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Microsoft To Release Out-of-Band Fix for IE Flaw

Microsoft plans to release a "Fix it" on Friday for IE zero-day flaw that surfaced this week.

No 'Critical' Fixes Planned for Microsoft's Light September Security Update

Microsoft's security update for September looks to be a small one, with only two "important" bulletin items scheduled.

Security Advisory Issued for VPN Password Flaw; No Fix Yet

Microsoft is warning users of two tools readily available that can be used to steal passwords from wireless networks and VPNs, offers workarounds.

Bulk of Patch Tuesday Fixes for RCE Flaws

Remote code execution flaws are targeted in the majority of items in Microsoft's monthly Security Update.

Microsoft's August Security Update Has 9 Fixes

Preview bulletin shows five items to be rated "critical."

Microsoft's Intune Gets a Tune Up

Plus: Patch Tuesday provides the joy of RCE fixes,MySQL flaw classifies incorrect passwords as correct.



Microsoft Inadvertently Fans the 'Flame'

Plus: Stuxnet worm sourced, LinkedIn passwords compromised.

The Cost of Keeping Windows XP

Plus: Iran attacked with possible politically driven malware, social network monitoring projected to increase.

Vista SP1 Infections Increasing

Plus: Former Microsoft CSO steps down from government position, 10 years of Trustworthy Computing

Gartner: Migrate Off of Windows XP Now

Many IT pros have contemplated moving away from XP, but very few have done so, according to the research firm.

Microsoft Throws Wrench in Hackers' Playbook

Plus: Adobe changes mind about not patching older software, The Pirate Bay doesn't condone Anonymous actions.

Microsoft Updates Anti-Exploit Tool for Windows

Microsoft released its latest anti-exploit tool designed to add security for various software programs running on Windows systems, even those programs that lack much protection at all.

Microsoft Kicks Chinese Security Firm Out of Friendship Club

Plus: PHP script error gets a security update for faulty security update, 10 security mistakes you're still making.

3 Critical RCE Fixes in May Security Patch

Microsoft's May security update includes three bulletin items classified "critical" and four "important."

May Security Update To Come with Critical Office Fix

Microsoft's May Patch Tuesday offering will feature three "critical" and four "important" bulletin items targeting 23 vulnerabilities.

Hackers Know Where You Skype

Plus: Best practices for employee online monitoring, Playstation hacker visits Sony.

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 Released

Version 4 comes with improved detection capabilities, automatic remediation and a streamlined interface.

Microsoft Reminds Organizations of Conficker Risk

The Conficker worm should continue to be a top concern in enterprise security -- even though there hasn't been a new variant seen in the wild in over two years -- according to Microsoft. 

Who's Still Talking About Conficker? Microsoft Is

Plus: U.S. drops to second on "dirty dozen" of spam list, is privacy a thing of the past?

App Cloud Management Service for Windows RT Devices Announced

Devices running Windows RT (or Windows 8 on ARM hardware) can be used for both personal and business purposes.

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