All posts tagged microsoft updates

You’re telling me someone gave a stranger his password?

I was talking breaches last week when a very high-up joined the conversation in mid-stream. “Start over, Dave.” “OK. I’m talking about breaches.” “I know what you’re talking about,” he said, knowingly and very clearly interested.

Why every breach is different

I’ve grown used to being asked what unpatched vulnerability was used in the most recent breach, in an effort to make sure some other company is protected. I appreciate the┬ádesire to learn from other companies’ mistakes and not repeat them. But there are several reasons why the answer to that question is complicated, and not […]

Happy Patch Tuesday, September 2011

Microsoft has five updates and Adobe has two for us on this fine Patch Tuesday, in addition to a patch Mozilla pushed out for Firefox last week. Don’t get too complacent if you run something other than Windows. If you run Microsoft Office on a Mac, or Adobe Reader or Acrobat on a Mac, or […]

What to do when a Microsoft patch won’t install

So, Microsoft KB947742, an old .NET 1.1 fix, refused to install on one of the servers at work. When I ran the executable, all it did was pop up the window showing the Windows Installer switches or parameters. Searching Google turned up a number of people having the problem, but no solutions that worked, although […]