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November's Patch Addresses Two Windows App Exploits

Remote code execution vulnerabilities in Windows applications get addressed.

Microsoft Offers Security Dev Lifecycle Solutions

The company has outlined security best practices in tools and models for application developers.

DNS Security Still a Concern

A recent survey has found that DNS complexity and a lack of resources have resulted in major security gaps being left in the system.

Only 2 Fixes Expected on Patch Tuesday

IT pros can expect one of the lightest Patch Tuesdays in recent memory this month as Redmond indicated there would only be two patches -- one critical, one important.

UPDATE: Adobe Patches Reader Flaw

Adobe said it has released a patch to stave off stack buffer overflow exploits in its free and widely used Adobe Reader software.

Worm Hits Windows 2000 in China

Despite issuing a preemptive patch two weeks ago and another warning late last week, Redmond is now investigating a bug exploiting Windows Server Service for Windows 2000 that reportedly originated in China.

Microsoft: Software More Secure, but Malware Is Growing Threat

The number of software vulnerabilities in the first half of 2008 dropped 4 percent compared with the previous six months and a respectable 19 percent from the first half of 2007.

Microsoft Ups Exploit Code Warning

It looks like that Redmond's hunch was correct when it issued an out-of-cycle security patch late last week, because on Wednesday Microsoft identified publicly available exploit code related to that vulnerability.

First Look: Google Chrome

Chrome has the makings of a good, lightweight browser, but it still lacks a few important features.

Security Concerns May Slow Cloud Computing Adoption

Microsoft may have reaffirmed its commitment to cloud computing with the launch of its Windows Azure operating system, but overall business adoption of the cloud concept may be stymied, in part, by security issues.

PDC: Microsoft Releases Geneva Beta

Microsoft on Monday released the first beta of its federated identity services framework aimed at simplifying the way enterprises deploy authentication services.

Off-Cycle Microsoft Patch Targets Worm-Like Windows Bug

Redmond on Thursday released a critical out-of-cycle security patch affecting Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 systems.

Fake Microsoft Security Update Makes Rounds

Sophos quickly warns of fake Trojan-laden e-mail disguised as Microsoft Security Bulletin update hitting inboxes.

Busy October Patch Cycle Comes Around with 11 Fixes

Security-minded admins have their work cut out for them, as Microsoft coughs up 11 fixes in its October patch cycle.

Microsoft Promises To Improve UAC in Windows 7

A rethink of the security feature will happen with Microsoft's next OS, expected in late 2009, at earliest.

Fortinet Helps DBAs Sniff Out DB Exploits

New security appliance gives DBAs a leg up on flaws and vulnerabilities lurking in corporate database management systems.

NSA Posts Secrets to Writing Secure Code

Tokeener case study serves as an example of writing low-defect, highly-reliable code, researchers claim.

11 Fixes Expected for Patch Tuesday

IT admins will see nearly a dozen security fixes on Tuesday, according to Microsoft.

UPDATED: Browser-Makers Seek Clickjacking Fix

Researchers found a browser security issue that could let hackers gain access to user profiles.

Card Use Can Stem ID Theft, Microsoft Says

Microsoft is promoting the use of software-based "information cards" to reduce identity theft.