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  • Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

    10/10/2017 7:39:50 PM PDT · by dayglored · 54 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 6, 2017 | Shaun Nichols
    Versions in use by millions lag behind latest OS, leaving systems vulnerable to attack Microsoft is silently patching security bugs in Windows 10, and not immediately rolling out the same updates to Windows 7 and 8, potentially leaving hundreds of millions of computers at risk of attack.Flaws and other programming blunders that are exploitable by hackers and malware are being quietly cleaned up and fixed in the big Windows 10 releases – such as the Anniversary Update and the Creator's Update. But this vital repair work is only slowly, if at all, filtering back down to Windows 7 and Windows...
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update crushed exploits without need of patches (Good news about Win10!)

    01/17/2017 9:11:01 PM PST · by dayglored · 59 replies
    The Register ^ | jan 16, 2017 | Darren Pauli
    Microsoft security boffins throw fresh CVEs at unpatched OS, emerge smiling Microsoft says its Windows 10 Anniversary Update squashes more exploit delivery chains than ever. The August updates brought in a series of operating system security improvements including boosts to Windows Defender and use of AppContainer, designed to raise the difficulty of having zero day exploits execute on patched systems. Redmond's security team tested its exploit mitigations against two kernel-level then zero-day exploits (CVE-2016-7255, CVE-2016-7256) used by active hacking groups that offer privilege escalation. They find, in a technical analysis designed to stress test the resilience of Windows 10, that...
  • Microsoft patches critical vulnerabilities in January update

    01/19/2016 6:56:29 PM PST · by Utilizer · 21 replies
    iTnews ^ | Jan 13 2016 6:55AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Microsoft's first Patch Wednesday update for the year has taken care of multiple vulnerabilities rated as critical. No known exploits are available for the vulnerabilities, but Microsoft recommends that users apply the patches through Windows Update as soon as possible. Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 see two common vulnerabilities and exploits (CVEs) fixed - CVE-2016-0002 and CVE-2016-0005 - as part of a cumulative update. Supported version of the Windows client and server operating systems are all affected by the vulnerabilities, which Microsoft rates as critical and exploitable. Microsoft's new Edge browser in Windows 10 is also being...
  • Microsoft patches are crashing Outlook

    11/11/2015 9:49:56 PM PST · by Utilizer · 10 replies ^ | Nov 12 2015 8:58AM (AUS) | Allie Coyne
    ... Microsoft user forums have been flooded with complaints of issues with Outlook following the company's recent release of its monthly Patch Tuesday update bundle. The software giant released four critical patches and eight others ranked 'important' in its bundle earlier this week. But one of the patches - MS15-115 - is creating unintended side effects for Outlook users. The patch was intended to address a flaw in Windows' handling of fonts, and prevent remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to either open a malicious document or visit an untrusted webpage that contains embedded fonts.
  • Adobe patches critical Flash security vulnerabilities

    01/16/2015 11:07:25 AM PST · by Utilizer · 10 replies
    ZDNet ^ | January 13, 2015 -- 18:13 GMT (10:13 PST) | Zack Whittaker
    The company said in an advisory Tuesday that the updates will address security flaws that "could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." Users of Flash Player on Windows, OS X, and Linux are advised to update to Flash Player version, while users of Adobe Flash Player (Extended Support Release) should update to version Those running Linux systems should update to Flash Player Flash, which comes included with Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer on Windows 8 (and above) will automatically update to the patched version. Meanwhile, Adobe Air users on desktops should update...
  • Microsoft issues final Windows XP, Office 2003 patches (That's all folks!)

