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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...

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...

2010-12-23 12:30:00

Microsoft has issued a new warning about severe vulnerability issues with all versions of its widely-popular Internet Explorer (IE) browser, saying booby-trapped webpages could allow attackers to take control of an unprotected computer. BBC News reports that code to exploit the bug has already been published, though Microsoft said it had no evidence that the malicious strain was currently being used by hi-tech criminals. While Microsoft works on a permanent fix for the issue, it has...

2010-11-25 07:00:00

BEIJING, Nov. 25, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Today, China's leading network security services provider, Qihoo 360, released an emergency network security warning, claiming that it has first discovered an Exploit Code of an 18-year latent high-risk 0day vulnerability that affects all Windows versions. This vulnerability named as "elder" is very likely to confront worldwide computer users with a new round of malicious attacks. However, netizens on the Chinese Mainland do not need to worry...

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...

2010-02-04 12:38:44

After recently fixing a security flaw in its Internet Explorer browser last month, Microsoft is now looking into a new vulnerability in its browser software. Microsoft Trustworthy Computing group manager Dave Forstrom told AFP on Wednesday that Microsoft is probing the issue with its Internet browser. "We're currently unaware of any attacks trying to use the vulnerability or of customer impact, and believe customers are at reduced risk due to responsible disclosure," he said. According to...

2009-10-13 14:59:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks(TM), the leader in next-generation firewalls, today announced that its Threat Research Team discovered three vulnerabilities, two of which are rated as "critical," that Microsoft has published in its Patch Tuesday security bulletin today. Vulnerable systems are susceptible to an attacker taking complete control of them. Microsoft credits Palo Alto Networks' Threat Research Team for identifying the following three...

2009-07-07 11:22:00

GLENDALE, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory has detected over one hundred Web pages, mainly hosted in China, modified to infect users by exploiting an unpatched Microsoft vulnerability. Users of Panda Security are protected against this threat thanks to TruPrevent proactive Technologies. The vulnerability lies in the Microsoft Video ActiveX control component and mainly affects users of Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP....

2009-04-08 02:01:00

Cybercriminals take advantage of increased online savvy and human nature. REDMOND, Wash., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today released the sixth volume of its Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, which showed a significant increase in rogue security software and evidence that threats are predominantly targeting common third-party desktop applications. This version of the report also showed that the No. 1 reason for data breaches remains lost and stolen computer...

2008-12-17 13:00:00

An Internet Explorer security hole has exposed millions of users to hackers, leading Microsoft Corp. to take unusual steps for an emergency fix. This flaw known as the "zero-day" vulnerability, allows criminals to take over their victims' machines simply by steering them to infected Web sites.  The users do not have to download anything for their computers to get infected, which makes the security hole in Internet Explorer's programming code dangerous.  Internet Explorer is the...

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