Samsung said today it will no longer automatically disable Windows updates on PCs and laptops it manufactures and will release a patch “within a few days.”
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Samsung’s update mechanism for Windows PCs and laptops silently disables Windows Update, computing enthusiast Patrick Barker has discovered.
Details have been disclosed on a patched Adobe Type Manager Font Driver flaw that could enable takeover of a number of systems supporting modern font engines.
Researchers at HP’s Zero Day Initiative have disclosed full details and proof-of-concept exploit code for a series of bugs they discovered that allow attackers to bypass a key exploit mitigation in Internet Explorer.
Microsoft has reclassified the Ask Toolbar as unwanted software, which means its security tools will automatically detect and remove all versions, except for the most recent, from Windows computers.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the Duqu 2.0 attack and its ramifications, the addition of HSTS support to Windows 7 and 8.1 and the rest of the news of the week.
Microsoft announced it has added HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, in addition to its native inclusion in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.
Microsoft released two critical bulletins—eight overall—as part of the June 2015 Microsoft Patch Tuesday security updates. One of the critical bulletins patches 24 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer.
Bug bounties and rewards programs provide researchers with a measure of income, and if the proposed Wassenaar rules are implemented in the U.S., that initiatives could be adversely impacted.
After several false starts, Microsoft finally is planning to support SSH in Windows and the company’s engineers also will contribute to the OpenSSH project.