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Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday update today included a massive 95 fixes that tackle vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Skype, Internet Explorer and its Edge browser. Twenty-seven of Microsoft’s patches fix remote code execution issues, allowing attackers to remotely take control of a victim’s PC. Eighteen patches are rated critical by Microsoft, 76 important and one is rated moderate.

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Microsoft has released an out-of-band update for its Malware Protection Engine to patch several remote code execution and denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerabilities discovered by Google Project Zero researchers. Version 1.1.13804.0 of the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, released on Thursday, addresses a total of eight vulnerabilities identified by various members of Google Project Zero.

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Microsoft quietly patched a critical vulnerability Wednesday in its Malware Protection Engine. The vulnerability was found May 12 by Google’s Project Zero team, which said an attacker could have crafted an executable that when processed by the Malware Protection Engine’s emulator could enable remote code execution.

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