The first Microsoft Patch Tuesday of 2013 includes 7 advisories (MS13-001 Ė MS13-007), two of which are listed as critical because they can be executed remotely.
Windows 8 is quite different than previous Microsoft operating systems, but itís still eminently hackable.
Today is the last Patch Tuesday of 2012. Its seven bulletins bring the total count for the year to 83, significantly down from last yearís 100 bulletins and even more from the 2010 count, which ended at 106 bulletins.
An aggressive variant of the VBNA-X "autorun" worm is finding its way onto users' computers, preparing them for further malicious downloads, warns Sophos.
Users who are eager to try out the new Windows 8 but are not keen on buying it should be careful if searching for bootlegged copies or purported key generators online, Trend Micro warns.
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