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In Other News | Posted 4 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Clock Runs Out on Microsoft Zero Day | 2,184 views

Microsoft failed to patch a zero day exploit before the automatic 90 day clock ran out. A research submitted a privilege escalation vulnerability in Windows 8.1 to Google’s Project Zero. The bug allows a local user to trick a …

In Other News | Posted 22 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Microsoft Drops Comantra | 2,746 views
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According to PC Pro, Microsoft has dropped Comantra as a Gold Partner. The complaints alledge that Comantra cold-called Windows users and convinced them to provide credit card info to pay for non-existent computer problems. The company has denied the claims. …

Communications | Posted 23 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on Still Using IE6? | 1,854 views
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This site gets a fair number of users that are still surfing the web with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. We don’t have any indication why these site visitors are still using IE6. We can tell from the search strings that …

Defense In Depth | Posted 13 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on Targeted Attacks Use MHTML Exploit | 1,682 views
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A post on the Google security blog has stated that the MHTML vulnerability is being actively exploited. The MHTML protocol, which is unique to Internet Explorer, allow ┬áthe browser to download multiple files in a single MIME encapsulated file. …

Defense In Depth | Posted 24 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Microsoft Warns of IE Vulnerability | 1,216 views
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Microsoft has published an advisory for all supported versions of IE. The advisory warns of a problem with a CSS-related function in IE6 through IE8. Malicious websites could take advantage of the vulnerability to run code of their choice …

Communications | Posted 13 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on Facebook Mashup | 1,331 views
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There are speculations that Facebook unveil a new messaging system. Mulitple blogs are pointing the various Facebook-controlled websites delivering a Microsoft Outlook Web App login page. This contradicts earlier sentiments that email is probably going away. Isn’t an …

Defense In Depth | Posted 4 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on No Patch Yet For IE 0-Day | 1,209 views
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Next Tuesday is Patch Tuesday, but it does not include a patch for the recent IE 0-day vulnerability. The November bulletin mentions multiple Office versions, PowerPoint View and Foreront Unified Access Gateway.

Microsoft is currently investigating a vulnerability …

In Other News | Posted 7 Feb 2009 | Comments Off on Microsoft’s Plugin Surprise | 973 views
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Microsoft has slipped a Firefox plugin into the .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 upgrades. The .NET Framework Assistant plugin was a surprise to many, and it can not be uninstalled with the Add-on Manager. The Uninstall button is disabled …