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Security Watch


End of XP As We Know It

Plus: Microsoft cozies up to Russia, China on security; virtualization's security shortcomings.

Researcher: End of XP SP2 Support Means More Risk

Plus: Developer ignoring DEP and ASLR at peril; what the global 'spamscape' looks like.

Microsoft on Security: Actions Speak Louder than Words

Big targets are always easy to hit. Perhaps no company in the modern age of commerce knows this better than Microsoft.

New Zero-Day Issue Hits Microsoft's Help and Support Center

Plus: XP Service Pack 2 support set to expire, Adobe's newest patch is only a drop in the bucket.

Windows Mobile Platform Malware Places Calls to Somalia, South Pole

Plus: Ten for June's Patch Tuesday; MS responds to Google Banning Windows; Adobe encounters another critical security flaw.

Google, Microsoft Start Brawl on Security Issues

Google leg sweeps at Microsoft's OS. Plus: Adobe eyes a monthly patch cycle; Facebook privacy still big issue; Microsoft security bigwig pens security guide.



Remember the Alureon: Rootkit Sinks Its Roots

Pesky rootkit looks like it's getting refined for attacks. More secure features for Hotmail; Microsoft, Defense Dept. go on offense.

What Kernel Hooking is All About

Attackers now patching systems to allow for better attacks. Plus: Microsoft Office and Google Apps go toe-t-toe on security; insider threats growing, says report.

Criticism on Patch Process Thrown Microsoft's Way

Plus: McAfee explains patching problem; what security concerns make you lose sleep?; Patching in the dark.

The Security Patching Fun Never Ends

Two new off-cycle patches follow the usual Patch Tuesday release. Plus: Looking to third-party app security.

Microsoft Patches: Between a Fix and a Hard Place

Plus: Symantec details global Internet threats; Metasploit 'sells out'; Conficker rumbles.

A Flood of Fixes in April

This month is among the busiest, with patches coming from Microsoft, Adobe and others. Plus: Black Hat Tech Con tackles Web-originated attacks; looking for motives in the cyberspying world.

Patches Galore In Store for 2010

With April's planned patch releases, Microsoft sets pace to exceed 2009's fixes. Plus: Conficker, a year later; how you set admin rights may be key to overall security, says one vendor.

Hackers Take Shots at IE

Microsoft's browser takes center stage at Pwn2Own contest. Plus: yet another vendor takes on patch management, and fixing Windows 64-bit.

Standards for Self-Assessed Security

The Jericho Forum proposes security vendors self-assess and certify their security capabilities. Plus: Microsoft might release IE off-cycle update; Koobface shows itself, again.

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