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Some companies — notably Microsoft — publish much more information about problems, not because their pro­ducts are more prone to problems, but because these companies make more products, or make a stronger effort to fix problems and inform customers.

Some companies don't release security fixes for old but widely used products: e.g. Microsoft doesn't support any version of Windows older than Windows 7. Users should upgrade to new­er products, but many new products can't run on old PCs: such PCs will become increasingly vul­nerable as time goes on.

For virus news see the Symantec Security Response Center.

Here are recent security fixes and tools to deal with security fixes:

November 2018

New This Week Nov 13, 2018 - Adobe - Acrobat Reader: DC 2019.008.20081 issued, fixing security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

New This Week Nov 13, 2018 - Adobe - Flash Player: 31.0.0.148 issued, fixing a security vulnerability. [get it…]

New This Week Nov 13, 2018 - Microsoft - various versions of Adobe Flash Player, Azure App Service, ChakraCore, Edge, Excel, Excel RT, Excel Services, Excel Viewer, Dynamics 365, Internet Explorer, Lync, Lync Basic, .NET Core, Office 365 ProPlus, Office, Office Compatibility Pack, Office for Mac, Office RT, Office Web Apps, Office Web Apps Server, Outlook, Outlook RT, PowerShell Core, Project, Project Server, SharePoint Enterprise Server, SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Server, Skype for Business, Team Foundation Server, Windows, Windows RT, Windows Server, Word, Word RT, and Yammer Desktop App. Microsoft issued its regular monthly update, but starting in April 2017 it obscures what specific products are affected in a huge morass of details. [get it…]

New This Week Nov 13, 2018 - Pale Moon - Pale Moon 28: 28.2.0 issued, fixing security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

New This Week Nov 13, 2018 - Vivaldi Technologies - Vivaldi 2.1: 2.1.1337.47 issued, fixing security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Nov 9, 2018 - Google - Chrome Browser 70: 70.0.3538.102 issued to fix 3 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

October 2018

Oct 30, 2018 - Apple - MacOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14 (Mojave): MacOS updated to fix 71 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Oct 30, 2018 - Apple - Safari 12.0.1 Browser // MacOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14 (Mojave): Safari updated to fix 12 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Oct 23, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 63.0: FF 63 issued, fixing 15 security issues. [get it…]

Oct 23, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 60.3.0 ESR: FF 60.3.0 ESR issued, fixing 9 security issues. [get it…]

Oct 16, 2018 - Google - Chrome Browser 70: 70.0.3538.67 issued to fix 23 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Oct 9, 2018 - Microsoft - various versions of Adobe Flash Player, ChakraCore, Edge, Excel, Excel RT, Excel Viewer, Exchange Server, Internet Explorer, Hub Device Client SDK for Azure IoT, Office, Office Compatibility Pack, Office 365 ProPlus, Office for MacOS, Office Web Apps, Outlook, Outlook RT, SharePoint Server, SharePoint Enterprise Server, SQL Server Management Studio, PowerPoint, PowerPoint RT, PowerPoint Viewer, Windows, Windows Server, Windows RT, Word, Word RT, and Word Viewer. Microsoft issued its regular monthly update, but starting in April 2017 it obscures what specific products are affected in a huge morass of details. [get it…]

Oct 2, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 62.0.3: FF 62 issued, fixing 2 security issues. [get it…]

Sep 21, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 60.2.2 ESR: FF 60.2.2 ESR issued, fixing 2 security issues. [get it…]

September 2018

Sep 24, 2018 - Apple - MacOS 10.14 (Mojave): MacOS 10,14 updated to fix 8 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Sep 21, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 62.0.2: FF 62 issued, fixing 2 security issues. [get it…]

Sep 21, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 60.2 ESR: FF 60.2.1 ESR issued, fixing 3 security issues. [get it…]

Sep 17, 2018 - Apple - MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra): MacOS updated to fix a security vulnerability. [get it…]

Sep 17, 2018 - Apple - Safari 12 Browser // MacOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra): Safari updated to fix 3 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Sep 17, 2018 - Google - Chrome Browser 69: 69.0.3497.92 issued to fix 1 security vulnerability. [get it…]

Sep 11, 2018 - Google - Chrome Browser 69: 69.0.3497.92 issued to fix 2 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Sep 11, 2018 - Microsoft - various versions of Adobe Flash Player, ASP.NET Core, C SDK for Azure IoT, ChakraCore, .Data.OData, Edge, Excel, Excel, Excel RT, Viewer, Internet Explorer, Lync for Mac, .NET Core, .NET Framework, Office Click-to-Run, Office Compatibility Pack, Office for Mac, SharePoint Enterprise Server, SharePoint Server, System.IO.Pipelines, Windows, Windows Server, Windows RT, Word, and Word RT. Microsoft issued its regular monthly update, but starting in April 2017 it obscures what specific products are affected in a huge morass of details. [get it…]

