[ZDNet] Microsoft October 2021 Patch Tuesday: 71 vulnerabilities, four zero-days squashed

This month’s round of security fixes includes patches for zero-days, one of which is being actively exploited.

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[SecurityWeek] Microsoft Details FoggyWeb Backdoor Used by SolarWinds Hackers

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[HackerNews] Emotet Now Using Unconventional IP Address Formats to Evade Detection

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