Flaw in crypt32.dll file that handles core cryptographic functions in Windows' CryptoAPI so serious users have been urged to patch straightaway
Thirteen vulnerabilities are rated as 'critical'
Fifteen of this month's 77 vulnerabilities are rated as 'critical'
Microsoft releases unexpected patch for Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows 2003 to fix 'wormable' flaw
Surprise patch for Windows XP among 16 Microsoft updates to address 79 CVE-listed vulnerabilities in latest Patch Tuesday
Adobe has also released seven updates fixing 43 security flaws - but Shockwave will remain unpatched against seven critical vulnerabilities
This week also saw Acer unveil two Windows 10 optimised devices
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