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  • Microsoft taking heat over desktop security

    Microsoft says Vista kernel access would come with SP1, and Gartner predicts years of compatibility problems. Meanwhile, claims of an IE 7 vulnerability surface. 

  • Exploit code targets unpatched PowerPoint flaw

    Microsoft is investigating reports of a new, unpatched flaw attackers could exploit using malicious PowerPoint files. A proof-of-concept exploit code has been released. 

  • Third-party patches appear for new Internet Explorer flaw

    ZERT and Determina have released fixes for the latest IE buffer overflow as Microsoft investigates reports of a separate flaw in Windows Shell. 

  • Microsoft patches IE flaw early

    Attacks against the Internet Explorer VML flaw were increasing to the point where Microsoft saw the need to fix it outside its normal patch cycle. 

  • IE attacks intensify, patch due in October

    Microsoft aims to patch the Internet Explorer VML flaw as part of its October security update, as the browser comes under attack from an increasing array of malware. 

  • Microsoft warns of new Internet Explorer threat

    Days after Patch Tuesday, Microsoft warned of a new threat against Internet Explorer. Attackers could exploit it to crash machines or take them over. 

  • Microsoft probes alleged Internet Explorer flaw

    A research group claims attackers could launch malicious code using a flaw in the way Internet Explorer instantiates certain COM objects' ActiveX controls. 

  • 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. 

  • Microsoft repackages e-mail hosting service

    Microsoft has renamed FrontBridge Technologies' hosted e-mail technology as Exchange Hosted Services. It includes services for antispam, archiving, encryption and disaster recovery. 

  • 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.