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Microsoft's October Patch Includes Zero-Day Windows and IE Flaw Fixes

This month's security offering includes three bulletins rated "critical" and five "important" items.

IE To Block Outdated Silverlight Plug-ins Next Month

Internet Explorer will begin blocking outdated Silverlight ActiveX plug-ins, starting on Nov. 11.

Yahoo Servers Reportedly Hacked Using 'Shellshock' Hole

Romanian hackers are targeting the Yahoo Games servers.

Google Chrome Support for Exchange Tripped Up by Standards Again

Microsoft recently noted a problem with its Outlook Web App and its Exchange Admin Center when used with the latest Google Chrome browser.

Yahoo Threatened with Daily Fines after Challenging Surveillance Requests

The tech company said it was fined $250,000 per day for not handing over requested user data.

Small September Patch Tuesday Release Fixes Huge IE Zero-Day Hole

This month's offering includes one "critical" and three "important" bulletins that look to fix 42 different flaws.

Microsoft Promises Limited IE Compatibility Support with Enterprise Mode

Microsoft has an evolving plan to help organizations address their legacy Internet Explorer support problems, but it only goes so far.

Old IPv4 Router Settings May Be Causing Internet Slowdowns This Week

Internet performance degradations may occur this week and the next due to settings on some IPv4 routers that are used across the Internet.

Microsoft August Patch Tuesday: 'Critical' Fixes for IE, Media Center

This moth's Security Update addresses a total of 37 flaws.

Gartner: Chromebooks Rising but Still in a Niche

Chromebooks are mostly being used today in North American educational markets, but sales are set to triple by 2017, according to a new report from Gartner Inc.

Microsoft Holds Back on Out-of-Date ActiveX Blocking Until September

Microsoft's new security protection feature for Internet Explorer that blocks older installations of ActiveX will now start to take effect on Sept. 9, instead of the earlier announced Aug. 12 date, and it will only block Oracle Java ActiveX for now.

Microsoft Announces New Support Policy for Internet Explorer

Microsoft wants organizations and individuals to use the latest Internet Explorer versions, so much so that it announced some new policy changes today.

SharePoint Tips and Tricks: The Publishing Feature

Here's the what, how and why of the SharePoint deployment tool.

Microsoft Adding Outdated ActiveX Blocking to Internet Explorer

Microsoft plans to add ActiveX blocking capabilities into certain versions of its Internet Explorer browsers on Aug. 12.

Russian Crime Ring Steals 1.2 Billion Online Passwords

This week's incident highlights the need for a change in attitudes relating to corporate security.

Cisco Security Report Highlights Enterprise Weak Links

The study took a look at 16 multinational enterprises in the first half of 2014 to map out what the top trouble areas for IT are.

Microsoft Fudging Standards in IE 11 To Avoid 'Degraded' Mobile Experience

Microsoft plans to release an updated Internet Explorer 11 mobile browser with the next release of Windows Phone 8.1 that will address some Web site compatibility issues.

Microsoft Releases EMET 5.0 Security Tool

The latest version adds two new mitigation features and support for 64-bit systems.

Oracle's Quarterly Patch Targets 113 Vulnerabilities

Oracle released its quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) on Tuesday with 113 security flaw fixes for multiple Oracle products, including 20 for Java Standard Edition (Java SE).

InstallShield and Dell Encryption Crashes Connected to July Security Patch

While the InstallShield flaw currently has a limited workaround, there's no word on whether the Dell problem is further being investigated by Microsoft.

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