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Microsoft pulls PowerPoint-killing patch KB2920732

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The latest in a series of Microsoft patch failures rendered PowerPoint inoperable on devices running Windows RT.

"Oops! I'm sorry about that" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here it is - this week's 60 Second Security video.

News that will amuse, and it only takes a minute...

The "Sandworm" malware - what you need to know


Fortunately, the Sandworm malware is a lot easier to deal with than the giant science fiction creature from which it takes its name.

In fact, in malware terms, it's not a worm at all.

Paul Ducklin takes a look...

Arsenal Lotto scam spammed out via PowerPoint file

Arsenal Lotto scam spammed out via PowerPoint

Scammers use desperate measures in their attempt to trick you into believing you have won a lottery run by Arsenal Football Club.

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


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.

Fired IT manager hacks into CEO's presentation, replaces it with porn

Ex-employee hacks into CEO's presentation, replaces it with porn

Imagine you're giving a presentation to the board of directors at your company. You have your PowerPoint slides all ready, you're projecting onto a 64 inch screen... what could possibly go wrong?

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


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

Death by PowerPoint? Kama Sutra presentation leads to backdoor infection

Kamasutra presentation leads to backdoor infection

Would you be interested in a PowerPoint presentation demonstrating different sexual positions from the Kama Sutra?

Watch what you do with your mouse - you could be leading to a malware infection.

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.

Hack in the Box attack - presenter threatened with arrows

Hack in the Box attack - presenter threatened with arrows

Marco Slaviero, a presenter at Hack in the Box 2010 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, had a narrow escape yesterday after a number of outsized presentation arrows ganged up and threatened to attack him during his talk. Powerpoint was initially suspected.

Patchtastic! Updates for PowerPoint, PDFs and Mac OS X

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If you're the person responsible for rolling out patches across your company then you're in for a busy time. First off the block are Microsoft, who have released a critical security fix which aims to banish a zero-day flaw in Read more…

Beware of PowerPoint boobies traps

Beware of PowerPoint boobies traps

In just a few hours time Microsoft will be releasing its regular month "Patch Tuesday" bundle of security fixes - this month including patches for critical vulnerabilities in the likes of Internet Explorer and Microsoft Excel. But according to the Read more…

Hackers attack via zero-day PowerPoint vulnerability

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Microsoft has issued a warning about an unpatched security hole in PowerPoint that is being exploited by hackers. The attacks rely upon hackers creating a specially crafted booby-trapped PowerPoint file that when opened on the victim's computer runs malicious code Read more…