    04/08/2014 11:52:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 04/08/2014 | By Larry Seltzer
    Summary: Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Word and Publisher are patched, some products for the last time. Today Microsoft released four security updates for Windows and Microsoft Office. These will be the last publicly-released updates for Windows XP and Office 2003. A total of 11 vulnerabilities were addressed by these updates, including seven for Windows XP and four for Office 2003. Separately, Microsoft released fixes for Internet Explorer 10 and 11 to address vulnerabilities fixed by Adobe in the Flash Player bundled in the Metro versions of IE. Among the vulnerabilities patched is a critical error in the handling of RTF...
  • James Watson Obituary

    01/16/2014 11:24:39 PM PST · by wastedyears · 8 replies ^ |
    USN Ret. Chief James “Patches” Dennis Watson, III, 76, of Vero Beach, FL passed away on October 26, 2013 at Indian River Medical Center.
  • Patrick Kennedy warns of Tea Party “rampage” if SCOTUS upholds Obamacare

    06/27/2012 11:16:38 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 103 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 27 Jun 12 | Philip Klein
    Patrick Kennedy, a former representative from Rhode Island and son of the late Ted Kennedy, warned in a fundraising email for Congressional Democrats that if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds President Obama’s health care law, then “dangerous Tea Party extremists will go on a rampage.” The fundraising email was sent out Wednesday afternoon, to raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Health Care Rapid Response Fund” ahead of Thursday morning’s expected ruling by the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the health care law. “My father, Ted Kennedy, spent his entire political career fighting tooth and nail for universal...
  • Black Burka Clad Woman Wearing U.S. Military Insignia Booted From Obama Event

    05/05/2012 5:58:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies
    Based on Pool, AP and Twitter reports | Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Kristinn
    A strange happening at the Obama campaign event at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond today. The media pool reports mentioned a woman wearing a black burka who was removed from the event. To make things more interesting, the pool reporter says the person was wearing U.S. military insignia.From the AP:VCU police reported that a heckler was removed from the arena, taken outside and released. A police dispatcher didn't know what the woman had yelled. According to a White House pool report, photographers observed a woman wearing a black burka being escorted out of the gym by Richmond police and other...
  • Patrick Kennedy, Scott Brown trade fire on health care

    02/26/2012 1:34:29 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 26, 2012 | Hillary Chabot
    Ex-Congressman Patrick Kennedy stepped into the roiling contraception debate between U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren today, demanding that Brown stop linking his dad — the late Edward M. Kennedy, whose seat Brown took in 2010 — to a hot-button Washington D.C. amendment.
  • More nups & downs for Kennedys

    07/15/2011 12:30:39 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/15/11 | Howie Carr
    “Do you, Patches Kennedy, take this woman, Amy, to be your lawful designated driver?” Another Kennedy wedding on the Cape today — big night for package (liquor) stores and state police sobriety checkpoints. But somehow it doesn’t seem the same — so many things seem to be missing from the traditional Kennedy wedding. For starters, a Catholic church. Didn’t the Kennedys used to get married in Catholic churches? Caroline at Our Lady of Victory in Centreville, Maria Shriver at St. Francis Xavier in Hyannis? Now Patches gets hitched at the compound. Forget “celebrating” Mass, these nuptials will be “officiated” by...
  • Patrick Kennedy wedding planned for this weekend (SC judge Breyer to officiate)

    07/11/2011 11:21:16 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 56 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/11/11 | Boston Herald
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy and his fiancee plan to be married this week at a private wedding ceremony at the Kennedy family’s Cape Cod compound. The 43-year-old Kennedy will wed New Jersey school teacher Amy Petitgout on Friday at what Kennedy’s spokeswoman says will be a small, intimate event. Kennedy is the son of the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy. He represented Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District as a Democrat for 16 years. Since leaving Congress in January Kennedy has been named a visiting fellow at Brown University and has campaigned to improve brain research....
  • Patrick Kennedy’s new cause: the brain

    06/07/2011 11:27:37 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 32 replies
    Patrick Kennedy walks, beaming, into the John F. Kennedy Library for a gala luncheon. At his side is his fiancee, Amy Petitgout. In his arms is her 3-year-old daughter, Harper. On his mind is another new passion of his: the brain. On his way to the podium, Kennedy shakes hands, slaps backs, and poses for pictures. When he begins to speak, the crowd gives him a standing ovation. It’s a big change from the days when Kennedy, who represented Rhode Island in Congress for eight terms, made headlines for various shenanigans, including an early morning crash in 2006 outside the...
  • Kennedy's sympathy for suspect Loughner (Patches sympathy for Loughner)

