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Microsoft Defends Windows Security Posture

[img_assist|nid=5168|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]With news swirling that Google is ditching the internal use of Windows over security concerns, Microsoft moved swiftly to counter-attack and defend the security posture of its flagship operating system.

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Google Ditching Windows Over Security Makes Little Sense

[img_assist|nid=5132|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]The Financial Times is reporting that Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft’s Windows operating system because of security concerns.The report, which is short on solid sourcing, quotes Google’s employees as saying the company is steering people towards using Apple’s Mac or the Linux operating system to avoid malicious hacker attacks.

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Adobe Plugs Critical Photoshop Security Holes

Categories: Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=5078|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Adobe has issued a security patch for its Adobe Photoshop CS4 software to plug “critical” vulnerabilities that expose users to code execution attacks with rigged image files.The flaws affect both Windows and Mac OS X users.  Adobe Photoshop CS5 is not affected by these issues.

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Google Patches ‘High Risk’ Chrome Flaws

[img_assist|nid=5065|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Google has pushed out another automatic Chrome browser update to fix multiple security issues that could expose users to hacker attacks.Google Chrome 5.0.375.55, available for Windows, Mac and Linux, addresses at least two “high risk” vulnerabilities and several security-related denial-of-service crashes.

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IBM Distributes Malware on USB Sticks

Categories: Malware

[img_assist|nid=5000|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]For the second year in a row, attendees at the AusCERT conference in Australia got an ugly surprise from USB keys handed out at a vendor booth.The company wiping eggs from its face this year is IBM Australia.  According to an e-mail sent to AusCERT attendees, USB sticks distributed at the IBM booth contained malware that infected Windows computers.

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Microsoft to Share Vulnerability Details with Governments

[img_assist|nid=4947|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Microsoft today announced plans to share pre-patch details on software vulnerabilities with governments around the world under a new program aimed at securing critical infrastructure and government assets from hacker attacks.

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