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It's déjà vu all over again. After a mind-blowing 59 separate vulnerabilities were patched in Internet Explorer last month, the Microsoft Web browser is hogging the spotlight again in July.
As much of the workforce in the United States coasts through the rest of the day looking forward to an extended weekend to grill hot dogs and drink beer--I mean, celebrate the nation's independence--Microsoft released its advance notification for next week's Patch Tuesday. The six security bulletins include two ranked Critical, three Important, and one listed merely as Moderate.
Six down, six to go. Today is the Microsoft Patch Tuesday for June, and it comes with seven new security bulletins. The good news is that five of the seven are only rated as Important, but one of the two Critical security bulletins--the cumulative update for Internet Explorer--is huge.
With so many advertisers, social networks, and other companies interested in your data, it's pretty hard to stay private online these days. But don't reach for that tinfoil hat just yet! There are a few tools that can help privacy-conscious users shake privacy-smashing trackers off their tails.
A vulnerability discovered in Internet Explorer over the weekend is serious--serious enough that the Department of Homeland Security is advising users to stop using it until it's been patched.
Update, update, update: Form that habit now, if you haven't already, to keep up with security fixes. The latest include the usual tweaks to fend off malicious attacks, and a fix to Java that should prevent it from disabling itself constantly. That would be nice.
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I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.