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  • 'Month-of' flaw projects come under fire

    This week in Security Blog Log: The Month of Apple Bugs has some wondering if the real motive for such disclosure projects is better security or better press coverage. 

  • Out-of-cycle Microsoft patch likely, experts say

    Patch specialists and IT administrators were surprised Microsoft didn't fix much-publicized Word zero-day flaws Tuesday. But they don't fault the company for holding back. 

  • Critical fixes for Excel, Outlook and Windows

    Microsoft starts the year with security updates for Excel, Outlook and Windows. Three of the fixes are rated critical. 

  • Inside MSRC: Microsoft updates WSUSSCAN issue

    Christopher Budd of the Microsoft Security Response Center is urging customers to deploy the latest versions of the Systems Management Server Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates or Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer to receive all the current soft... 

  • New flaw found in Microsoft Excel

    In other news: Suspicious Web traffic increases on Port 6502, McAfee hires a new security chief; and Check Point completes its acquisition of NFR. 

  • Microsoft nixes four patch bulletins

    Eight security updates were originally scheduled for Tuesday, but Microsoft has decided to hold back on half of them. 

  • Multiple Windows patches on tap next week

    Microsoft will hand IT shops up to eight security updates for Windows, Visual Studio and Microsoft Office next week. Some fixes will address critical flaws. 

  • Security pros glean insight from '06

    Corporate acquisitions, an abundance of spam, and the White House's take on cybersecurity mark 2006. 

  • Microsoft releases Vista APIs to security vendors

    Microsoft released a draft set of programming interfaces allowing security vendors to develop software using the Windows kernel on 64-bit systems. 

  • Inside MSRC: Visual Studio flaw, tool extensions explained

    Christopher Budd of the Microsoft Security Response Center sheds detail about a flaw in Visual Studio 2005 and explains that support for Software Update Services 1.0 will be extended.