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  • After buggy patch, criminals exploit Windows flaw

    Online criminals are scanning the Internet and attacking Windows 2000 machines that haven't had a recent Windows Media Service patch installed, Symantec said Wednesday.

    Written by Robert McMillan03 June 10 06:11
  • Microsoft: Patching Windows 2000 'infeasible'

    Microsoft took the unusual step today and skipped patching one of the vulnerabilities addressed in its monthly security update, saying that crafting a fix was "infeasible."

    Written by Gregg Keizer09 Sept. 09 07:31
  • Symantec offers fix for buggy Norton patch

    Symantec has posted a software fix after hundreds of users reported problems with a buggy update of the company's flagship Norton AntiVirus software.

    Written by Robert McMillan26 Aug. 09 13:58
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  • 5 steps to secure a new PC

    A common misconception is that a shiny new computer is more or less secure because it hasn't yet been exposed to the Internet's sinister underbelly. But the truth is, these machines come out of the box needing scores of patches, some basic security software downloads and the disabling or replacing of items security pros don't typically trust.

    Written by Bill Brenner30 June 09 00:19
  • How Microsoft Influenced Adobe Security In a Good Way

    When I first started writing about information security five years ago, all a writer had to do was mention Microsoft in the same headline space as "security vulnerability" to strike page-view gold. In 2004 Microsoft was a couple years into its Trustworthy Computing Initiative but it remained the software company IT security practitioners hated with glee.

    Written by Bill Brenner10 June 09 23:16