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Microsoft to patch security vulnerabilities on Tuesday - including some rated as "critical"

Microsoft to patch security vulnerabilities on Tuesday - including some classed as "critical"

Patch Tuesday is bringing seven security fixes, with Microsoft deeming four of them "drop-everything-and-fix-this-now" critical in Windows, IE, Silverlight, Office and Microsoft Server.

PowerPoint about the Mayan "end of the world" secretly boobytrapped with malware

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Interested in the buzz around the Mayan calendar ceasing to increment after December 21st, 2012? Don't go looking for presentations about the topic, you might be in for a nasty surprise.

Cloud storage firm flags malware as "Copyrighted Material," boots security researcher

Cloud storage firm flags malware as "Copyrighted Material," boots security researcher

A malware researcher finds herself in company with First Lady Michelle Obama and science fiction author Neil Gaiman: booted from the web by hard-headed copyright protection algorithms.

Targeted malware attack shows how Fast Fingerprinting works

Targeted malware attack shows how Fast Fingerprinting works

Technology is helping anti-virus researchers detect malicious Microsoft Office files, by examining if they fail to conform to the OLE2 file format specification.

How fast fingerprinting of OLE2 files can lead to efficient malware detection

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SophosLabs experts present research describing how heuristics can help anti-virus products discern between benign and malicious OLE2 files.

Microsoft issues Windows security patches, but Office for Mac users left in the cold

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Security patches for Windows and PowerPoint, but if you're a user of older versions of Microsoft Office for Mac you're left unprotected.

Mac users, Microsoft security updates are for you too

Mac users, make sure you take notice of Microsoft security updates too

Users of the new Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 should install an important security update, or risk being exposed to an attack by malicious hackers.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: fixes for Office and PowerPoint

Security patches for Microsoft Office and PowerPoint

Microsoft issues patches for a series of vulnerabilities discovered in Microsoft Office and PowerPoint that could allow hackers to run malicious code on computers. But there's still no patch for an Internet Explorer zero-day exploit.

Microsoft introduces DEP into Office 2010

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On Thursday, February 4th, Vikas Malhotra of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Team blogged about the introduction of Data Execution Prevention (DEP) to Microsoft Office 2010. For those of you not familiar with DEP it is a technology that marks which of Read more…