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September 09, 2014
Microsoft's September 2014 Patch Tuesday features four bulletins, including one critical update for Internet Explorer. Plus: Adobe releases a Flash fix, but delays a planned patch release for Reader and Acrobat.
August 12, 2014
Beyond the usual slew of IE security patches, Microsoft's August 2014 Patch Tuesday made a couple of moves to improve the security of its browser.
July 08, 2014
Microsoft's July 2014 Patch Tuesday release addressed two dozen flaws in Internet Explorer. Adobe also provided a critical update for Flash.
July 07, 2014
Though Oracle has confirmed that Windows XP users will not see Java 8 updates for now, security support for Java 7 is still possible.
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