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  • Google plugs dangerous flaw

    An attacker could exploit a hole in Google Desktop to gain access to users' personal files. Google has released a patch, but experts say not all users are receiving it. 

  • Microsoft investigates new Word zero-day; Cisco releases firewall patches

    Microsoft says Office 2000 and Office XP could be affected. Also, Cisco patches firewall flaws that could be exploited to bypass security restrictions or cause a denial of service. 

  • Microsoft fixes zero-day flaws in Word, Office

    Twelve security updates from Microsoft fix a range of problems, including a flaw in the Malware Protection Engine and previously-exploited zero-days glitches in Word and Office. 

  • Twelve Microsoft patches to include fixes for OneCare, ForeFront

    Patches are being readied to plug security holes in Windows, Office, Visual Studio, Windows Live OneCare, Defender and ForeFront. Per usual, Microsoft will release the mega-fix Tuesday. 

  • New zero-day attack targets Microsoft Excel

    Microsoft says maliciously crafted Excel files may permit the execution of arbitrary code. Other Microsoft Office applications may be at risk. 

  • Microsoft disputes Word zero-day report

    Symantec is warning of a new zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word. But Microsoft doesn't believe the flaw is new. 

  • Microsoft investigates new Word zero-day

    An unpatched memory-corruption flaw in Microsoft Word is the target of "limited" attacks in the wild, Microsoft confirmed Thursday. 

  • Abobe fixes critical flaws

    Adobe Reader 8 fixes flaws attackers could exploit to launch cross-site-scripting (XSS) attacks. The flaws relate to errors in how the program handles .pdf files. 

  • New flaw found in Microsoft Excel

    In other news: Suspicious Web traffic increases on Port 6502, McAfee hires a new security chief; and Check Point completes its acquisition of NFR. 

  • Adobe Reader users urged to upgrade

    The vendor said Adobe Reader 8 fixes serious flaws attackers could exploit for cross-site scripting and other attacks. It urged users to upgrade as soon as possible.