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  • Microsoft investigates new Office zero-day flaw

    Attackers could exploit a newly-discovered zero-day flaw in Office 2000 to run malicious code on targeted machines, Symantec warned. Microsoft is investigating the issue. 

  • Microsoft fixes Office 2007 patch issues, releases MOICE

    The Microsoft Security Response Center acknowledged that some of the company's May 8 security updates didn't make it to machines running Office 2007 on Windows Vista. 

  • Scrapping Patch Tuesday a bad idea, say bloggers

    This week in Security Blog Log, IT pros scoff at the notion that Patch Tuesday should be scrapped in favor of a quicker, more frequent security update process. 

  • Symantec plugs dangerous flaw in Norton security software

    Attackers could exploit a flawed ActiveX control in Symantec Norton Internet Security and Norton Personal Firewall to run malware on targeted machines. 

  • Security Wire Weekly -- May 9, 2007

    Mark Allen, a patch analyst with Shavlik Technologies, discusses Microsoft's recent updates, including the zero-day DNS patch and the Exchange and Internet Explorer updates. Plus, a summary of this week's IT security news. 

  • Microsoft plans changes to Patch Tuesday

    Microsoft will provide additional detail on specific patches in its Microsoft Advance Notification Service and will change the layout of its security bulletins to reflect priority. 

  • Admins run into trouble with Microsoft updates

    A DNS service failure and an ongoing WSUS glitch are among this month's frustrations as IT administrators try to deploy the latest security patches from Microsoft. 

  • McAfee addresses flaws in multiple products

    In other Bug Briefs, Apple fixes Darwin server flaws; Cisco secures IOS; Symantec patches Norton; CA plugs flaws in its security products; and Microsoft plugs 19 flaws. 

  • Microsoft should scrap Patch Tuesday

    Instead of leaving flaws unpatched for weeks between cycles, Microsoft should use its resources to produce high-quality patches shortly after vulnerabilities are discovered. 

  • Symantec fixes flaws in Norton, pcAnywhere

    Attackers could exploit flaws in Symantec's Norton AntiVirus and pcAnywhere to launch malicious code or compromise a user's session credentials.