Today for Patch Tuesday, Microsoft and Adobe are both coming out with critical fixes for a number of widely installed and attacked programs.
It is the week before Patch Tuesday May and Microsoft has published its Advance Notification, giving us insight into what to expect next Tuesday.
Google has made added a short but very significant clause to its Google Play Developer Program Policies, banning apps downloaded from the official store to "modify, replace or update its own APK binary code using any method other than Google Play's update mechanism." The change is believed to have been provoked by Facebook's update to its official Android app that would allow the company to push out updates for it without going through Google Play and without asking the users' permission.
If you are still using Java, you insist on updating in manually and you haven't gotten around to installing the latest Critical Patch Update released a week ago, you are advised to do it now, as an exploit for one of the vulnerabilities it patched has been incorporated into a popular exploit kit and is being actively used in the wild.
87 percent of corporate computers are missing critical software updates that could threaten business security, according to F-Secure data from around 200,000 workstations mostly in Europe.
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