Sep 5, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 62: FF 62 issued, fixing 10 security issues. [get it…]

Sep 5, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 60.2 ESR: FF 60.2 ESR issued, fixing 7 security issues. [get it…]

Sep 4, 2018 - Google - Chrome Browser 69: 69.0.3497.81 issued to fix 40 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

August 2018

Aug 28, 2018 - Apple - MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra): MacOS 10.13 updated to fix security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Aug 14, 2018 - Microsoft - various versions of Adobe Flash Player, Edge, Excel, Excel Click-to-Run, Excel Viewer, Exchange Server, Internet Explorer, .NET Framework, Office, Office Click-to-Run, Office Compatibility Pack, Office for Mac, Office Web Apps, Outlook, Outlook Click-to-Run, PowerPoint, SharePoint Server, SharePoint Enterprise Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, Windows, Windows RT, Windows Server, Word Automation Services, Word Viewer: Microsoft issued its regular monthly update, but starting in April 2017 it obscures what specific products are affected in a huge morass of details. [get it…]

Aug 7, 2018 - Vivaldi Technologies - Vivaldi 1.15: 1.15.1147.64 issued, fixing security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

July 2018

Jul 27, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - SeaMonkey 2.49.4 Browser Suite: SeaMonkey updated, fixing security vulnerabilities. [more…] [get it…]

Jul 24, 2018 - Google - Chrome Browser 68: 68.0.3440.75 issued to fix 42 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Jul 10, 2018 - Microsoft - various versions of Access, Adobe Flash Player, ASP.NET Core, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web Pages, ChakraCore, Edge, Excel Viewer, Expression Blend, Internet Explorer, Lync, .NET Framework, .NET Framework Developer Pack, Office, Microsoft Office Click-to-Run, Office Compatibility Pack, Office for Mac, PowerShell Editor Services, PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code, PowerPoint Viewer, Research JavaScript Cryptography Library, SharePoint Enterprise Server, Skype for Business, SharePoint Foundation, Visual Studio, Web Customizations for Active Directory Federation Services, Windows, Windows RT, Windows Server, Wireless Display Adapter Software, Word, Word RT, Word Viewer: Microsoft issued its regular monthly update, but starting in April 2017 it obscures what specific products are affected in a huge morass of details. [get it…]

Jun 9, 2018 - Apple - MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra): MacOS updated to fix 11 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Jul 9, 2018 - Apple - Safari 11.1.2 Browser // MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra): Safari updated to fix 16 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Jul 3, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Thunderbird Emailer / Newsreader 52: 52.9.0 issued, fixing a security vulnerability. [get it…]

June 2018

Jun 28, 2018 - Apple - MacOS 10.12 (Sierra): MacOS 10.12 and later updated to fix a security vulnerability. [get it…]

Jun 26, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 61: FF 61 issued, fixing 19 security issues. [get it…]

Jun 26, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 60.1 ESR: FF 60.1 ESR issued, fixing 16 security issues. [get it…]

Jun 26, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 52 ESR: FF 52.9.0 ESR issued, fixing 11 security issues. [get it…]

Jun 13, 2018 - Apple - MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra): MacOS updated to fix 2 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Jun 12, 2018 - Google - Chrome Browser 67: 67.0.3396.87 issued to fix a security vulnerability. [get it…]

Jun 12, 2018 - Microsoft - various versions of ChakraCore, Edge, Excel, Excel RT, Excel Services, Exel Viewer, Internet Explorer, Office, Office Click-to-Run, Office Compatibility Pack, Office Online Server, Office RT, Office Web Apps Server, Outlook, Outlook RT, Project Server, Publisher, SharePoint Enterprise Server, SharePoint Foundation, Windows, Windows RT, Windows Server, Word Automation Services: Microsoft issued its regular monthly update, but starting in April 2017 it obscures what specific products are affected in a huge morass of details. [get it…]

Jun 8, 2018 - Microsoft - Windows 10: Microsoft issued an out-of-band security update for Windows 10 PCs. [details…] [details…] [get it…]

Jun 6, 2018 - Google - Chrome Browser 67: 67.0.3396.79 issued to fix a security vulnerability. [get it…]

