Despite unfavorable testing scores from multiple security firms, Microsoft's Security Essentials market share sees huge growth.
Security firm ESET sees the upward growth of mobile attacks, especially against Android devices, to continue this trend for next year.
December's security update arrived today with five "critical" bulletins and two "important" items that affect all versions of Windows, including its newest Windows 8 and Windows RT.
Microsoft will be finishing off 2012 with a monthly security update that addresses 11 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Exchange Server, Office and Windows.
Microsoft's free Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) may not operate correctly for some apps.