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A 15-year-old flaw in every version of Windows right from XP to Windows 10 allows a malicious attacker to take control of a system through the anti-virus software running on the system.

Published in Security
Thursday, 04 June 2015 00:31

NZ PC market down after ‘stunning’ 2014

The New Zealand PC market has cooled in the first part of this year after strong growth in computer sales in 2014.

Published in Hardware

Microsoft is preparing to release seven security bulletins this week, covering all supported versions of Windows, plus Microsoft Office and Silverlight.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 10:40

ZoneAlarm 2013 boosts free functionality

Check Point's ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall 2013 delivers unusually broad functionality for a free product.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 09:38

ZoneAlarm 2013 boosts free functionality

Check Point's ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall 2013 delivers unusually broad functionality for a free product.

Published in Home Tech

This month Microsoft released six bulletins on Patch Tuesday, addressing a total of 11 vulnerabilities. Four of the bulletins are rated critical, so break out any remaining Easter eggs to cheer you up while you get patching.

Published in Security

Microsoft has patched a critical vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol that could allow remote code execution. This issue calls for urgent attention, with a security expert describing it as a worm vector.

Published in Security

What better Valentine's Day gift could there be for a systems administrator than a bouquet of nine long-stemmed Microsoft security patches?

Published in Security

The first Patch Tuesday for 2012 brings seven bulletins from Microsoft. One was held over from December, and only one of the seven is regarded as being critical.

Published in Security

This month's security bulletins from Microsoft include one in an unusual category: 'security feature bypass'.

Published in Security

Microsoft is preparing a scheme to automatically push the latest version of Internet Explorer to users' systems. This can be seen as Microsoft following in Google's footsteps, as part of the thinking behind Chrome was to ensure people stay on the current version.

Microsoft's Christmas stocking of security patches isn't quite as well stuffed as we were led to expect. Nevertheless, 19 vulnerabilities have been addressed.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 09:10

Windows 7 use surpasses Vista - perhaps

Worldwide use of Windows 7 has finally passed that of Windows XP, according to one web tracking company.

 

This month's Patch Tuesday saw Microsoft release eight bulletins addressing 23 vulnerabilities. If you run a still-supported version of Windows, there's a patch for you this month.

Published in Security

Patch Tuesday will soon be with us again, and for October Microsoft is cooking up something for most Windows users and administrators. The scoreline is Critical 2, Important 6.

Published in Security

After a relatively quiet July, Microsoft plans to release a dozen security bulletins on August's Patch Tuesday.

Published in Security
Friday, 08 July 2011 14:54

Modest Patch Tuesday planned by Microsoft

The new financial year kicks off with just four security bulletins from Microsoft. Only one of them is rated critical.

Published in Security

17 security bulletins have been scheduled for release by Microsoft next week. That will be one of the biggest releases ever, and while it equals the number issued in December 2010 the proportion of critical bulletins is much higher this month.

Published in Security
Thursday, 24 March 2011 09:00

Firefox 4 usage outstrips IE9 by a mile

Firefox 4 isn't just being downloaded faster than Internet Explorer 9, it's being used more. Figures from a web analytics company gives Mozilla's new browser more than twice the share of IE9.

Published in Open Source

Microsoft this week issued a dozen security bulletins addressing 22 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Internet Information Service and Internet Explorer. The company also released a so-called non-security update that has everything to do with security.

Published in Security
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