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Adobe Scrambles to Fix PDF Flaw

Adobe is rushing to develop a patch for a critical security vulnerability in Adobe Reader revealed at the Black Hat security conference.

Prepare for Record Patch Tuesday

IT admins should brace themselves for a record 14 new security bulletins and a busy week of updates and patches for Microsoft's August Patch Tuesday.

Microsoft Slates Record-setting Monster Patch Tuesday Next Week

Microsoft today said it will deliver a record 14 security updates next week to patch a record-tying 34 vulnerabilities in Windows, IE, Office and Silverlight.

Microsoft's Not-So-Secret Plan to Cripple Windows XP

Microsoft is trying its hardest to kill the operating system Windows XP, including refusing to issue security patches for XP SP2, putting many XP users at risk.


Microsoft Partners Slow to Patch, Report Says

Microsoft's bug reports fail to result in prompt corrections, the Microsoft Vulnerability Research program reports.

Microsoft Readies Critical Windows Patch

Emergency patch for so-called shortcut bug falls out of the usual security fix schedule.

Mozilla Patches Firefox 3.6 -- Again

Just a few days after making a patch, Mozilla again updates its browser -- this time to fix a plug-in problem.

Microsoft Releases Win7 SP1 Beta, WinXP Gets a Reprieve

Microsoft Releases Windows 7 SP1 beta and gives Windows XP a reprieve (yup, another one).

How to Keep Windows XP SP2 Safer After Microsoft Stops Patching

Tuesday marks the end of patches for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). If you're still running that edition of XP, you can still take steps to protect your PC.

Last Patch Tuesday for Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP2

Next Tuesday will be a light one for security bulletins, but also marks a critical deadline for many organizations as Microsoft will end support for Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP2.