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  • May 09, 2006 09 May'06

    Exchange, Windows focus of latest Microsoft fixes

    The software giant releases its May security bulletins and two of the three are rated critical. Issues with Exchange and Flash Player are addressed, but none fixes the latest IE flaws.

  • April 28, 2006 28 Apr'06

    Security Blog Log: Burning about Firefox recruitment

    This week, a security blogger frowns on an independent group's efforts to force IE users onto the Firefox bandwagon. Plus, an international fight over identification cards.

  • April 27, 2006 27 Apr'06

    New IE flaws bring tally to three

    Two more security holes surfaced in Internet Explorer Thursday, on top of one announced Tuesday. Attackers could exploit the latest flaws to install malicious ActiveX controls and read sensitive data.

  • April 26, 2006 26 Apr'06

    IE 'object' tag flaw found

    Attackers could launch malicious code and corrupt system memory by exploiting the latest Internet Explorer flaw. Experts suggest avoiding untrusted Web sites.

  • April 24, 2006 24 Apr'06

    Security Bytes: More flaws in Mac OS X

    In other news: Financial firms scramble over massive online heist, Symantec warns of Scan Engine flaws and a new Snort-based tool is unveiled.

  • April 14, 2006 14 Apr'06

    Mozilla fixes nearly two dozen Firefox flaws

    The digital underground could exploit the vulnerabilities to bypass security restrictions, tamper with sensitive data or conduct cross-site scripting and phishing attacks.

  • April 11, 2006 11 Apr'06

    Inside MSRC: Microsoft details IE ActiveX update

    In his debut column, Microsoft security specialist Christopher Budd talk about the vendor's April software update, including a fix for the createTextRange flaw and changes in IE ActiveX behavior.

  • April 11, 2006 11 Apr'06

    Microsoft releases five fixes for IE, Windows

    The software giant's monthly update fixes several IE flaws, including the createTextRange issue, and addresses vulnerabilities in a range of Windows programs.

  • April 06, 2006 06 Apr'06

    Security Bytes: New IE flaw could enable phishing attacks

    In other news, Cisco patches a variety of flaws and attackers could access Windows file through a security hole in HP's printer software.

  • April 06, 2006 06 Apr'06

    Five Microsoft patches coming, but why wait?

    The createTextRange flaw in IE will be among those fixed, but with exploits in the wild, some debate whether once-a-month patching is right for the times.

  • March 30, 2006 30 Mar'06

    Security Blog Log: Nash, still at helm, addresses IE fixes

    With big updates in store for Internet Explorer, outgoing security chief Mike Nash uses Microsoft's security blog to address concerns.

  • March 28, 2006 28 Mar'06

    Third-party fixes available for IE flaw

    The unofficial work-arounds for the createTextRange flaw suggest the security community doesn't like waiting for Microsoft to address potentially dangerous vulnerabilities.

  • March 24, 2006 24 Mar'06

    Microsoft warns of brand-new IE exploit code

    The software giant offers workarounds for the so-called createTextRange flaw as security experts issue sober warnings about the potential impact.

  • March 23, 2006 23 Mar'06

    Security Bytes: Update fixes critical Sendmail flaw

    In other news: IE flaws continue to mount; RealPlayer vulnerabilities are addressed; and a "sophisticated" Trojan targets Microsoft's WMF flaw.

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    Security Bytes: Mac patch falls short of expectations

    In other news, one hacker gains root access to a Mac while another shows how to compromise Microsoft Fingerprint Reader.

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