Sysmon is a Windows system service and device driver that, once installed on a system, remains resident across system reboots to monitor and log system activity to the Windows event log.
Microsoft’s January 2015 patch Tuesday marks the start of a new era.
Google apparently has no mercy for Microsoft's developers, and is determined to stick to its 90-day deadline for fixing software flaws, as it publicly released details of an elevation of privilege vulnerability affecting Windows 8.1.
Microsoft is not pleased with Google's recent release of the details of a zero-day Windows 8.1 vulnerability and the code that can be used to exploit it, and has criticized the company's lack of flexibility when it comes to vulnerability disclosure.
Microsoft's Advanced Notification Service (ANS), which for over a decade provided advanced warning about the patches and updates that the company would push out on its monthly Patch Tuesday, will no longer be available through blog posts and on the web page reserved for the final advisory.
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