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Yesterday, Microsoft issued six security bulletins covering 11 vulnerabilities, 7 which are deemed critical and covers flaws in Excel, Windows Active Directory along with the .Net Framework. Analysts had been sounding off about the flaws in .Net, as it serves... Read More..
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Another Microsoft Patch Tuesday is here, and on the menu is six patches, four deemed critical. One is categorized important, and the last one moderate. Two critical patches are for the Vista operating system (with the moderate one as well),... Read More..
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Microsoft announced it plans to release a patch for a dangerous security vulnerability in its Windows operating system that cybercriminals are actively exploiting. This fix comes a week earlier than Microsoft's typical patch Tuesday. The company's break from standard operating... Read More..
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Microsoft is looking into a vulnerability in MS Word that could allow a hacker to gain control of a PC or Mac just from opening a malicious Word file attached to an email. According to this Microsoft advisory, so far... Read More..
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Using the argument that phishing is damaging Microsoft’s image, the company has started fighting phishing in court. A report at ARS Technica says that Microsoft has filed 129 lawsuits against phishers across Europe and the Middle East. As most of... Read More..
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MS Patch Tuesday Wrap-Up

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Yesterday, Microsoft issued patches to correct nine vulnerabilities in the Windows operating systems and Internet Explorer as well as other software. 3 of the patches fixed security holes in Internet Explorer that could install malware onto a computer just by... Read More..
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The Macintosh has become a tantalizing challenge for hackers precisely because it is seen as somewhat unimpenetrable. A report from TechNewsWorld also indicates that, although the virus free image of the Mac is a big feature in Apple’s advertising, that... Read More..
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In what is starting to resemble nothing less than the gunfight at the OK Corral, the white hat firm of Authentium announced that they have created a new version of their product that circumvents PatchGaurd’s kernel protection technology. In an... Read More..
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While McAfee and Symantec have been battling furiously with Microsoft over the Vista operating system, Sophos' believes, as quoted on the website Softpedia, that Symantec and McAfee have simply been caught unprepared by Microsoft's new operating system. Richard Jacobs, CTO... Read More..
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Hackers Get Predictable

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To most people, patch Tuesday means a chance to shore up their Microsoft programs and hopefully make their desktops more secure. For hackers, it means Microsoft is pretty much finished fixing their vulnerabilities for a month, so why not maximize... Read More..
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Peter Schooff's blog is a daily look at what's going on in the world of computer security with an emphasis on how it affects businesses.

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Peter Schooff is Contributing Editor at ebizQ, and manager of the ebizQ Forum. Contact him at pschooff@techtarget.com

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