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Microsoft Installs Firefox Add-on Without Asking During Recent Patch Tuesday

It’s not the first time Microsoft has had some issues with Firefox and add-ons they installed on users machines through Windows Update. Back in October of last year, Mozilla forcefully disabled a .NET add-on as it was causing ‘instability’ rather a security/vulnerability issue. I did notice the issue with my own Firefox and also noticed […]

Topic: Windows Hacking

Microsoft Patches At Least 34 Bugs Including Pwn2Own Vulnerability

What a massive mother-load of patches Microsoft has unleashed on this month patching more than 34 security vulnerabilities including the fairly high profile vulnerability exploited at the Pwn2Own contest earlier this year in April. Good news as long as all the average Internet users actually use Windows Update and install the latest patches, which somehow […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Windows Hacking

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 […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Web Hacking

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 […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Windows Hacking

Microsoft IE7 Exploit Allows Remote Code Execution on XP & Vista

It seems a new, fairly serious flaw has been discovered in Internet Explorer 7 – and as accounts go it’s been around for a couple of months in the underground. The worrying part is, patch Tuesday was yesterday and after testing it’s been discovered that this flaw WAS NOT patched in the updates. ISC reports […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Windows Hacking

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 […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Malware, Windows Hacking

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