As the official launch of Windows 10 approaches, Microsoft has launched a new bug bounty related to its Technical Preview version, and is asking bug hunters to analyze its new browser codenamed Spartan.
Attackers are actively exploiting a DoS vulnerability (CVE-2015-1635) affecting Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) extensible web server, SANS ISC CTO Johannes Ullrich warns, and urges administrators to close the hole as soon as possible.
Administrators and security teams are in for a busy day tackling 11 Microsoft security bulletins, Adobe updates and Oracle has pre-announced that their quarterly update scheduled to be released later today, will contain several critical updates to their portfolio of products; namely Java and databases.
The Simda botnet, believed to have infected more than 770,000 computers worldwide, has been targeted in a global operation.
As the date of the expiry of Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act draws near, a wide range of tech companies, privacy advocates, and trade associations have asked the US president, US politicians and prominent government officials to reform US surveillance laws.
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