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Why did Microsoft and Adobe push out security updates back to back?

India’s cybersecurity body has flagged security loopholes in the products of popular developers Microsoft and Adobe that can compromise user systems

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June has turned out to be an eventful month for Microsoft's security patching team as India's Computer Emergency Response (CERT-In) brought the Albuquerque-based multinational technology corporation up to task twice in the same month for vulnerabilities across multiple platforms including the new flag ship Windows 11 operating system (OS) and its Edge browser. Microsoft has patched these vulnerabilities since then with two updates, one on June 17 and the other on June 20. Interestingly, Adobe, the publisher of creative software such as Photoshop and Premier Pro, has also been flagged by the Indian cybersecurity watchdog as having equally severe vulnerabilities as the Microsoft products on the same day (June 16) particularly in creative suite applications inDesign and Illustrator, but according to its security patch notes, Adobe has yet to complete patching all the vulnerabilities described by CERT. Why it matters: Cyber-attacks have been on the rise since the pandemic started with the Ministry of Home Affairs reporting 12 lakh cyber security incidents in 2020 alone. Some of the more common patterns in attacks all over the world include the exploitation of vulnerabilities in commonly used creative applications, web browsers and operating systems. The fact that CERT-In has flagged these bugs in software used widely around the country should prompt a deeper look into other popular applications, browsers and OSs as well. What are the vulnerabilities in Microsoft products? "Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in various Microsoft products, which could be exploited by an attacker to access sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, perform…

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