Jun 6, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 52 ESR: FF 52.8.1 ESR issued, fixing security issues. [get it…]

Jun 1, 2018 - Apple - MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra): MacOS updated to fix 32 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Jun 1, 2018 - Apple - Safari 11.1.1 Browser // MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra): Safari updated to fix 13 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

May 2018

May 29, 2018 - Google - Chrome Browser 67: 67.0.3396.62 issued to fix 34 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

May 10, 2018 - Google - Chrome Browser 66: 66.0.3359.170 issued to fix 4 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

May 9, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 60: FF 60 issued, fixing 27 security issues. [get it…]

May 9, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 60 ESR: FF 60.0 ESR issued, fixing 27 security issues. [get it…]

May 9, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 52 ESR: FF 52.8.0 ESR issued, fixing 11 security issues. [get it…]

May 8, 2018 - Microsoft - various versions of Adobe Flash Player, C SDK for Azure, C# SDK for Azure, ChakraCore, Edge, Exchange Server, Excel, Host Compute Service Shim, Infopath, Internet Explorer, Java SDK for Azure, Office, Office for Mac, Office Office Click-to-Run, Compatibility Pack, Office Web Apps, Office Web Apps Server, .NET Core, .NET Framework, Project Server, SharePoint Enterprise Server, SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Server, Windows, Windows Server, Windows RT, Word, Word Automation Services: Microsoft issued its regular monthly update, but starting in April 2017 it obscures what specific products are affected in a huge morass of details. [get it…]

May 4, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - SeaMonkey 2.49.3 Browser Suite: SeaMonkey updated, fixing security vulnerabilities. [more…] [get it…]

April 2018

Apr 24, 2018 - Apple - MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra): MacOS updated to fix 2 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Apr 24, 2018 - Apple - Safari 11.1 Browser // MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra): Safari updated to fix 2 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Apr 17, 2018 - Google - Chrome Browser 66: 66.0.3359.117 issued to fix 62 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Apr 10, 2018 - Microsoft - various versions of Adobe Flash Player, ChakraCore, Defender, Edge, Excel Click-to-Run, Excel Viewer, Excel Services, Exchange Server, Internet Explorer, Forefront Endpoint Protection, Intune Endpoint Protection, Office, Office Click-to-Run, Office Compatibility Pack, Office Web Apps Server, Office for Mac, Security Essentials, SharePoint Server, SharePoint Enterprise Server, System Center Endpoint Protection, Visual Studio, Windows, Windows Server, Windows RT, Wireless Keyboard, Word, Word Automation Services: Microsoft issued its regular monthly update, but starting in April 2017 it obscures what specific products are affected in a huge morass of details. [get it…]

March 2018

Mar 29, 2018 - Apple - MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra): MacOS updated to fix a security vulnerability. [get it…]

Mar 29, 2018 - Apple - MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra): MacOS updated to fix 35 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Mar 29, 2018 - Apple - Safari 11.1 Browser // MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra): Safari updated to fix 23 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Mar 26, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 59: FF 59.0.2 issued, fixing 2 security issues. [get it…]

Mar 26, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 52 ESR: FF 52.7.3 ESR issued, fixing 2 security issues. [get it…]

Mar 23, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Thunderbird Emailer / Newsreader 52: 52.7.0 issued, fixing 7 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Mar 20, 2018 - Google - Chrome Browser 65: 65.0.3325.181 issued to fix a security vulnerability. [get it…]

Mar 16, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 59: FF 59.0.1 issued, fixing 1 security issue. [get it…]

Mar 16, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 52 ESR: FF 52.7.2 ESR issued, fixing 1 security issue. [get it…]

Feb 13, 2018 - Microsoft - various versions of Access, Adobe Flash Player, ASP.NET Core, ChakraCore, Edge, Excel, Exchange Server, Internet Explorer, .NET Core, Office, Office Click-to-Run, Office Compatibility Pack, Office Online Server, Office Web Apps, Office for Mac, PowerShell Core, Project Server, SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Server, SharePoint Enterprise Server, Windows, Windows RT, Windows Server, Word, Word Viewer: Microsoft issued its regular monthly update, but starting in April 2017 it obscures what specific products are affected in a huge morass of details. [get it…]

Mar 13, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 59: FF 59 issued, fixing 19 security issues. [get it…]

Mar 13, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 52 ESR: FF 52.7.0 ESR issued, fixing 8 security issues. [get it…]

Mar 6, 2018 - Google - Chrome Browser 65.0.3325.146: Chrome updated to fix 45 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

