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  • Microsoft July updates for critical Excel, Windows and .NET flaws

    Of the six security updates Microsoft released Tuesday, experts expressed the most concern about a critical glitch in the .NET Framework that could leave client machines and Web servers open to attack. 

  • Zero-day auction site opened by Swiss lab

    Swiss start-up WabiSabiLabi is offering zero-day findings for qualified buyers. The site could fuel new debate over flaw disclosure. 

  • ActiveX flaws plague SAP GUI

    SAP recently plugged holes in its new SAP GUI to eliminate flaws that could allow an attacker to gain access to a system remotely. 

  • Microsoft preps six security updates for Windows, Office

    Three of the six security updates Microsoft has planned for Tuesday include three critical fixes for Windows, Office and .Net Framework, and one moderate fix for Vista. 

  • PatchLink, SecureWave announce merger

    Security firm PatchLink said it plans to acquire SecureWave to strengthen its patch management platform with endpoint security and policy management features. 

  • Endpoint fears drive PatchLink-SecureWave merger

    Experts say the PatchLink-SecureWave merger makes sense since IT pros want a better way to protect their endpoint devices. But PatchLink's market supremacy is far from assured. 

  • HP fixes serious laptop utility flaw

    In other vulnerability news, Sun warns of a new Solaris flaw, glitches are fixed in Safari and Yahoo Messenger; and Microsoft investigates a possible Office flaw. 

  • Inside MSRC: Microsoft offers details on MOICE advisory, Outlook flaws

    Microsoft's Christopher Budd outlines the finer points behind this month's security bulletins and gives an update on the new bulletin layout. 

  • Microsoft patches Windows Vista, IE 7

    Microsoft fixed 15 flaws in a variety of products Tuesday, including Windows XP, Vista and Internet Explorer 7. Attackers could exploit the most serious flaws for remote code execution. 

  • Microsoft to patch Windows Vista, IE 7, Office

    In a redesigned advance bulletin for Patch Tuesday, Microsoft said it will fix flaws in Windows Vista, IE 7, Office and other programs. Four updates will address critical problems.