Microsoft’s March Patch Tuesday is again shaping up to be on the lighter side of some months, continuing the 2014 trend of smaller Patch Tuesdays.
As the date of the scheduled retirement of Windows XP - arguably one of Microsoft's most popular products ever - draws near, the company continues its quest to make as many users as possible migrate to a newer version of the OS, preferably to Windows 8.1.
Just as researchers made public their successful attempt of creating attack code for bypassing the protections of the latest version of Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (v4.1), the Redmond giant has announced the preview release of EMET 5.0.
Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a good piece of software and helpful for protecting non-kernel Microsoft applications and third-party software, but the protection it offers can also be bypassed completely if the attackers know what they are doing, claim researchers from security firm Bromium.
Microsoft has finally issued a security advisory addressing the IE zero-day that has been recently actively exploited in attacks in the wild, and has followed with a Fix it tool to temporarily mitigate the issue until a patch is released.
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