Items tagged with patches

Accurate timers are critical to the function of the low-level parts of the underlying code that drives the user-facing software we actually use in our daily lives. Fortunately, x86-64 PCs include numerous timers. Actually selecting which of those timers to use in a given scenario, however, can be a headache due to... Read more...
When independent or academic research is carried out, ethics is a primary concern if you have anything to do with people outside the research group. With that in mind, the University of Minnesota has seemingly been performing ethically questionable research on the Linux kernel by submitting useless or vulnerable code... Read more...
No Man’s Sky has received some less than stellar reviews, especially from PC players. Hello Games,however, has been releasing a steady stream of patches to improve the gaming experience. They have received support request not only from their email, but from Steam, GoG, and Reddit. Hello Games remarked, “Right now... Read more...
Planning to call in sick to school or work tomorrow so that you can play Evolve all day long? Brace yourself, a 3GB patch is coming. Developer Turtle Rock Studios says you'll need to download and apply the massive patch before jumping into online play. By applying the update, you'll benefit from improved load times... Read more...
You can make a fair bit of coin diving into code and rooting out vulnerabilities. In some instances, Microsoft will pay up to $100,000 for a single bug report, and Google's Vulnerability Reward Program routinely pays out thousands of dollars. It's a win-win situation, except when dealing with services that have only a... Read more...
Microsoft plans to fix a "browse-and-get-owned" vulnerability in its Video ActiveX Control when it releases software patches next week. The company acknowledged the vulnerability last week and is moving with uncharacteristic speed in issuing a fix for the problem. A second and similar vulnerability with Microsoft’s DirectShow was disclosed... Read more...
Just when you thought it was safe to turn on your computer ... Microsoft and Adobe inform their users they have all sorts of security flaws and even Mac users are affected.First, Adobe: Not only do the "critical vulnerabilities" in Adobe Reader 9.1.1 and Acrobat 9.1.1 "and earlier versions" cause the applications to crash, but they also can... Read more...
As many T-Mobile G1 users are waiting for the RC29 update that started rolling out a few days ago to hit their phones, Google is already in the process of releasing another update.Generally speaking, people welcome updates with open arms, hoping that the update will improve their phone’s functionality. This update has a few people upset, however.... Read more...
The security vulnerabilities already discovered in Chrome appear to have been patched by Google. Of course, Google (much like Apple) hasn't provided any release notes, so discovering what's been fixed isn't that easy. Google said, in a group post: We're planning to do release notes. 149.29 is a security update and we released it as fast as... Read more...
Apple patched QuickTime not once, but an amazing eleven times on Wednesday. Some of the patches were to improve stability and compatibility, but there were also some exploits which were found and patched.“It's at least the sixth time Apple has patched QuickTime since October, as researchers and hackers have been closely examining media players... Read more...
A number of Blogger users, ourselves included, have noticed a series of publishing and saving glitches on Blogger lately.  There was even an outage this week, though that may have been the result of patches that Google performed to fix the issue.  Additionally, on Friday, Google added direct video upload services to Blogger. An undetermined... Read more...
There has been much speculation recently about Windows Vista SP1 Beta, and even rumors and sightings around the web.  There was also a "leak" of some pre-Beta patches a week or so ago.  Microsoft has now officially released them. Microsoft still isn't commenting on when a beta of Service Pack 1 for Vista will be officially released... Read more...
Informationweek has an article about Adobe deciding that they're not going to lift a finger to alter existing products to make them more compatible with Windows Vista. Some might be quick to point out that Adobe and MS have had issues over Vista & Office 2007 features, but do keep in mind that Adobe had a similar policy when they announced... Read more...
It's autumn, and that means that it's time for Microsoft security flaws to turn red and fall from your computer. Phishers and scammers and hackers are worried that you'll become bored with assaults on Microsoft Internet Explorer and phony Paypal notifications, so they're attacking Microsoft Word and Powerpoint programs, among... Read more...