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  • Testing security of apps could put pressure on vendors

    Gartner IT Security Summit: Companies should shoulder some of the responsibility for testing applications to put pressure on vendors to create more secure software, say panelists. 

  • Google Desktop exploit code circulates

    Also in Security Bytes: A data security breach law could be strengthened and Mac OS X users face Samba flaws. 

  • Apple patches multiple Mac OS X flaws

    Attackers could exploit several holes in Mac OS X to run malicious code on targeted machines, trigger denials of service or escalate privileges. Apple has released patches. 

  • 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.