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Microsoft issues alert for Word zero-day - booby-trapped RTF files already used in attacks

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Booby-trapped RTF files have been found in the wild, exploiting a zero-day hole in Microsoft Word.

Microsoft has issued an alert.

Paul Ducklin gives you four tips for long-term safety against this sort of attack...

PWN2OWN 2014 - Find the "exploit unicorn" and win $150,000

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It's called PWN2OWN because if you successfully pwn, or hack into, the competition laptop, you own it *literally* - you get to take it home with you.

But there's also $645,000 in cash up for grabs, including a Grand Prize for finding, wait for it, an "exploit unicorn"...

Microsoft to release an emergency security patch for Internet Explorer zero day flaw

Microsoft will be releasing an out-of-band patch for the recently-disclosed zero-day hole in Internet Explorer.

Find out if you need the patch, and start getting ready now. This one really is critical.

Microsoft advisory: Internet Explorer zero day affects most Windows versions

Microsoft advisory: Internet Explorer zero day affects most Windows versions

A newly discovered and serious security hole in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser affects a wide swath of the company’s Windows and Internet Explorer installations, according to a Security Advisory released by the company late Monday.