IDG Contributor Network: Critical Updates to IE, Edge and Adobe Flash Player for July Patch Tuesday

I think that we were all hoping for a “boring” Patch Tuesday for this July update cycle. With “only” 11 updates, six rated as critical and the remaining patches rated as important, this month does provide some relief from the very large releases seen in the past few months.

However, although there are no “zero-day” vulnerabilities reported so far from Microsoft, there is an urgent “Patch Now” update in the form of MS16-093, wrapping a huge update from Adobe that resolves a whopping 52 issues in Adobe Flash Player. In addition, we all need to deploy MS16-087 as a priority due to a relatively easily exploitable drive-by attack on the Windows Spooler print sub-system.

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Microsoft pact makes Baidu the Edge browser’s default search engine in China

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Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Baidu, the hugely popular Chinese search engine. In China, Baidu.com will be the default home page and search engine for the new Microsoft Edge browser. Additionally, Baidu will deliver Universal Windows Applications for search, video, cloud and maps for Windows 10. The company plans to deliver a customized experience for Baidu’s more than 600 million users, featuring local browsing and search. Microsoft will make it easy for customers to upgrade to the official Windows 10 via a Baidu “Windows 10 Express” distribution channel. Microsoft isn’t abandoning Bing in China in its support for Baidu. According to Yusuf…

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