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Articles of interest from the week of October 15, 2018


Microsoft October Patch Tuesday Fixes 12 Critical Vulnerabilities
This month's security updates address security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Edge Browser, Internet Explorer, MS Office, MS Office Services and Web Apps, ChakraCore, SQL Server Management Studio, and Exchange Server. (By: Swati Khandelwal, The Hacker News)

Nearly all new U.S. weapons systems have 'critical' cybersecurity problems, auditors say
Almost all of the U.S. military's newly developed weapons systems suffer from "mission-critical cyber vulnerabilities," a review of government security audits conducted from 2012 to 2017 found, suggesting military agencies have rushed to computerize new weapons systems without prioritizing cybersecurity. (By: Aaron Gregg, The Washiongton Post)

A 'Scarily Simple' Bug Put Millions of Cox Communications Customer Accounts at Risk
CYBERSECURITY RESEARCHERS REGULARLY disclose the bugs they find in different applications and websites across the internet. Sometimes, these vulnerabilities are incredibly complicated to exploit, evidence more of a researcher's expertise than something the average consumer should worry about. In other scenarios, analysts find simple holes that a novice could use to steal information. This is a case of the latter. (By: Louise Matsakis, Wired)

Audit Finds No Critical Flaws in Firefox Update System
An audit commissioned by Mozilla for the Firefox update system revealed no critical vulnerabilities and the flaws rated "high severity" were not easy to exploit. (By: Eduard Kovacs, Security Week)

Network Security Market Growth (CAGR of 4.74%) Propelled by Rising Use of Mobile Devices and the Increasing Demand for Integrated Security Solutions: Radiant Insights, Inc.
Global Network Security Market is estimated to grow at a substantial CAGR of 4.74% during the period 2017-2022, as the scope, product types, and its applications are increasing across the globe. Network security involves practices and policies accepted to avert/monitor illegal misuse, access, alteration, or rejection of a computer network and network-accessible incomes. (By: Radiant Insights, PRNewswire)

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