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Security: Behind the Scenes at Microsoft’s Secure Windows Initiative

by Shanmuga

"Microsoft’s Secure Windows Initiative unit has emerged from the shadows, promising a new level of transparency, as well as details of software vulnerabilities and security bulletins.

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Security: Microsoft wants to worm its way into your PC

by Shanmuga

"Microsoft is taking a leaf out of the virus writers’ handbook, hoping to use friendly "worms" to distribute software patches surreptitiously.

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Microsoft Issues Biggest Patch Update in a Year

by Shanmuga

"Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out 11 security updates that patch 17 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Internet Information Server (IIS) and several other components and technologies. It was the most patch bulletins Microsoft’s has issued since February 2007, even though it yanked one expected update — scheduled last week to fix problems in VBScript […]

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Microsoft slates 12 patches for next week

by Shanmuga

"Microsoft Corp. announced today that it will release a dozen security updates next week, matching the patch record set a year ago. Seven of the 12 will be tagged with the company’s highest threat ranking. "There’s not a Windows shop anywhere in the world that won’t need to deploy at least one of these patches," […]

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anti-CAPTCHA operations by spammers on Microsoft Windows Live Mail

by Shanmuga

"Websense Security Labs has discovered that Windows Live Mail accounts have been targeted in recent spammer tactics. In these recent attacks, spammers have managed to create bots that are capable of signing up and creating random Live Mail accounts that could be used for a wide range of subsequent attacks.

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Tips: How to Minimize Risk from Zero Day Attacks

by Shanmuga

"…Microsoft Excel files are being used to exploit a zero-day (previously unknown/unpatched) vulnerability and plant keystroke loggers on select (.gov?) networks…bugs in Microsoft Office applications emerged over the last year as standard weapons for criminals conducting corporate espionage and computer attacks against military targets. Last summer, Microsoft’s Office team struggled to keep pace with flaw […]

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Privacy: Microsoft Wants to Be Your Big Brother

by Shanmuga

"It’s not science-fiction. It’s a real technology and it cannot be allowed to happen or privacy will vanish. In Microsoft’s vision of tomorrow’s office, according to a report in the London Times, our computers will be constantly monitoring us with wireless sensors. There’s nothing new about Big Brother software. Programs that measure how many keystrokes […]

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Hacking: Hackers go after Excel

by Shanmuga

"Microsoft has warned that an unpatched vulnerability in older versions of Excel is being actively exploited by hackers. The bug, which has become the subject of targeted attacks, affects older versions of Excel. Newer versions Excel 2003 SP3 and Excel 2007 are said to be immune. Details of the vulnerability beyond what packages might be […]

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Vulnerabilities: Microsoft Flaw could lead to worm attack

by Shanmuga

"Microsoft has fixed a critical flaw in the Windows operating system that could be used by criminals to create a self-copying computer worm attack. The software vendor released its first set of patches for 2008 on Tuesday, fixing a pair of networking flaws in the Windows kernel. Microsoft also released a second update for a […]

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Security: Microsoft launches Security Vulnerability Research and Defense blog

by Shanmuga

"The Security Vulnerability Research and Defense blog, introduced Thursday, provides in-depth technical information and ways security professionals can protect an organization from vulnerabilities. The blog will be updated the second Tuesday of every month, called "Patch Tuesday," which is when Microsoft releases security updates for Windows and other software.

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