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Apple Patches 43 Flaws in OS, QuickTime

Apple Computer on Thursday patched more than 40 vulnerabilities in its Mac OS X operating system, associated applications, and the Cupertino, Calif. company’s Mac and Windows versions of the QuickTime multimedia player. The Mac OS X upgrade, dubbed Security Update 2006-003, contains 31 fixes and ups the operating system to version 10.4.6. It was the [...]

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Microsoft to Provide Patches for Some Third-Party Apps

Microsoft confirmed Wednesday that it will continue to patch third-party products that impact Windows. Tuesday, Microsoft pushed out a patch to Windows XP, 98, and Millennium users for Flash Player, an Adobe-owned multimedia application that’s bundled with those operating systems. It was the first time that the Redmond, Wash. developer had issued an update for [...]

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Users Report Glitches With Microsoft’s Flash Patch

If, as an analyst suggested Tuesday, Microsoft plans to begin patching more than its own software, its first effort got off to a rocky start. By Wednesday, Windows users were complaining of glitches in updating Adobe’s Flash Player through the Windows Update service. Microsoft took the unusual step Tuesday of feeding an updated edition of [...]

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Security Watch: Flash! Microsoft Patches Adobe Software Along With Windows, Exchange

Microsoft had a small surprise in this week’s security patches, but it was no surprise to find two critical vulnerabilities. Learn what was different this month in the Security Alerts and Updates section. Everybody wants a better Internet, but look carefully before you install the program that promises it. Go to our adware alert in [...]

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Exchange Flaw Poses ‘Worm Risk’

Microsoft released three patches – two of which it deems critical – on Tuesday in the May edition of its regular Patch Tuesday update cycle. Most seriously there’s a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange which allows remote code execution (MS06-019). This security bug in Microsoft Exchange’s calendar function could lead to a worm, security tools [...]

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Firefox Drops Places Feature; Security Patch Coming Soon

APRIL 30, 2006 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) – The open-source Mozilla project this week plans to release an update to its Firefox browser that will fix a publicly disclosed security issue in the software. News of the update came as developers also confirmed that they were dropping a highly anticipated bookmarking feature, called Places, from the [...]

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New SocketShield Stops Zero-Day Exploits

A start-up security company on Friday unveiled a beta of zero-day exploit protection software that it claims will protect users’ PCs until they can apply patches from the likes of Microsoft. SocketShield, which can be downloaded free-of-charge from the Web site of Exploit Prevention Labs, is a signature-based monitor that detects and blocks vulnerability exploits, [...]

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New IE Bug Puts Patched Windows Systems at Risk

APRIL 26, 2006 (TECHWORLD.COM) – Microsoft is investigating a new zero-day flaw in Internet Explorer that could put fully patched Windows systems at risk of takeover. Less serious bugs have also been reported in the Firefox and Safari browsers. The IE bug, discovered by Michael Zalewski and posted on the full-disclosure mailing list on Sunday, [...]

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Microsoft Unveils Repatched Patch

As promised, Microsoft Tuesday released an updated edition of its April 11 MS06-016 security bulletin to eliminate a host of bad behaviors that the original fix caused on systems running older Hewlett-Packard software or NVIDIA graphics drivers. The 2.0 patch, which is still dubbed MS06-015, will be offered to users only if it detects the [...]

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Firefox Bug Could Be Serious

A zero-day vulnerability in a fully-patched and most-current version of Mozilla Corp.’s Firefox could be exploited to crash the browser at the least, and at the worst, possibly introduce malicious code, a security company warned Tuesday. The bug, which first appeared on Mozilla’s Bugzilla listing a week ago on April 18, could be used by [...]

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