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  • 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. 

  • Briefs: Vulnerabilities found in Trend Micro, Firefox browser

    This week, Trend Micro released a fix for a flaw in its antivirus engine, while no fixes are available for two newly discovered Mozilla Firefox browser flaws. 

  • Microsoft has high hopes for Vista security

    Ben Fathi is the vice president of the Security Technology Unit at Microsoft and is responsible for the overall security of Microsoft's products as well as the development process known as the Secure Development Lifecycle. He took a few minutes recen... 

  • Patch testing may suffer due to zero-day fears

    Windows users faced a breathtaking spike in zero-day threats last year and most security experts agree the problem is only going to get worse. Mark Shavlik, founder and CEO of Roseville, Minn.-based patch management firm Shavlik Technologies, is conc... 

  • Cisco fixes MARS flaw

    Also in this week's Bug Briefs: Microsoft re-releases a patch, the Month of Apple Bugs exposes more Mac OS X flaws and Oracle fixes 51 flaws in its quarterly CPU. 

  • Oracle releases 51 security fixes

    The flaws are across Oracle's product line and attackers could exploit them remotely to compromise vulnerable systems. 

  • Who patches better: Microsoft or Mozilla?

    Window Snyder was a senior security strategist at Microsoft before leaving in 2005 to become a founder and CTO of Matasano Security LLC. Last September she became Mozilla Corp.'s security chief and is now responsible for locking down the popular Fire... 

  • PatchLink offers solid flaw management

    Product review: PatchLink Update 6.3 is a solid solution to the enterprise patch management problem and demonstrates its true power in a Windows environment. 

  • CA fixes multiple flaws in back-up product

    Also in Bug Briefs: Cisco patches an IOS flaw, HP fixes OpenView glitches; Adobe fixes critical vulnerabilities; and more Mac OS X flaws are disclosed. 

  • Oracle emulates Microsoft with advance patch notice

    Oracle will patch 52 security flaws across its product line Tuesday, according to its inaugural CPU advance notification bulletin.