Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday
Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday was October 8th. Microsoft released a total of eight bulletins, four of which were deemed ‘Critical.’
One of the critical patches was to patch a security exploit that was present in all versions of Internet Explorer. In addition to current versions, the patch was also issued for IE11 in Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 RT and Windows Server 2012 R2 although they have not yet officially launched.
Nearly 3 Million Adobe Accounts Hacked
Adobe is resetting all customer passwords. In addition, it is offering its U.S. customers the option of a year’s worth of free credit monitoring.
Nielsen Launches Twitter TV Ratings
The rating system will track the following information for a given TV episode:
Tweets – Tweets related to a TV episode.
Unique Authors – Unique Twitter accounts that have sent at least one Tweet regarding the specific TV episode.
Impressions – The number of times any Tweets related to a TV episode were seen.
Unique Audience – The total number of distinct Twitter accounts with at least one impression of one or more different Tweets ascribed to a TV episode.
Tweets and Unique Authors are measured from three hours before, during and three hours after an episode’s initial broadcast, local time. Impressions and Unique Audience are measured from when the Tweets are sent until the end of the broadcast day at 5 AM.
Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter Dies
Mr. Carpenter flew on his one and only space mission on May 24, 1962. He was the second American to orbit Earth, circling it three times while conducting scientific experiments.