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  • ZERT rekindles third-party patching debate

    This week in Security Blog Log: IT security pros express more reservations about third-party patching, including the CEO of a company that released one a few months ago. 

  • Inside MSRC: A look at Microsoft's September patches

    Christopher Budd of the Microsoft Security Response Center says this is the final month of public security support for Windows XP Service Pack 1. 

  • Security Wire Weekly podcast: Sept. 13, 2006

    This week, Senior News Writer Bill Brenner interviews SPI Dynamics' Michael Sutton about this month's Microsoft security patches. Also the latest news about flaws in Apple QuickTime and Adobe Flash Player, the limits of NAC-NAP interoperability and j... 

  • Microsoft fixes Office, Windows flaws

    This month's only critical fix is for a flaw in Microsoft Publisher, a component of Office. Attackers could exploit the flaw to take control of vulnerable machines. 

  • Three patch updates coming for Windows, Office

    Microsoft said it will release two security updates for Windows and one for Office next week. The Office update will address at least one critical security flaw. 

  • Third-party patching: Prudent or perilous?

    Security patches issued by third parties have become more prevalent in recent months, and while some security pros endorse them, others say they're more trouble than they're worth. 

  • Update: Microsoft fixes faulty Internet Explorer patch

    Update: Microsoft has fixed a faulty browser fix that enabled an exploitable condition. Souces say a compatibility problem with Systems Management Server delayed the fix. 

  • Security Blog Log: Fear and loathing in MS06-040's wake

    This week, security bloggers wonder if the some of the MS06-040 warnings have gone too far. Meanwhile, Symantec uses its blog to warn about the timed release of exploits. 

  • Microsoft to fix IE patch glitch

    IT administrators have reported configuration problems with last week's Internet Explorer patch. Microsoft will tweak and re-release the patch Aug. 22. 

  • 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.