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Critical XSS flaws patched in WordPress and popular plug-in

The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to create administrator accounts and take control of websites

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band-aid patch bandage

Microsoft releases emergency patch to stymie Windows Server attacks

Microsoft today released an "out-of-band" security update to patch a vulnerability in all versions of its Windows Server software

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How to set up 802.1X client settings in Windows

802.1X provides security for wired and Wi-Fi networks

Sonatype aims to help developers reduce risk from open-source components

The Sonatype Component Lifecycle Management 2.0 tracks vulnerable third-party components used in software

Microsoft

Microsoft open sources all of the .Net framework

Plus, Microsoft makes Visual Studio free for small teams.

Smartphone and tablets

Top workplace tablet in U.S. runs on Windows

U.S. companies use Windows tablets slightly more than iPads and Android tablets, according to a recent Harris poll of IT decision makers.

New Win 10 TP build brings touchpad gestures, OneDrive improvements, crash fixes

Build 9879 is the third for the new OS and the last for what's left of this year

Microsoft fixes critical crypto flaw, strenghtens encryption for older systems

A vulnerability in the Microsoft SChannel component could expose servers to remote code execution attacks

Adobe fixes eighteen vulnerabilities in Flash Player

Fifteen of them are critical and can result in remote code execution

Windows 10

Microsoft reveals Windows 10's administrative features

IT rejected Windows 8 a lot more harshly than consumers. Will these new features placate them?

Start

Windows 10 Start menu secrets every desktop pro should know

We dig deep into the Windows Technical Preview Start menu to fine-tune it so that you don’t have to

Laptops

Drastic price cuts may damage PC industry, jeopardize Microsoft's hopes for Windows 10

Windows PC makers slashed prices to historically low levels in the U.S. during the last three weeks of October, damaging the consumer business just as Microsoft tries to push Windows 10 as its salvation, a retail analyst said.

Microsoft beefs up Office on iPhone with standalone apps

The company is also letting non-Office 365 subscribers do more with the Office apps on iOS and Android devices

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Windows XP's user share plunge not real, just a data adjustment

The Internet metrics company that claimed Windows XP's user share plummeted last month said Tuesday that it had struck several Chinese websites from its tallies, causing the dramatic decline.

Windows 8.1 desktop

Windows 8's user share skyrockets in October as XP's plummets

Windows 8's user share surged last month, while Windows XP's plummeted by a record amount.

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Microsoft Releases NEW Office for the Mac (Oct/2014)

Apple Mac users are cheering the release of a NEW Office for Mac client that has a more unified Microsoft Office look and feel, and supports modern functionality like email archives, ribbon, etc.

Vulnerabilities found in more command-line tools, wget and tnftp get patches

Flaws identified in wget and tnftp allow malicious servers to execute rogue commands on users' systems

Drupal: If you weren't quick to patch, assume your site was hacked

Drupal site owners who failed to rapidly deploy a recent critical patch were advised to restore their sites from backups

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Windows 7 sales end this Friday

Inventory not included, Friday will be your last chance to get Windows 7 pre-installed.

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