Vulnerabilities and Patches

A vulnerability is a weakness in a piece of software or a system that allows an attacker to violate the integrity of the product. Vulnerabilities can come from bad passwords, a virus or malware, among other things, and usually lead to the creation of a patch, a small piece of software designed to fix the problem. Microsoft releases security patches once a month, while other vendors have other schedules or release them as soon as possible after a vulnerability is disclosed.


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IT Business Edge 2015 Editorial Calendar

This is a calendar of special topics that will be covered on IT Business Edge in 2015. Our coverage will not be limited to these topics. More >

CIOs Lack Control Over Obsolete Apps?

One in four applications could be retired, according to an estimate by Capgemini, but it's not always easy for CIOs to retire an out-of-date legacy app. More >

Microsoft Extends Ethical, Environmental Policies to Supply Chain

The Redmond, Wash., software giant tightens its supply chain policies to avoid conflict minerals and promote sustainability across the board. More >

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Startup SteelBrick Aims to Plug CPQ Hole in Salesforce.com Ecosystem

The SteelBrick startup is working to seal up a gap in Salesforce.com's ecosystem with its configure, price, quote (CPQ) product.

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Another Foreign Female Tech Entrepreneur Succeeds ‘Against All Odds’

Born in India, residing in Singapore, Redicka Subrammanian has brought her tech company's customer engagement services to the U.S.

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XOEye Technologies Taking Wearables Beyond the Device

Wearable devices and applications developed specifically for the enterprise have potential for profound changes in the workplace and work itself.

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