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Continuous news on hardware and software patches and work-arounds as they emerge. Follow the vulnerabilities topic page to see what's broken.

SA govt's legacy IT management fail

SA govt's legacy IT management fail

[Blog post] Six years without security patches.
Nov 22 2016 3:00PM
Oracle drops another massive critical security update

Oracle drops another massive critical security update

Researchers find 15,000 vulnerable web servers.
Oct 19 2016 11:37AM
OpenSSL patches high-severity vulnerability

OpenSSL patches high-severity vulnerability

Could be abused for denial-of-service attacks.
Sep 23 2016 7:00AM
Adobe patches exploited 0day Flash vulnerability

Adobe patches exploited 0day Flash vulnerability

A total of 25 flaws taken care of in update.
May 13 2016 8:40AM
AFP falls short of cyber security audit

AFP falls short of cyber security audit

Agency compliance claims found wanting.
May 6 2016 11:25AM
Microsoft patches much-hyped Badlock bug

Microsoft patches much-hyped Badlock bug

But security researchers point to more pressing concerns.
Apr 13 2016 10:56AM
Google plugs 15 critical security holes in Android update

Google plugs 15 critical security holes in Android update

Media handling continues to cause headaches.
Apr 5 2016 9:41AM
OpenSSH fixes client crypto key leak

OpenSSH fixes client crypto key leak

Malicious servers can read client memory.
Jan 15 2016 6:39AM
Adobe issues out-of-band Flash patch update

Adobe issues out-of-band Flash patch update

Addresses zero-day being exploited.
Dec 30 2015 7:48AM
WA auditors guess govt database passwords on first attempt

WA auditors guess govt database passwords on first attempt

Performance watchdog laments atrocious security.
Nov 6 2015 10:37AM
Victorian agencies failing to get off end-of-life systems

Victorian agencies failing to get off end-of-life systems

Auditor shines light on bad IT controls, Myki processes.
Oct 7 2015 10:22AM
Federal government: A worthy benchmark for IT security?

Federal government: A worthy benchmark for IT security?

[Blog post] Is Canberra living up to its own high standards?
Sep 14 2015 6:45AM
Microsoft's mega Patch Tuesday marks end of Windows Server 2003 support

Microsoft's mega Patch Tuesday marks end of Windows Server 2003 support

Fix for Hacking Team 0day released.
Jul 15 2015 8:55AM
BMW patches in-car software security flaw

BMW patches in-car software security flaw

Up to 2.2 million cars affected.
Feb 3 2015 11:06AM
Google can't 'safely' patch WebView

Google can't 'safely' patch WebView

Details why it won't address hole in old system component.
Jan 27 2015 4:10PM
Google stops patching core Android component

Google stops patching core Android component

Millions of users potentially vulnerable to attack.
Jan 13 2015 9:19AM
Apple pushes first ever automated security update to Macs

Apple pushes first ever automated security update to Macs

Fix for critical NTP vulnerability in OS X.
Dec 24 2014 8:36AM
Microsoft pulls buggy Win 7 update over critical errors

Microsoft pulls buggy Win 7 update over critical errors

Root cert patch causes issues with graphics drivers, Windows Defender.
Dec 15 2014 8:22AM
Microsoft issues urgent patch for critical Windows flaw

Microsoft issues urgent patch for critical Windows flaw

Bug allows attackers to become admins.
Nov 19 2014 2:21PM
Largest Microsoft 'patch Wednesday' coming this week

Largest Microsoft 'patch Wednesday' coming this week

Sixteen flaws patched in biggest update collection this year.
Nov 10 2014 6:49AM

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