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  • Microsoft delivers 10 patches and tool update

    Updated: Microsoft released six critical patches and updated a software tool Tuesday, but a technical problem prevented the company from pushing the fixes out via its automated tools. 

  • Hijacked consumer machines target the enterprise

    Attackers continue to strike gold by targeting consumers who lack the security savvy to address desktop application flaws, according to Symantec Corp. Enterprises ultimately pay the price. 

  • New Microsoft Word zero-day exploit discovered

    Updated: Trojan.MDropper-Q is exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft's word-processing application that could allow attackers to take control of certain machines. 

  • Twin Trojans use PowerPoint to spread

    Updated: Two new Trojan horse programs are exploiting a vulnerability in PowerPoint, researchers say. But Microsoft denies there's a new flaw. 

  • Unpatched Windows flaws affect Help Viewer

    Updated: Proof-of-concept exploits demonstrate how attackers could crash vulnerable machines or launch malicious code. But the flaws aren't nearly as serious as recently exploited Microsoft glitches. 

  • Inside MSRC: Time to rethink security workarounds

    Christopher Budd of the Microsoft Security Response Center recommends implementing one of several security workarounds to ensure a secure infrastructure until this month's most important Windows update can be installed. 

  • Update: Microsoft's fixes 23 flaws, DHS urges action

    Updated: Microsoft releases a dozen August security updates, nine critical. The Department of Homeland Security says one fix in particular should be implemented immediately. 

  • Twelve Microsoft fixes coming on Patch Tuesday

    Microsoft Tuesday will release a dozen new security bulletins for its Windows and Office products, likely including fixes for several outstanding PowerPoint flaws. 

  • Third-party Microsoft patches could get new life

    News analysis: Microsoft's process for providing security fixes is as orderly and predictable as it has ever been, but some believe the software giant's methodical nature may lead to more third-party patches. 

  • Mozilla issues critical security updates

    The open source group has issued new versions of Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey to fix 13 software security flaws, eight of which have been deemed critical.