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Microsoft's Patch Tuesday fully loaded with patch for 57 security flaws

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday fully loaded with patch for 57 security flaws

February 09, 2013Mohit Kumar
Microsoft next updates are fully loaded with 57 different security vulnerabilities through 12 separate updates. It will roll out fixes as it always does on Patch Tuesday, the second Tuesday of every month. Anyone who uses Windows as their primary operating system will be quite familiar with Patch Tuesday. According to Microsoft's advisory , The 12 security update including two for Internet Explorer (IE), that will patch a near-record 57 vulnerabilities in the browser, Windows, Office and the enterprise-critical Exchange Server email software. Part of this update will be security patches for every single version of Internet Explorer. Apparently, this is to address a security hole that leaves users open to being exploited through drive-by attacks. Out of the 12 updates, five are considered " critical, " and others are labeled " important, ". As always, the critical patches will automatically install for any Windows users with automatic updates enabled. Two of the
Running Desktop Apps on Windows RT, The Hackers Way!

Running Desktop Apps on Windows RT, The Hackers Way!

January 08, 2013Wang Wei
A hacker claims to have found a method in the code integrity mechanism in Windows RT, that allow one to bypass security mechanism preventing unauthorized software running on ARM-powered Windows RT tablets. Lets see, How to Run traditional desktop apps on Windows RT in a Hackers  Way! A hacker called ' C. L. Rokr ' explain about the Windows RT exploit on his blog , which requires manipulating a part of Windows RT's system memory that governs whether unsigned apps can run. Windows RT is a special version of Microsoft Windows designed for lightweight PCs and tablets that are based on the ARM architecture, including Microsoft's Surface tablet.  Clrokr said Windows RT inherited a flaw from Windows 8 that makes the workaround possible. " Ironically, a vulnerability in the Windows kernel that has existed for some time and got ported to ARM just like the rest of Windows made this possible, ". Specifically, one needs to inject a blob of ARM code into a safe
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