Plus special guest stars Adobe and SAP in this month's security fixes
Patch Tuesday Microsoft, Adobe, and SAP may have just ruined more than a few summer vacation plans, thanks to a massive and critical Patch Tuesday bundle of security fixes this month.
Microsoft still struggling to close RDP coding blunders
Among the 93 CVE-listed flaws patched this month are four particularly serious remote-code execution bugs in Remote Desktop Services that can be exploited by hackers to take control of vulnerable systems with nothing more than a specially crafted RDP packet. No username and password, or other authentication, is required: a miscreant simply has to be on the same network as a box running a vulnerable version of Remote Desktop Services, or reach it via the internet if it is public-facing, and fire a booby-trapped packet at the machine to commandeer it.