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Windows Security: Archive: December 2011 

Microsoft Releases Emergency Patch for ASP.NET Flaw

The update was released approximately two weeks before the company's regularly scheduled security update.

Microsoft Warns of ASP.NET Zero Day Vulnerability

The unpatched flaw affects all versions of the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Windows 8 to Add New Password Option

The new feature, called Picture Password, supports a combination of gestures for authentication.

Zero Day Vulnerability Found in Windows 7

Proof-of-concept code was recently published on Twitter.

Microsoft Plans Silent IE Security Updates

The company will roll out automatic upgrades of Internet Explorer starting next month.

The Exploit That Didn't Happen

Is it becoming more difficult for hackers to exploit software vulnerabilities?

Microsoft Patches Duqu, Leaves BEAST

Final Patch Tuesday release of 2011 tackles 13 bulletins, three rated as critical.

Microsoft Announces Plans for December Patch Tuesday

The company will release 14 patches to fix 20 vulnerabilities.

Hiring Hackers and Buying Malware is Easy

The only thing you need to know to become a cybercriminal these days is where to deposit the money.