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Microsoft drops pre-Patch Tuesday alerts

Microsoft axes the public release of its Advance Noification Service

Buggy Windows updates cause concerns

Last week’s flawed Microsoft Corp. security patches for Windows and Office have caused some concern among security experts on the quality of security updates...

Users face looming Windows XP SP2 retirement

Half of all corporate PCs running XP could be stuck on soon-to-be-obsolete SP2, according to security firm Qualys. Microsoft will officially retire Windows XP SP2 on July 13

Mozilla CEO Lilly to step down

CEO John Lilly, who took over in 2008, will leave as soon as his replacement is found. The chief executive will move to a Silicon Valley venture capital firm

Microsoft gets short on security update

It's that time of the month again as Microsoft gets ready to issue November's monthly security update, which fixes known flaws in the company's Windows operating system. Don't be surprised, however, if the list of security updates is unusually short this time around.

Microsoft fixes fatal browser flaw

With attackers finding new ways to exploit a critical flaw in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Corp. has released a patch for the problem, ahead of its next scheduled round of security updates. The patch fixes a critical vulnerability in the way Internet Explorer renders VML (Vector Markup Language) graphics. Hackers had been exploiting the flaw, which also affects some versions of Outlook, for more than a week.

Microsoft fixes critical Windows, Office flaws

Microsoft Corp. has issued nine security updates addressing critical flaws in its Office and Windows products. The updates patch two worrisome PowerPoint flaws that could allow attackers to seize control of a PC, the company said.

Microsoft requires Windows piracy checks

Microsoft Corp. is expected to go live with a program requiring customers to validate that they are running legitimate copies of Windows before they can use Microsoft's download services. The Windows Genuine Advantage 1.0 program ensures that customers using Windows Update, Microsoft Update for Windows and the Microsoft Download Center run a program that checks that their Windows operating system (OS) is genuine before they can download updates or new content from those services.

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