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For those of you who have never noticed, the second Tuesday of the month is so called "Patch Tuesday" where Microsoft pushes out it's patches and updates. I will be posting notifications here as a reminder when there are important ones released. Remember that one of the base ways to protect yourself from malware and hackers is to keep all your software and Operating System (OS) up to date.

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April & May 2018 Patch Tuesdays both pushed out over 30 important security patches out.

June 2018 patches include only 11 critical updates, but those 11 are just as important and should be updated immediately.

https://thehackernews.com/2018/06/microsoft-june-security-patch.html

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Microsoft today released security patch updates for more than 50 vulnerabilities, affecting Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, MS Office, MS Office Exchange Server, ChakraCore, and Adobe Flash Player—11 of which are rated critical and 39 as important in severity.

Only one of these vulnerabilities, a remote code execution flaw (CVE-2018-8267) in the scripting engine, is listed as being publicly known at the time of release. However, none of the flaws are listed as under active attack.

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Microsoft has also addressed an important vulnerability in its Cortana Smart Assistant that could allow anyone to unlock your Windows computer. You can head on to this article to learn how the bug can be used to retrieve confidential information from a locked system and even run malicious code.

 

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Patch Tuesday came again, time to update your PC:

Microsoft Releases Patch Updates for 53 Vulnerabilities In Its Software

https://thehackernews.com/2018/07/microsoft-security-patch-update.html

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Microsoft today released security patch updates for 53 vulnerabilities, affecting Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Edge, ChakraCore, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, PowerShell, Visual Studio, and Microsoft Office and Office Services, and Adobe Flash Player.


Out of 53 vulnerabilities, 17 are rated critical, 34 important, one moderate and one as low in severity.

This month there is no critical vulnerability patched in Microsoft Windows operating system and surprisingly, none of the flaw patched by the tech giant this month is listed as publicly known or under active attack.

 

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Adobe Releases Security Patch Updates For 112 Vulnerabilities

https://thehackernews.com/2018/07/adobe-patch-update-july.html

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Adobe has released security patches for a total 112 vulnerabilities in its products, most of which have a higher risk of being exploited.
The vulnerabilities addressed in this month's patch Tuesday affect Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Connect, Adobe Acrobat, and Reader.
None of the security vulnerabilities patched this month were either publicly disclosed or found being actively exploited in the wild.

 

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