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Microsoft Patches 23 Bugs In Update
2012-05-09 13:07:45

Microsoft Patches 23 Bugs In Update Microsoft sent out over 20 security fixes across several of its software platforms as part of May´s Patch release on Tuesday. Three of the 23 security patches released were rated as “critical,” while four were listed as “important,” the company wrote in its Security Bulletin summary. “This advance notification is intended to help our customers plan for effective deployment of security updates, and includes...

2012-04-18 06:31:36

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's increasingly complex networking environment, using patch and vulnerability management as the principal component in a risk mitigation strategy and taking prudent measures to establish a best practices approach can help reduce costs and risks in the long term. In order to help IT and security administrators better understand how to promptly assess and deploy patches, Lumension®, a global leader in endpoint...

2011-06-15 00:00:28

eEye Digital Security, announced that the company joined the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) and will receive advanced information from Microsoft about their monthly security bulletins to anticipate emerging threats offering protections to customers more efficiently and effectively. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 eEye Digital Security, a provider of IT security and unified vulnerability management solutions, today announced that the company will receive advanced information...

2011-04-13 00:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patch Tuesday, which most recently occurred yesterday, is the periodic security event where Microsoft issues bulletins to fix known security flaws in Windows-related software and applications, such as Office and Internet Explorer. Over the past six months, Norman has discovered and reported several Windows kernel vulnerabilities that potentially could be leveraged by attackers to fully compromise a system and leave users open to serious cyber...

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2011-01-05 06:35:00

Just hours after a hacking toolkit published an exploit for a computer bug, Microsoft confirmed an unpatched vulnerability in its Windows browser that could pick it up, but did say a patch for the bug was under construction for its next update. Microsoft said Tuesday that it would not issue an emergency update for the bug, however. The patch will not be available until January 11. "Microsoft already has an outstanding zero-day in IE, a WMI active X control bug that Secunia issued a warning...

2010-12-15 00:00:44

IT Security industry leader eEye Digital Security hosts popular online session. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2010 eEye Digital Security, a leading provider of IT security vulnerability management solutions, today announced its upcoming Vulnerability Expert Forum (VEF) will comprehensively address the largest Patch Tuesday to-date, in which Microsoft will issue 17 Security Bulletins addressing 40 vulnerabilities. Notably, two of the vulnerabilities are rated "Critical," 14 are rated...

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2010-08-02 12:44:54

Microsoft is issuing an urgent security flaw update for the Windows' shortcut feature. The bug allows attackers to booby-trap shortcuts which help them take over a target computer. According to BBC, the software giant said that it released the patch because it had seen an increase in the number of attacks on the vulnerability. The patch is being released today and will be sent out to those that automatically update their machines.  It will also be available via the Windows Update...

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2010-07-02 06:02:17

Microsoft's Windows XP help and support system is under fire by high-tech hackers who found an un-patched bug in the program. Microsoft said as many as 10,000 machines have been hit by the attack. Windows XP users that fall victim to the attack will have their machines taken over by the hackers. The attacks have gone from theoretical to real very quickly, noted Microsoft. The company urged users to take the necessary steps to protect themselves. Microsoft revealed the surge in attacks in a...

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2009-07-15 06:40:00

Microsoft Corp. warned on Tuesday that it's Office desktop applications suite, which has already been hit by cybercriminals, could still be vulnerable to attacks unless users take proper precautions. "Despite today's fixes, Windows users continue to be under attack. Microsoft is taking two steps forward, while attackers are putting it one step back," Dave Marcus, McAfee Inc.'s Avert Labs director of security research, told Reuters. In a security bulletin issued on Tuesday, the company said it...

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2008-11-12 14:26:28

Microsoft Corp on Tuesday released two security patches for Windows and Office, including one to fix a critical flaw that was discovered almost two years ago. Microsoft said the critical patch fixes three separate flaws in XML Core Services, the component that not only provides interoperability between several scripting languages -- including JScript and Visual Studio -- and XML applications, but more importantly allows Internet Explorer to render XML-based content. "The XML Core Services...