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  • Twelve Microsoft fixes coming on Patch Tuesday

    Microsoft Tuesday will release a dozen new security bulletins for its Windows and Office products, likely including fixes for several outstanding PowerPoint flaws. 

  • Third-party Microsoft patches could get new life

    News analysis: Microsoft's process for providing security fixes is as orderly and predictable as it has ever been, but some believe the software giant's methodical nature may lead to more third-party patches. 

  • Security Bytes: ISS warns of new Microsoft Windows flaw

    Attackers could exploit the latest Microsoft Windows flaw to crash vulnerable machines. Meanwhile, Symantec fixes a Brightmail AntiSpam flaw. 

  • Microsoft tweaks IIS patch

    Some customers ran into trouble while trying to install MS06-034, which addresses a remote code execution flaw in Internet Information Services (IIS). 

  • Oracle owns up to patching problems

    Database giant Oracle Corp. has faced mounting criticism of its security patching process during the last two years.

    Its quarterly Critical Patch Updates (CPUs) are typica... 

  • Inside MSRC: Debunking Excel exploits

    Microsoft's Christopher Budd puts the magnifying glass to Microsoft's July bulletins, offers some Windows networking best practices and says one alleged Excel exploit isn't what it seems. 

  • Microsoft patches seven July security holes, five critical

    The software giant's monthly batch of fixes includes critical repairs for Internet Explorer and Windows' networking features, plus "important" bulletins for Internet Information Server. 

  • Hot Pick: Tenable offers solid vulnerability management

    Product review: Tenable Network Security's Security Center 3.0 helps organizations throughout the vulnerability management lifecycle, from asset discovery to remediation. 

  • Microsoft to patch critical Windows, Office flaws

    The software giant plans to release seven security bulletins Tuesday: four for Windows and three for Office. Some of the patches will fix critical flaws. 

  • iTunes flaw could enable malicious code

    Apple has fixed a critical hole that attackers could exploit to launch malicious code on PCs, including corporate clients, running the popular music software.