Microsoft on Thursday issued advance notice of 12 security bulletins ahead of its February batch of patches with seven critical flaws affecting Vista, Internet Explorer and Office.The most notable patch will likely cover that Excel zero day vulnerability that surfaced last month.
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The last 24 hours has been a patch barrage with Sun, Adobe, Apple and Skype all issuing patches. But what's notable is how these patches affect Windows users.
Microsoft's Windows Live Mail is being targeted by spammers adept at eluding CAPTCHA protection, according to Websense.According to Websense, spammers have created bots that are capable of creating random Live Mail accounts and then using them to launch attacks.
Apple on Wednesday dropped a patch for QuickTime to fix a arbitrary code execution vulnerability.Relative to other recent QuickTime patches this one was small--only one vulnerability that could lead to an "unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution" if a user visits a malicious Web site.
WordPress has released version 2.3.3 to plug a flaw that would allow a specially crafted request to edit posts of other users on that blog.
If you got a prompt to upgrade your Adobe Reader to version 8.1.
Mozilla said that it plans to release Firefox 2.0.
Apple on Tuesday dropped a patch for iPhoto to plug a "format string vulnerability."The iPhoto 7.
IBM's Internet Security Systems is previewing its X-Force report and disclosed a notable factoid: Vulnerability disclosures fell 5.4 percent in 2007 relative to 2006.
Symantec released its February state of spam report and Europe has become the center of the spam universe.In its report, Symantec said:The percentage of spam messages that claimed to originate from Europe is now significantly greater than the percentage of spam messages originating from North America.