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The Patch Of the Month

Microsoft announced earlier this month that it will switch to issuing security patches for its software once a month (except in emergencies), saying that this approach will make things more predictable and manageable for customers. The first was released this week, and it was a doozy. The company says it fixes five vulnerabilities it deems “critical.” Three of these flaws could be used against any recent release of Windows, while the other two apply to Windows 2000, used mostly by corporate customers, and versions of Microsoft’s Exchange Server products. The flaws could be used by malicious coders to create new worms or “Trojan horse” attacks, but Microsoft said it doesn’t believe any hackers have taken advantage of the security flaws . . . yet. Full Story

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