The Microsoft Update team plans to work through this holiday period on a Windows XP resource-hog problem that has burdened some users for months, and even years.
The company finishes 2013 with a total of 106 security bulletins.
Microsoft explained some speed improvements made in its latest Internet Explorer 11 browser.
Plus: Microsoft takes steps to stop government censorship of Skype calls in China.
Yahoo said that all data traveling through its datacenters will be encrypted by the end of the first quarter of 2014.
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.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 browser supports the latest Transport Layer Security standard by default.
With October's massive Microsoft product releases comes new and modified configuration options.
- By Greg Shields
Microsoft is delivering most of the improvements to its Office Web Apps that it promised back in June.
Microsoft released Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 systems today.
Microsoft sent word today that its monthly patch for November will contain three bulletin items rated "critical" and five "important" items.
Google announced on Tuesday that it has ended integration work with Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 browser.
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.
Google plans to extend security and patch support for its Chrome browser running on Microsoft's Windows XP until April 2015.
A tool that blocks Internet Explorer 11 installations on Windows 7 machines is now available.
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 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.
Microsoft's Internet Information Services 8.5 Web server will be arriving soon and bringing a few new improvements.
Microsoft today rolled out a "release preview" test version of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7.
Microsoft issued a security advisory today for all supported versions of Internet Explorer.