Windows Security: Archive: July 2012 

Black Hat: Wintel Flaw Remained Unpatched For Six Years

Linux patched the Intel kernel privilege escalation flaw in 2006 -- but Windows, FreeBSD, and NetBSD remained vulnerable until just six weeks ago.

Black Hat: Open Source Web Application Firewall Comes to Microsoft IIS

After 10 years on Apache, the popular open source ModSecurity web application firewall is expanding its footprint to Microsoft's IIS web server.

Symantec Security Update Crashes Windows PCs

The flawed update was made available for more than eight hours on July 11.

DNS Changer Deadline Aftermath: No Mass Internet Outage

Many ISPs cushioned the fall by re-routing infected users after the July 9th deadline.

July Patch Tuesday: XML 5 Still Vulnerable

Microsoft fixes some -- but not all -- XML flaws in the July Patch Tuesday security update. Meanwhile, Internet Explorer is set to get more frequent patches.