Patch Tuesday: Microsoft to plug holes in Windows Defender

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft to plug holes in Windows Defender. Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday on 9 April will be an important spring cleaning day; the company plans to implement nine security bulletins. One of the bulletins deals with vulnerabilities in Windows Defender for Windows 8 and RT; the hole is rated as important and can be exploited to…

Ubuntu to halve support length for non-LTS releases

Ubuntu to halve support length for non-LTS releases. In a meeting of the Ubuntu Technical Board last night, the technical leadership of Canonical’s Linux distribution decided to halve the support time for non-LTS releases to nine months. At the same time, the developers want to make it easier for users of the distribution to get…

ChromeOS was unreliably exploited at Pwnium 2013

ChromeOS was unreliably exploited at Pwnium 2013. Google has revealed that ChromeOS didn’t get through its Pwnium 2013 security competition completely unscathed. The company said that while there were no winning entries, it had reserved the right to, and had, awarded a partial prize of $40,000 to “Pinkie Pie” who had submitted a “plausible bug…