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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.

4 'Critical' Bulletins Set for Microsoft's September Patch

The most important bulletins include fixes for SharePoint and Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Continues XP Support Death March

The end of support doesn't mean the end of support options for those willing to pay.

Ramnit Financial Malware Now Aimed at Steam Gamers

A variant of the popular "money in the bank" malware is now targeting the largest online game distributor.

IE and Exchange Server Flaws Highlight Microsoft's August Security Update

Most importantly this month is a cumulative fix for 11 flaws in all versions of Microsoft's Web browser.

Microsoft Readies 'Critical' Updates for Windows, IE and Exchange for August Patch

Microsoft's light monthly update will feature a majority of fixes for Windows.

Microsoft Adding New BYOD Security Features to Windows 8.1

Many of the new security upgrades in Microsoft's OS update will focus on securing personal devices.

Overseas IT Pros Cold on Using U.S. Cloud Services After PRISM Reveal

A cloud advocate survey found that 56 percent of respondents would not use U.S.-based cloud services.

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