Just seven lines of code were used to dupe the anti-phishing tool. Google fixed the problem, but a new flaw has apparently been revealed.
The company is shifting gears from its usual Patch Tuesday to push out optional patches. But why now, and for what reason?
Data loss security woes
Two updates were beset by technical issues, forcing Microsoft to issue another update to remove the faulty software.
The flaw -- uncovered by IBM researchers in May and patched by Microsoft on Tuesday -- affected every version of Microsoft's desktop OS since Windows 95.
Users of Windows and other Microsoft software will receive a slew of updates on Tuesday, including five rated as critical.
Monthly security update addresses two dozen vulnerabilities, including one being exploited as part of the "Sandworm" cyberattack.
Apple just released a patch for Shellshock, a bug that could give hackers access to Macintosh computers, but a security specialist says Apple fixed only two out of three security holes.
The company said previously that the vast majority of Macs were "safe by default" from the new security vulnerability known as the Bash or Shellshock bug.
This week Microsoft aims to convince consumers, businesses -- and especially developers -- to make the jump to Windows 10. The company's future depends on it.