Third Party Patch roundup – May 2016

There have been a few interesting update glitches this month, on the heels of the heavy load of patches released by Microsoft, so it hasn’t been an easy four weeks for IT admins.

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Pointing the digital finger: Who’s really to blame for security breaches?

Every week, there are reports of more security breaches at banks, stores, healthcare organizations and more. But who is to blame for this?

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Webvertising: Has the commercialization of the internet gone too far?

“Free” Internet content is not really free, somebody has to pay for it. In the case of the latter, that somebody is the advertisers who make it possible for sites to operate without going broke.

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May 2016 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

If you were hoping for a light load of patches this month, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. Microsoft released a whopping 16 patches on May 10, most of them for Windows.

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Coming to our sensors

One of the fastest-growing and seemingly unstoppable trends of this year seems to be that of device sensors that collect information of all kinds and use it to automate our lives.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – April 2016

Keeping your organization’s network safe is an ongoing challenge, and of course applying security updates in a timely manner is a big part of that. Here are April’s 3rd party patch updates featuring Adobe, Google, Mozilla and Linux.

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Is technological tyranny the latest trend in business?

The benefits of BYOD to users – convenience and control – are obvious. The benefit to the business’s budget is reduced capital expenditure but the disadvantages are now rearing their ugly heads.

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April 2016 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

In April, we have three patches rated critical, with the rest classified as important. There’s an Adobe Flash update, the obligatory IE and Edge CUs, and the rest are for Windows, Office and .NET Framework.

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