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Critical Java updates fix 19 vulnerabilities, disable SSL 3.0

Future Java 7 security patches will not be publicly available so users should migrate to Java 8

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Oracle to fix 167 vulnerabilities, including serious backdoor-like flaw in E-Business Suite

The E-Business Suite vulnerability can give attackers complete control over databases that store sensitive business information

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Web-based exploits on the decline, but users still slow to patch

Attackers are no longer focusing on Java vulnerabilities and are increasingly looking at other targets, like Silverlight

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What to expect from Microsoft's Windows 10 event, from Cortana to new browsers

On Wednesday, Microsoft plans to unveil a consumer preview of Windows 10. Look for Cortana integration, improved notifications, a seamless new interface, new browsers and more.

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3 things Microsoft has to prove at its Windows 10 event

If people are to believe Windows can capture the spirit of the mobile era, Microsoft will have to make a watertight case.

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Spec showdown: Microsoft's Lumia 532 makes more sense than Samsung's Tizen-based Z1

Both smartphones cost below $100, but some tough choices have been made to get there

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Microsoft focuses solely on Windows on Patch Tuesday

For the first time in recent history, Microsoft has issued no security bug fixes for Internet Explorer.

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Windows 10 phones may be coming with Windows 10 PCs

The posting of a Windows 10 test platform for phones has reignited speculation that Microsoft's next OS will embrace all platforms.

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OpenSSL patches eight new vulnerabilities

The flaws are of moderate and low severity, but server admins should still update

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Windows 10 will breathe life back into Microsoft's operating system, Lenovo says

Customers are seen to be wanting to upgrade to Windows 10, said the company's CTO.

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Think that software library is safe to use? Not so fast!

Flaws in third-party software libraries often find their way into products, a problem that will occupy developers and sysadmins next year

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Exploits for dangerous network time protocol vulnerabilities can compromise systems

Systems administrators are urged to install critical patches that address remote code execution flaws in NTP

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Critical vulnerability in Git clients puts developers at risk

Malicious Git code repositories can execute rogue commands on client machines interacting with them