Critics of Microsoft’s XP patch decision fail to see the big picture

Punditry is a never ending race to distract and influence large audiences with antagonistic points of view put forward by quasi-intellectual iconoclasts. Often derided as irrelevant, the practice is alive and well in

Published on: May 5th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

No security patch for Mac Office users

Microsoft yesterday told Mac Office users it doesn't yet have a fix for a PowerPoint bug that it patched for Windows customers."Security updates for Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac, Microsoft Office 2008 for

Published on: May 12th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Get ready for a mammoth Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Mammoth. That seems to be the word that most accurately describes what Microsoft has in store for next week's Patch Tuesday. Microsoft revealed that we can expect 17 security bulletins for the April

Published on: April 11th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Automatically track missing patches with Personal Software Inspector

Secunia has updated its Personal Software Inspector (PSI) with the ability to silently download and apply patches from multiple vendors soon after their release. PSI 2.0 is now available in an open beta

Published on: September 7th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

Adobe responds to attacks with faster patching

Hackers like Adobe Systems, and now the company knows it all too well. Adobe's software has increasingly come under attack in recent years as hackers have come to realize that it can be

Published on: October 7th, 2009 Robert McMillan

PDF flaw too dangerous to ignore, Adobe says

Adobe Systems Inc. last week acknowledged that all versions of its popular PDF software, including editions for Windows, the Mac and Linux, contain at least one, and possibly two, critical vulnerabilities. "All currently

Published on: May 19th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Vendors to get sneak peek of Microsoft patches

Microsoft plans to give security vendors a head start in what has become a monthly race against the hackers.Starting in October, the company will provide security vendors with early access to technical details

Published on: August 6th, 2008 Mike MacMillan

How to correctly install Windows XP SP3

Still on Windows XP? Me too. So we'll both want to be sure to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), which should be available from Microsoft by the time you read this.

Published on: May 14th, 2008 Stuart J. Johnston

Full steam ahead – cautiously

With the ever-increasing amount of malware prowling the Internet, sniffing at every network and system they can find, hoping to slip in and wreak havoc, administrators have become more paranoid about unpatched software.Even

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Brian Greiner