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Microsoft Preps Windows Security Fix for Patch Tuesday

Many users are expecting a patch for the Microsoft IIS Semicolon Bug, but from the recently published bulletin by Microsoft it seems that is highly unlikely during this patch cycle. Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for January 2010 It seems they will only be pushing out a fairly low priority fix which is rated critical […]

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Microsoft Leaves Users Waiting For Black Screen Of Death Fix

The news this week has been a flaw in Microsoft‘s all versions of Windows labeled as the “Black Screen of Death”, they did acknowledge the problem a few days ago (in a roundabout way) but basically said it wasn’t their fault and it wasn’t widespread. The blame is currently being passed around and as of […]

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Microsoft Confirms First Windows 7 0-Day Vulnerability

So a pretty serious remote vulnerability has been discovered in Windows 7, as usual Microsoft is downplaying the problem asking you to block the ports on your firewall rather than fixing the issue. I’d imagine the problem would only really be a big issue inside networks as who exposes SMB ports to the outside world […]

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Windows 7 UAC (User Access Control) Ineffective Against Malware

There have been a few stories about Windows 7, even one about Windows 7 UAC before and now it’s officially on sale I’d expect there to be many more. As always malware and mass infections is a numbers game so the bad guys will always target the most popular and prolific operating systems to increase […]

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No Emergency Patch For Latest Windows Exploit

Another reason for Windows users to hate the Microsoft Patch Tuesday policy, The exploit isn’t 100% reliable but it’s still fairly significant in my eyes as it is a critical vulnerability and can be used for code execution. Vista isn’t the most popular OS still so perhaps Microsoft don’t the threat being that wide as […]

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Microsoft Puts Hold on Forefront Security Product Range

Microsoft is in the news again, but this time for holding back on something security related. It seems like they want to have some extra time for development, and well perhaps some business related factors come into play too. A lot of Windows networks use ISA (as it used to be called) – in the […]

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Microsoft Open Source Security Tool – !exploitable Crash Analyzer

Finally Microsoft is doing something proactive and perhaps even slightly ahead of the game, a real game-change for the security community. They have released a new AND open-source tool to make debugging easier, it gives developers a lot of help during the release cycle to build more secure software. Mostly because it takes the legwork […]

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New Conficker Variant More Aggressive

Conficker has gotten quite a lot of news recently with it growing so fast and Microsoft offering a bounty for the authors. It seems like the Conficker authors are really serious about retaining control of their botnet and expanding it further without hindrance from the companies trying to stop them. It’s quite likely they are […]

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Microsoft Rushes Out Critical RPC Bug Fix

Now this doesn’t happen all that often, it must be really serious! An Out-of-Band patch from Microsoft (since it’s famous ‘Patch Tuesday‘ it only releases patches on the second Tuesday of each month) has been released for a new RPC flaw. I’d imagine it’s similar to the RPC flaw that spawned such disasters as Blaster […]

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E-mail Scammers Target Microsoft Users

Microsoft users are being targeted again by malware via e-mail, scammers/spammers never give up and for once the e-mail looks fairly legitimate. Usually this kind of ‘baitware’ is riddled with terrible grammar and horrible spellings, do make sure you brief the less security aware friends you have about this though just in case. Email scams […]

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