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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Emergency Around the Corner

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Microsoft to fix critical hole in IE

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| In a rare move, Microsoft on Friday said it would be releasing security 
| updates on Tuesday--outside of its monthly patch cycle--for a critical  
| vulnerability in Internet Explorer and a moderate vulnerability in Visual 
| Studio.  


Microsoft to Issue Emergency Patches Next Week

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| The advance notification advisory that Microsoft released about these 
| upcoming patches doesn't say so explicitly, but a spokesperson for the 
| company confirmed that the updates will address a critical security flaw in 
| collection of code that Microsoft uses in a number of places in Windows. 
| Having a vulnerability in this so-called "code library" is especially 
| dangerous because Microsoft also provides this library to third-party 
| software makers to help them build programs that can leverage certain 
| built-in features of Windows.       



Microsoft to issue emergency patches next week

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| Microsoft plans to issue two emergency patches next week that fix
| vulnerabilities in the Internet Explorer browser and Visual Studio developer
| suite that allow attackers to remotely execute malware.


MS issues brown alert over unpatched IE 7 flaw

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| Microsoft warned on Saturday that attacks targeting the vulnerability, which
| affects versions of its flagship browser on all supported versions of
| Windows, are becoming more widespread. The security bug first came to
| prominence a week ago, just before the latest edition of Microsoft's update
| cycle.


Microsoft rushes out emergency Windows update

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| Microsoft is about to issue an emergency security update to plug a
| vulnerability which could allow an internet worm to be spread via a computer
| without the user doing anything.


Bots rule in cyberspace

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| USA TODAY REPORTS that on an average day, 40 per cent of the 800 million
| computers connected to the Internet are bots used to send out spam, viruses
| and to mine for sensitive personal data.

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