The results of the first day of the traditional Pwn2Own hacking contest at the CanSecWest Conference currently taking place in Vancouver are in, and the losers are Adobe, Microsoft and Mozilla.
Last week Microsoft has announced that today's Patch Tuesday will include a fix for the critical IE zero-day vulnerability that was found exploited in watering hole attacks earlier this year - and none too soon, as a number of bad actors have been using the same exploit code in other similar attack since then.
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most popular products ever - draws near, the company continues its quest to make as many users as possible migrate to a newer version of the OS, preferably to Windows 8.1.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.