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[News] As More Microsoft Programmers Laid Off, Microsoft Loses the Plot with Patches

  • Subject: [News] As More Microsoft Programmers Laid Off, Microsoft Loses the Plot with Patches
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 08:23:31 +0000
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Patch and Patch Again

,----[ Quote ]
| It wasn't just the server programs that got 
| fouled up. Internet Explorer got hosed as 
| well. One mistake scrambled Web page 
| elements, while another causes a "Type 
| Mismatch" script error on sites that use 
| VBScript or a mix of VBScript and 
| JavaScript. This particular foul-up nails 
| every version of Internet Explorer from 5.01 
| to Windows 7's IE 8. Remember, I did tell 
| you that Windows 7 didn't actually improve 
| Windows' security.
| Oh, and, this just in, Microsoft recently 
| issued a fix to a Microsoft Office patch 
| from August that could let someone take over 
| your computer . My goodness, it's no wonder 
| that some companies have staffers that do 
| nothing but try to keep on top of 
| Microsoft's patches, and re-patches, and re-
| re- well you get the idea.
| As for me, I'd rather spend my time working 
| with my Linux programs rather working on my 
| Windows programs. At least with Linux when 
| something is fixed, chances are, it's really 
| fixed. 


Trojan pokes Facebook for zombie commands


PrevX piles in against bank Trojans, phishing

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| The fight against banking Trojans and 
| phishing attacks has stepped up a gear with 
| the launch of a new product on Wednesday 
| targeted at securing online transactions.



Microsoft Plans Largest-Ever Patch Tuesday


Microsoft plans monster Patch Tuesday next week

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| Unlucky 13 sets record as biggest-ever patch day,
| includes first-ever for Windows 7 RTM
| [...]
| The company will ship a total of 13 updates next
| week, eight of them pegged "critical," the highest
| threat ranking in its four-step scoring system,
| beating the previous record of 12 updates shipped in
| February 2007 and again in October 2008.


Microsoft issues security patch for unreleased software

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| "A security issue has been identified that could allow an authenticated
| remote attacker to compromise your Microsoft Windows-based system and gain
| control over it," the security update says.
| The more than 6,000 attendees who will be walking away from the sold-out
| event with the Windows 7 operating system software in hand could have been
| vulnerable to an attacker exploiting the security hole.

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