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PC Tools attacks Vista's security again

PC Tools attacks Vista's security again

The row between PC Tools and Microsoft over Windows Vista security escalated today with PC Tools attacking the effectiveness of Vista’s User Access Control (UAC) tool.
May 16 2008 2:39PM
Microsoft shoots back on Vista claim

Microsoft shoots back on Vista claim

Microsoft has refuted a claim made earlier this week by PC Tools that Windows 2000 is less susceptible to malware than Vista.
May 14 2008 10:22AM
Microsoft fixes six flaws, three critical in its May Patch Tuesday

Microsoft fixes six flaws, three critical in its May Patch Tuesday

Microsoft fixed six vulnerabilities, three of them rated critical, with four patches in its May Patch Tuesday round this week. All were file-format vulnerabilities impacting client-side Windows machines rather than servers.
May 14 2008 10:15AM
Microsoft warns of zero-day Windows flaw

Microsoft warns of zero-day Windows flaw

Microsoft is warning of a new vulnerability in Windows that could permit privilege escalation.
Apr 21 2008 9:46AM
Patch Tuesday issues eight fixes

Patch Tuesday issues eight fixes

Microsoft on Tuesday issued eight patches, five rated critical.
Apr 10 2008 3:40AM
Microsoft warns of new Office attack

Microsoft warns of new Office attack

Microsoft has warned users to be vigilant after the discovery of a series of attacks on Office..
Mar 26 2008 7:00AM
Microsoft warns of Jet Database exploit through Word

Microsoft warns of Jet Database exploit through Word

Microsoft has issued a security advisory in response to reports that cybercriminals are using Word to exploit a vulnerability in the Jet Database Engine.
Mar 25 2008 10:03AM
Exploit code targets Microsoft flaw

Exploit code targets Microsoft flaw

A security researcher has posted code for an exploit targeting a component of Microsoft Office..
Feb 19 2008 9:57AM
Microsoft releases 11 patches for 17 vulnerabilities: six critical

Microsoft releases 11 patches for 17 vulnerabilities: six critical

Microsoft on Tuesday released 11 patches fixing 17 vulnerabilities - six of them "critical" - but failed to patch an exploited flaw in Microsoft Excel revealed last month.
Feb 13 2008 11:39AM
Bogus Microsoft Update page appears in wild

Bogus Microsoft Update page appears in wild

The latest fake Microsoft Update page laced with malware comes with a sinister twist: a portion of its URL contains the URL for the software giant's actual update site, with a period substituted for a forward slash.
Feb 11 2008 9:59AM
Microsoft: Vista safer in first year than other operating systems

Microsoft: Vista safer in first year than other operating systems

Microsoft defended the security posture of its Vista operating system (OS) this week, claiming the platform has had a safer first year in terms of vulnerability management than any of its competitors.
Jan 25 2008 9:47AM
Microsoft investigating reported glitch in cumulative Internet Explorer patch

Microsoft investigating reported glitch in cumulative Internet Explorer patch

Microsoft is investigating reports of a glitch in one of its December patches that unexpectedly shuts down Internet Explorer 6 (IE6).
Dec 19 2007 10:03AM
Researchers warn of Microsoft Access Database exploit

Researchers warn of Microsoft Access Database exploit

Targeted phishing emails are attempting to infect the machines of users' who are tricked into opening malicious Microsoft Access Database (MDB) files, US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) said in a warning this week.
Dec 13 2007 9:51AM
Microsoft launches safe online shopping guide; files 52 piracy lawsuits

Microsoft launches safe online shopping guide; files 52 piracy lawsuits

Microsoft has teamed up with eBay to launch a new educational guide to help consumers spot and avoid counterfeit software when shopping online as it ramps up its fight against piracy.
Dec 12 2007 3:18PM
Microsoft delivers seven patches; five impact Vista

Microsoft delivers seven patches; five impact Vista

After a light November round, December's Patch Tuesday fixes from Microsoft is likely to have security administrators on their toes.
Dec 12 2007 10:04AM
Seven fixes for Microsoft's Patch Tuesday

Seven fixes for Microsoft's Patch Tuesday

Microsoft announced today it plans to release seven patches – three repairing "critical" vulnerabilities – as part of its monthly security update on Tuesday.
Dec 10 2007 12:31PM
Microsoft releases advisory for Web Proxy Auto-Discovery flaw

Microsoft releases advisory for Web Proxy Auto-Discovery flaw

Microsoft today warned PC users of a Windows flaw that occurs when the operating system, or Internet Explorer, (IE) tries to find a Web Proxy Automatic Discovery (WAPD) server.
Dec 4 2007 10:59AM
Researcher discloses Microsoft FTP client flaw

Researcher discloses Microsoft FTP client flaw

A just discovered vulnerability in Microsoft's FTP client can allow a malicious user to crash the application via a malware-laced social engineering attack.
Nov 30 2007 9:25AM
Microsoft 'Patch Tuesday' releases two patches, one critical

Microsoft 'Patch Tuesday' releases two patches, one critical

Microsoft released two updates, one rated "critical” and the other "important," in this month's round of Patch Tuesday fixes.
Nov 14 2007 10:32AM
Microsoft to release two fixes on November Patch Tuesday

Microsoft to release two fixes on November Patch Tuesday

IT administrators may get out of work on time this Patch Tuesday, as Microsoft plans to release just two fixes.
Nov 9 2007 9:57AM

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