A security contest found more bugs in Google Chrome and Firefox than in Microsoft's IE8 browser.
The search giant is testing the secure execution of Web code natively on x86-based machines.
Bob Kelly described Microsoft's pursuit of a "$400 billion plus" server and tools market.
Microsoft once again has to contend with "Exploit Wednesday." This time, the problem is a zero-day IE 7 flaw discovered soon after the Patch Tuesday release.
December's Patch Tuesday will be a historic security update release. But it won't be because of the size and scope of the eight patches.
Microsoft found vulnerabilities galore to fix in its final scheduled security patch for the year.
Enterprise architecture must be a key part of the strategy used to protect computers and networks from cyberattacks, said Ron Ross, a National Institute of Standards and Technology senior computer scientist.
If you use open source software (OSS), Gartner recommends you have an official OSS policy. But a surprising number of open source adopters are operating without one.
Microsoft is projecting eight fixes for its December security patch arriving on Tuesday.
A Symantec report describes IT security trends for this year and the next.
A worm that exploits remote procedure call technology has been showing up on unpatched Windows-based networks.
The problem seems to be a proof-of-concept exploit that has not affected Microsoft's customers.
Remote code execution vulnerabilities in Windows applications get addressed.
A recent survey has found that DNS complexity and a lack of resources have resulted in major security gaps being left in the system.
The company has outlined security best practices in tools and models for application developers.
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.
Adobe said it has released a patch to stave off stack buffer overflow exploits in its free and widely used Adobe Reader software.
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.
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.
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.