Microsoft's test OS versions receive a .NET Framework fix.
April's security update arrived today, packing six bulletins for 11 flaws.
This month marks the passing of a few Windows and Office product lifecycle milestones.
Apple released an update for Mac OS X users yesterday that addresses a recent Java flaw that has been exploited in the wild by attackers thanks to its inclusion in the BlackHole hacker toolkit.
For the second month in a row, Microsoft will release six bulletin items in its April security update, according to the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.
Just like your OS, Java should be updated as soon as patches are released.
You may want to hold onto that inactive gaming console instead of selling it.
Microsoft has said it is looking into reported allegations that hackers may be able to retrieve credit card information off an Xbox 360 -- even after the hard drive has been reformatted.
The BlackHole kit, a popular exploit set among hackers, has been updated to take advantage of a recently discovered Java hole that security researchers say many haven't updated yet.
A group calling itself "LulzSec Reborn" released the usernames and passwords of 170,937 subscribers to a military online dating service on Sunday.
Plus, the return of LulzSec.
Internet Explorer 10 contains a new security feature called "enhanced protected mode" that Windows 8 beta testers may soon encounter.
Microsoft recently disrupted a major ring whose use of malware has cost victims $477 million since 2005.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
A security report released today by Verizon that studied 855 breach incidents from last year concluded that 97 percent of them could have been avoided by "simple and intermediate controls."
Plus: App makers go in front of the judge, Web app security guidelines.
Hackers may have had the jump on Microsoft even as it released a "critical" patch for a Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) flaw this month.
A class-action lawsuit was filed in an Austin, Texas court this week that alleges some of the most-downloaded mobile apps are harvesting personal information without users' knowledge.
Plus: Better user password starts with password policy, Google's Chrome browser hacked at the Pwn2Own contest.
This month's Microsoft security update, released today, features six bulletins, with one labeled as "critical," four "important" and one "moderate."
Trustwave's 2012 Global Security Report includes a section on passwords that delves into weaknesses in user behavior, administrative policy and the technologies used to manage passwords.
- By Kevin McCaney