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The potential dangers of Microsoft's secret patches

Microsoft's security patches sometimes fix more problems than their descriptions let on. This is not a new problem, nor is it unique to Redmond. As much as anything else, it is a consequence of the way patches are produced: when a vendor is analyzing and fixing one flaw, they might well discover other flaws in the same piece of code, and their patch will fix the whole set.

However, research by one security company, Core Security Technologies, suggests that in so doing, Microsoft may be underplaying the significance of various patches, which may lead companies to be less aggressive in rolling out patches for critical flaws.

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arstechnica.com
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Google has announced the official end-of-support date for Chrome on Windows 7

Regarding providing support for Chrome on Windows 7, Google seems to have run out of patience. The most popular browser in the world will stop receiving

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techacrobat.com
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Microsoft OneDrive Is Ditching Windows 7, 8, and 8.1

The cloud storage platform will drop support for older versions of Windows in early 2022.

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Windows 7 user? Then the FBI wants you to secure your computer

Microsoft no longer supports Windows 7, which means your computer is at risk. The FBI has some tips for you and your business.

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knowtechie.com
1412d ago