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Microsoft seals IE, Office security holes

The flurry of specific bug patches comes as Microsoft moves to implement broader security measures.

 

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A flurry of specific bug patches comes as Microsoft moves to implement broader security measures. In addition, America Online, Yahoo and Qualcomm work to squash various privacy and security problems.

 


Microsoft fixes quintet of security holes
The software giant patches several security holes in its Internet Explorer and Office software, closing five potential avenues for online attacks against its customers.

previous coverage
IE browser bug returns for Mac
update The software giant's browser bug team works to patch an Internet Explorer glitch that afflicts Apple Macintosh computers running the latest iteration of IE.

Glitch sends Yahoo Calendar data astray
update Account holders battle a vexing calendar problem--and a potentially serious privacy violation--in which the portal is sending their calendar reminders to the wrong people.

AOL says Netscape upgrade plugs security hole
The company responds to a major browser security alert, saying people should upgrade to an updated version in which the problem is already fixed.

Qualcomm developing Eudora bug patch
The company is fixing a security flaw in its Eudora Pro email application that could expose computers to attack.