security update to fix the flaw in Internet Explorer that was exploited in the recent attack on Google. (more…)

Microsoft to plug critical holes in November Windows Update

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Users of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Word can expect six security patches on Tuesday, designed to fix critical security weaknesses, the company has revealed. (more…)

Malware threat on increase according to Microsoft report

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The threat from worms and Trojans is on the increase, according to a bi-annual report from software giant Microsoft. (more…)

Microsoft to issue biggest ever security update

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Microsoft will today launch its biggest ever security patch which will aim to fix as many as 34 vulnerabilities in its Windows operating system and Internet Explorer browser. (more…)

Microsoft take Malware advertisers to court

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Microsoft is stepping up the fight against online criminals by launching legal action against up to five advertisers which it claims is responsible for inserting advertisements which include malicious code on websites. (more…)

US ranked as world malware hotspot

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Computer users in the United States using Microsoft Windows are the most likely to have some form of malware on their computer, judging by statistics released by Microsoft.

A malicious software removal tool from the software giant has removed malware from a staggering 2.2m PC’s in the USA in August, more than the other nine top countries combined. (more…)