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  • Microsoft fixes two zero-day flaws

    The December security update from Microsoft includes patches for zero-day flaws in Visual Studio and Windows Media Player, but two zero-day flaws in Word remain unfixed. 

  • If a virtual machine is hacked, what are the consequences?

    In our expert Q&A, information security threats expert Ed Skoudis explains how attackers can compromise a virtual machine. 

  • Zero-day tracker a hit, but IT shops need better strategy

    This week in Security Blog Log: Reaction to eEye's new zero-day tracker is positive, but some experts say it won't help unless IT shops have a layered defense to start with. 

  • Microsoft to fix Visual Studio, Windows flaws

    Microsoft plans to release five security updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows and a flaw in Visual Studio as part of its monthly security bulletin release cycle. 

  • New zero-day affects Microsoft Word

    Microsoft confirmed reports of "limited" zero-day attacks and warned customers to be cautious when opening unsolicited Word attachments. 

  • Oracle responds to security critics

    This week in Security Blog Log: Oracle takes on researchers who have criticized its security procedures in recent weeks. Meanwhile, Symantec warns of new zombie malware. 

  • Oracle should heed critical report touting SQL Server security

    A prominent security researcher sheds light on Oracle's security lapses, but how will the vendor respond? As Executive Editor Dennis Fisher explains, Oracle should look internally. 

  • Report: Microsoft beats Oracle on security

    In a new whitepaper, security guru David Litchfield of Next Generation Security explains why Microsoft has a tighter grasp on its database defenses than Oracle. 

  • Multiple flaws in Adobe Reader, Acrobat

    Updated: Multiple flaws in Adobe Reader and Acrobat could allow attackers to execute malicious commands on victims' computers. A fix is now available. 

  • New Mac OS X flaw exposed

    A Mac OS X flaw was exposed as part of the Month of Kernel Bugs. Also, a new Web site vows to follow the lead of researchers LMH and H.D. Moore with a week of Oracle zero-days.