Microsoft Corp. released a critical software update Tuesday to patch a security hole in a common Windows component that could allow malicious hackers to place and run their own code on machines running the Windows operating system.
I've been writing about PCs for more than 20 years. So you'd think I'd have this technical stuff down pat. But as I research Microsoft Corp. security flaws month after month, I often scratch my head trying to figure out what the company's bulletins really mean.
Flaws in several versions of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer Web browser could allow an attacker to read files or run arbitrary code on a user's system, an Israeli Web application company warned Tuesday.