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Microsoft issues 'critical' patch outside normal cycle

Patch addresses vulnerability in Windows that could allow attackers to take hold of a user's computer and launch code remotely.

By October 23, 2008


Canonical survey: Ubuntu Server is mission-critical

Results of a survey by Ubuntu sponsor Canonical and analyst firm RedMonk say the Linux version is ready for the enterprise. Look out Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, and Novell.

By February 5, 2009


Criticism mounting over Windows 7 security

Efforts to tone down annoying warning prompts in the OS could open the door to attacks, some say. Microsoft, meanwhile, says the changes should make things more secure when it comes to real-world use.

By February 4, 2009


Open letter to Ellison critical of Oracle strategy

Oracle and other big vendors continue to consume customer dollars with minimal innovation. This letter is indication that customers are going to demand the value they expect and deserve.

By January 28, 2009


Apple issues critical security update for QuickTime

Company says the vulnerabilities could potentially allow a malicious attacker to take control of a person's system and execute arbitrary code.

By January 23, 2009


Patch for critical Windows vulnerability coming

Software maker says a fix is coming on Patch Tuesday for an unspecified hole in various operating-system versions that could allow a hacker to gain control of a computer remotely.

By January 8, 2009


Mozilla patches highly critical security flaws

Open-source software developer releases an update that addresses vulnerabilities of users' sensitive information in Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey.

By December 18, 2008


Microsoft releases patch for critical IE security flaw

Faced with malicious attackers exploiting Internet Explorer, Redmond releases a critical security patch outside its normal cycle.

By December 17, 2008


Critical IE 7 exploit making the rounds

Microsoft issues warning of a nefarious Internet Explorer 7 exploit that is making the rounds, which carries the potential of installing malware onto users' computers.

By December 16, 2008


Microsoft fixes 28 flaws; 6 are critical

Redmond issues eight patches that affect Visual Basic 6, Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, Windows Search, SharePoint, and Windows Media Components.

By December 9, 2008