What's hot in Windows security? New Microsoft Office Security Guide

David Nielson, Assistant Site Editor

In November, Microsoft released the 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide. This guide is designed to help Windows administrators make changes to the default configurations of laptop and desktop computers that run the 2007 Office release in Active Directory environments. Also in November, Web browser security fixes and flaws and Firefox updates, which cause buffer overflows in Windows operating systems, were the buzz in Windows security.

Seemingly an ode to Thanksgiving, the latest installment of our "What's hot in Windows security" podcast series features a cornucopia of new concerns and must-have info for Windows admins. Microsoft security expert Brien M. Posey shares his thoughts on these Windows security issues.

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00:39: Brien's thoughts on the 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide

1:53: The threat of search-engine friendly malware serving Web pages

3:46: Mozilla Firefox's most recent security update

5:55: A critical flaw in Apple QuickTime affects both Windows and Mac OS X systems

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About the speaker: Brien M. Posey, MCSE, has previously received Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional Award four times for his work with Windows Server, IIS and Exchange Server. He has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and healthcare facilities, and was once a network administrator for Fort Knox.

This was first published in December 2007

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