Windows 8 Security

Microsoft Update Includes Critical Security Update for IE 9, First Patches for Windows 8, RT

Microsoft released its monthly security updates today and put special urgency on a cumulative security update for Internet Explorer 9. Critical vulnerabilities were found in the way the browser handles objects in memory which could lead to an attacker remotely executing code. Victims would have to land on a website hosting an exploit, Microsoft said. The company said there are no public exploits for this vulnerability.

First Windows 8 and Windows RT Security Updates Due Next Week

Plenty is happening on the Microsoft patch management front. First, Adobe agreed to sync up its patch release cycles with Microsoft’s on the second Tuesday of every month, moving away from quarterly releases. And now on Tuesday, Microsoft will release its first security updates since the release of Windows 8.

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