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  • New threats target Microsoft apps

    Microsoft warns customers to apply a RASMAN patch to protect against new exploit code. Meanwhile, Symantec warns of code targeting Windows Live Messenger. 

  • Microsoft Excel zero-day flaw discovered

    Attackers could exploit the Excel zero-day flaw to launch malicious code. Security experts say users should beware of emails with Excel file attachments. 

  • Security Blog Log: Doing good with exploit code

    This week, IT pros take note of the latest Microsoft patches and exploit code. Also, a look at why exploit code isn't always evil. 

  • Exploit code targets Microsoft flaws

    At least two new potential threats are on the loose less than a day after Microsoft's June patch rollout. Security experts warn IT shops to patch immediately. 

  • Inside MSRC: ActiveX control change goes permanent

    Microsoft's Christopher Budd outlines the finer points behind this month's security bulletins, plus offers advice on when to open Word files and guidance for Exchange administrators. 

  • Microsoft releases 13 security patches, eight critical

    The baker's dozen of new patches includes 12 new ones that address flaws in Internet Explorer and Word, plus a re-release of a patch first issued in March. 

  • Microsoft to release 12 June security fixes

    June's "Patch Tuesday" security bulletins will feature nine Windows fixes, including a cumulative update for Internet Explorer, plus a pair of patches for Office and one for Exchange. 

  • Microsoft offers workaround for Word flaw

    Customers can use Word in safe mode to guard against an exploit targeting a previously unknown flaw in the program. 

  • Experts: Exchange patch OK, despite glitches

    A fast-moving worm exploit could follow Microsoft's recent Exchange patch. Despite causing issues for mobile devices, security experts urge organizations to install the fix. 

  • Should Microsoft change its patching process?

    Most IT pros still like Microsoft's monthly fix schedule, but in the face of increasing zero-day attacks, they'd like more out-of-cycle fixes as well.