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.
Chrome has the makings of a good, lightweight browser, but it still lacks a few important features.
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.
Microsoft on Monday released the first beta of its federated identity services framework aimed at simplifying the way enterprises deploy authentication services.
Redmond on Thursday released a critical out-of-cycle security patch affecting Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 systems.
Sophos quickly warns of fake Trojan-laden e-mail disguised as Microsoft Security Bulletin update hitting inboxes.
Security-minded admins have their work cut out for them, as Microsoft coughs up 11 fixes in its October patch cycle.
A rethink of the security feature will happen with Microsoft's next OS, expected in late 2009, at earliest.
New security appliance gives DBAs a leg up on flaws and vulnerabilities lurking in corporate database management systems.
Tokeener case study serves as an example of writing low-defect, highly-reliable code, researchers claim.
IT admins will see nearly a dozen security fixes on Tuesday, according to Microsoft.
Researchers found a browser security issue that could let hackers gain access to user profiles.
Microsoft is promoting the use of software-based "information cards" to reduce identity theft.
New Security Development Lifecycle tools and services will be available in November.
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