    05/24/2011 10:53:34 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    WPRI-TV ^ | 5/23/11 | Bill Tomison
    (WPRI) - Patrick Kennedy continues his campaign for support for brain research -- with empathy for the suspect in a serious case of violence: Jared Loughner, the man accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six others in a rampage earlier this year. Kennedy, the former Rhode Island representative who stepped down last year, wants to eradicate the stigma attached to mental health disorders. In an interview that aired this weekend on CNN -- an hour-long program called "Patrick Kennedy, Coming Clean" -- he told the news channel's Dr. Sanjay Gupta people with mental problems have been ignored for...
  • Longtime bachelor Patrick Kennedy, 43, is engaged

    03/28/2011 8:55:24 PM PDT · by massmike · 54 replies ^ | 03/28/2011 | AP
    Patrick Kennedy, the 43-year-old former Rhode Island congressman and son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, is engaged to be married to a New Jersey middle school teacher. Kennedy, a lifelong bachelor, got engaged Saturday in Rhode Island to Amy Petitgout, former aide Sean Richardson said Monday. No wedding date has been set.
  • Kennedy's exit from Congress leaves a family void (Goodbye Kennedys)

    12/26/2010 2:44:21 PM PST · by seanmerc · 126 replies · 33+ views ^ | 26 Dec 10 | Andrew Miga
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Kennedys have held congressional seats, the presidency and the public's imagination for more than 60 years. That era ends when Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island vacates his U.S. House seat next month, leaving a City Council post in California as Camelot's sole remaining political holding.
  • Microsoft Releases Biggest-ever Security Update

    10/13/2010 5:53:32 AM PDT · by FromLori · 33 replies · 1+ views
    PC World ^ | 10/12/10 | Robert McMillan
    Microsoft released its largest-ever set of security patches Tuesday, fixing a total of 49 bugs in products such as Windows, Internet Explorer and Office. There are 16 groups of patches (called updates) in total. Microsoft says that two of them -- the Internet Explorer fix numbered MS10-071 and a Windows patch numbered MS10-076 -- should get top priority. Microsoft thinks attack code is likely to be developed that will target bugs fixed by both of those updates. NCircle Director of Security Operations Andrew Storms agrees that those two updates should be a top priority as they could be leveraged in...
  • Happy days here again for Kerry and Patches (net worth increases more than $20 million last year)

    08/31/2010 11:28:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/01/10 | Donna Goodison
    Happy days here again for Kerry and PatchesBy Donna Goodison Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - Updated 4 hours ago Sen. John Kerry is still King of the Hill. The Massachusetts Democrat’s net worth increased by more than $20 million last year to at least $188.6 million, extending his reign as the richest member of Congress. Outgoing Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy, meanwhile, ranked among the richest members of Congress for the first time - thanks to an inheritance from his father, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, according to The Hill. **SNIP** “Voters have had enough with the millionaires club, and...
  • Rep. Patrick Kennedy speaks on substance abuse, then downs six shots of vodka at Cap Lounge

    05/02/2010 11:29:27 AM PDT · by pissant · 42 replies · 1,447+ views
    SF Examiner ^ | 5/2/10 | Dave Feddoroso
    Roll Call’s gossip column Heard on the Hill received a tip that Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., capped off a recent speech on his struggle with substance abuse by visiting Capitol Lounge and downing a series of shots. After slamming down the first round, another was ordered, then a third. Our tipster and his friend stopped doing shots, but Kennedy drank three more until the bartender cut him off, at least from obtaining any more shots, our tipster says. Our tipster adds Kennedy was in a lively mood, joking with others at the bar and even boasting about President Barack Obama,...
  • Rep. Patrick Kennedy: Federal Funding of Abortion Is ‘Not a Question of Morality’

    03/26/2010 5:42:49 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 47 replies · 766+ views ^ | 3/26/2010 | Karen Schuberg
    Washington ( – Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), a professed Roman Catholic, told Wednesday that federal funding of health plans that cover elective abortions is “not a question of morality” but “a matter of health -- public health.” “Obviously there’s going to be some legal decisions that are going to be coming forward, I’m sure, that are going to adjudicate this,” Kennedy said at the Capitol. “But obviously, we’ve got to protect women’s health. Half of our population are women, and -- this is a matter of public health. He added: “It’s not a question of morality or anything; it’s...