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IE Fixes Are Top Priority for November's Patch Tuesday

Microsoft's monthly Security Update arrived today with three "critical" bulletin items and five "important" fixes -- all addressing 19 flaws in a number of Microsoft products and services.

No Zero-Day Graphics Flaw Fix in Microsoft's November Patch

Microsoft sent word today that its monthly patch for November will contain three bulletin items rated "critical" and five "important" items.

Microsoft Warns of Zero-Day Graphics Flaw

According to Microsoft, attacks against victims in the Middle East and Asia are exploiting a zero-day flaw found in the Microsoft Graphics Component.

NSA Allegedly Infiltrated Overseas Google and Yahoo Datacenters

According to documents that were released on Wednesday, both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the British Government Communications Headquarters tapped overseas datacenters used by both Yahoo and Google.

Microsoft Security Report: XP Won't Keep Users Safe

Microsoft's latest security report highlights the huge gap between Windows XP and Windows 8 infection rates.

Government Releases Draft Cybersecurity Framework

The goal of the document is to bring both the public and private sectors to the same level of security so that information pertaining to threats can be easily shared between the two.

Will Government Transparency Ease Surveillance Fears?

Some of the biggest privacy issues to come out of the PRISM reveal has stemmed the lack of communication from federal agencies.

Microsoft Celebrates 10 Years of Patch Tuesdays with 4 'Critical' Fixes

This month hits the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft's first monthly security update release. And in celebrating a decade of Patch Tuesdays, Redmond is gifting IT four bulletin items rated "critical" and four "important" for October's monthly rollout.

Adobe Hack Results in Stolen Source Code and Customer Data

Adobe alerted customers on Thursday that a breach by hackers has resulted in the loss of 2.9 million customers' personal data -- including user names, encrypted credit card information and passwords.

Former Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer: 'I Don't Trust Microsoft Now'

Casper Bowden said Microsoft is involved in a program that is anti-democratic.

Survey: 55% of IT Pros Believe Gov. Accesses All Cloud Data

More than half of readers say Microsoft allows government access to everything stored in its cloud services.

Microsoft's September Patch Problems

How trustworthy does IT view Microsoft's patches?

BitLocker Engineer Allegedly Asked for Encryption Backdoor by FBI

In a report by Mashable, the BitLocker team was approached by agents multiple times about creating an easy access point for federal law enforcement.

'Critical' Fixes for Windows, IE, Office and SharePoint Arrive in Security Update

Microsoft's September patch includes 13 items and addresses 47 flaws.

NSA Allegedly Able To Crack Most Data Encryption

The security also is accused of paying millions to tech firms to build in encryption backdoors.

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