[img_assist|nid=3789|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Microsoft has released a one-click “fix-it” workaround to help Internet Explorer users block malware attacks against an unpatched browser vulnerability.The Fix-It workaround, available here, effectively disables peer factory in the iepeers.dll binary in affected versions of Internet Explorer.
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[img_assist|nid=1630|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]After a busy February with 13 security bulletins, Microsoft is easing off the patching throttle a bit this month. Microsoft released two new security bulletins addressing 8 vulnerabilities, all not publically known at this time.
[img_assist|nid=3643|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Microsoft’s idea that the fight against malware could be funded by an Internet tax is “horrible,” an analyst said as other experts weighed in on a recent comment by the company’s security chief. Read the full article. [Computerworld]
[img_assist|nid=3600|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Microsoft has announced plans to ship two security bulletins next week to fix a total of eight vulnerabilities affecting Windows and Office products.Both bulletins are rated “important” because of the risk compromising the confidentiality, integrity or availability of user data.
[img_assist|nid=3558|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Apple has hired former Microsoft and Mozilla security specialist Window Snyder to help secure its Mac ecosystem.Snyder, who last worked as Mozilla’s security chief, confirmed she is joining Apple as senior product manager for security.
[img_assist|nid=3534|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Microsoft’s security response team is investigating reports of a potentially dangerous code execution vulnerability in its flagship Internet Explorer browser.
The company warned that an attacker could host a maliciously crafted web page and run arbitrary code if they could convince a user to visit the web page and then get them to press the F1 key in response to a pop up dialog box.
Dennis Fisher and Ryan Naraine talk with Microsoft’s T.J. Campana about the company’s work to disrupt and take down the Waledac botnet and the other work being done by Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit.
[img_assist|nid=3434|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]With the help of a U.S. federal judge, Microsoft has struck a blow against one of the Internet’s worst sources of spam: the notorious Waledac botnet. Microsoft said that it had been granted a court order that will cut off 277 .com domains associated with the botnet. Read the full article. [Computerworld]
[img_assist|nid=3339|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Microsoft on Thursday confirmed that the blue screen of death issues that affected a slew of users after the latest batch of Patch Tuesday updates is the result of an existing infection by the Alureon rootkit.
[img_assist|nid=3087|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Microsoft’s February batch of security patches will be a biggie — 13 bulletins with fixes for a whopping 26 vulnerabilities.
According to an advance notice from the Redmond, Wash. software
vendor, five of the 13 bulletins will be rated “critical” because of
the risk of remote code execution attacks.