February 2018

Feb 19, 2018 - Apple - MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra): MacOS updated to fix a security vulnerability. [get it…]

Feb 13, 2018 - Google - Chrome Browser 64.0.3282.167/168: Chrome updated to fix 1 security vulnerability. [get it…]

Feb 13, 2018 - Microsoft - various versions of Adobe Flash Player, ChakraCore, Edge, Internet Explorer, Office, Office Compatibility Pack, Outlook, Project Server, SharePoint Enterprise Server, Windows, Windows RT, Windows Server, Word, and Word Viewer: Microsoft issued its regular monthly update, but starting in April 2017 it obscures what specific products are affected in a huge morass of details. [get it…]

Feb 1, 2018 - Google - Chrome Browser 64.0.3282.140: Chrome updated to fix 1 security vulnerability. [get it…]

January 2018

Jan 25, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Thunderbird Emailer / Newsreader 52: 52.6.0 issued, fixing 11 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Jan 24, 2018 - Google - Chrome Browser 64: Chrome updated to fix 53 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Jan 23, 2018 - Apple - MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra): MacOS updated to fix 17 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Jan 23, 2018 - Apple - Safari 11.0.3 Browser // MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra): Safari updated to fix 3 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Jan 23, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 58: FF 58 issuedd, fixing 33 security issues. [get it…]

Jan 23, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 52 ESR: FF 52.6.0 ESR issued, fixing 12 security issues. [get it…]

Jan 22, 2018 - Opera Software - Opera Browser: 50.0.2762.67 issued, fixing a security vulnerability. [get it…]

Jan 22, 2018 - Vivaldi Technologies - Vivaldi 1.13: 1.13.1008.44 issued, fixing security vulnerabilities. [more…] [get it…]

Jan 9, 2018 - Microsoft - various versions of Edge, Excel, Excel Viewer, .NET Framework, Office, Office Click-To-Run, Office Compatibility Pack, Office Online Server, Office for Mac, Outlook, Office Web Apps, SharePoint Enterprise Server, SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, Word, Word Viewer: Microsoft issued its regular monthly update, but starting in April 2017 it obscures what specific products are affected in a huge morass of details. [get it…]

Jan 8, 2018 - Apple - MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra): MacOS updated to fix Spectre security vulnerability. [get it…]

Jan 8, 2018 - Apple - Safari 11.0.2 Browser // MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan) and 10.12 (Sierra): Safari updated to fix Spectre security vulnerability (without renumbering Safari!). [get it…]

Jan 4, 2018 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 57: FF 57 updated, fixing Meltdown and Spectre security issues. [get it…]

Jan 3, 2018 - Microsoft - Windows 10: Microsoft issued an out-of-band security update for some PCs for the Meltdown vulnerability. [get it…]

December 2017

Dec 22, 2017 - Mozilla Corporation - Thunderbird Emailer / Newsreader 52: 52.5.2 issued, fixing security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Dec 22, 2017 - Vivaldi Technologies - Vivaldi 1.13: 1.13.1008.40 issued, fixing security vulnerabilities. [more…] [get it…]

Dec 14, 2017 - Google - Chrome Browser 63: Chrome updated to fix 2 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Dec 12, 2017 - Microsoft - Edge, various versions of Adobe Flash, Internet Explorer, various versions of Windows and Windows Server, various versions of Office, ChakraCore, Endpoint Protection, Exchange Server, Forefront Endpoint Protection, Security Essentials, SharePoint Enterprise Server, and various other products: Microsoft issued its regular monthly update, but starting in April 2017 it obscures what specific products are affected in a huge morass of details. [get it…]

Dec 12, 2017 - Vivaldi Technologies - Vivaldi 1.13: 1.13.1008.36 issued, fixing security vulnerabilities. [more…] [get it…]

Dec 8, 2017 - Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Browser 52 ESR: FF 52.5.2 ESR issued, fixing 3 security issues. [get it…]

Dec 6, 2017 - Apple - MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra): MacOS updated to fix 148 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Dec 6, 2017 - Apple - Safari 11.0.2 Browser // MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra): Safari updated to fix 5 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Dec 6, 2017 - Google - Chrome Browser 63: Chrome updated to fix 37 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

Dec 5, 2017 - Mozilla Corporation - Thunderbird Emailer / Newsreader 52: 52.5.0 issued, fixing 4 security vulnerabilities. [get it…]

November 2017

Nov 29, 2017 - Apple - MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra): MacOS updated High Sierra to fix a security vulnerability. [get it…]