Microsoft Preps Monster Security Update For Next Week
Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:15 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:08 PM
I've spent the last couple of years applauding MS' increased devotion to security ideals.. MSE and IE were cream of the crop. Last few months, however, have seen both those titles fail (in MSE's case, miserably and spectacularly).
It's rather depressing; I am the office MS-hater, so now I'm eating crow, fixing violated machines AND struggling to find a good free AV replacement for MSE.. all while facing the gloating of my co-workers. Thanks for Nuttin', Balmer!
Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:51 PM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:21 AM
I expect that most of the critical updates with all of those IE versions are associated with Oracle and its inability to fix the problems with JAVA. Oracle has been tossing band-aids at that mess now for to long, and it’s not just an IE issue. It impacts every browser that it is used in and that might be what “mcharlton1” has experienced. Because it is so widely used and so widely publicized to have more holes than a sponge, Oracle has succeeded in making it as large a target the browsers it is written for. From now on it will continue to be an issue for them unless they rewrite it from the ground up, and I’m not sure that will stop attacks anymore.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:19 PM
Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:11 AM