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posted in September 2006

IE7 May Impact E-Tailers' Sales

9/29/2006
The automatic updating of most browsers will stress Web sites' help desks like nothing before, one Web services exec says, meaning sites may risk losing sales because they're busy with the upgrade during the critical holiday season.

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Microsoft To Patch Newest IE Flaw

9/29/2006
Microsoft admitted that an ActiveX control--WebViewFolderIcon, also called "Web View"--exposes a vulnerability in the Windows Shell that can be exploited by attackers to hijack PCs. A fix is promised on Oct. 10.

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Brief: IE Harbors Yet Another Bug

9/28/2006
The flaw is in an ActiveX control included with Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server and can be exploited to overflow Internet Explorer's buffer, then introduce malicious code to the compromised PC.

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Microsoft Posts VML Patch Two Weeks Early

9/26/2006
Microsoft issued a patch for a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability that's been exploited for more than a week. It's only the second time this year that the company has broken from its regular security update schedule.

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Mac Virtual Machine Update Runs Vista

9/21/2006
Enhancements to Parallels Desktop for Mac include support for the recently released multiprocessor Mac Pro tower, equipped with 3.5 Gbytes of RAM, as well as the developer build of Mac OS X 10.5, code-named Leopard.

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How To Defend Against IE's VML Bug

9/20/2006
There's a potentially dangerous, unpatched flaw in Internet Explorer lurking around in the wild, but users who want to protect themselves do have some options. Here's a quick guide to some of them.

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Mozilla's New Security Chief: Dump Old Code

9/14/2006
Window Snyder, whose hiring was announced last week, says she wants to get going. Her first initiative is to reduce the overall risk to Firefox by evaluating where there are unused features and by getting rid of the unused code.

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AOL Patches Buggy Browser

9/14/2006
According to an alert posted by security company iDefense, AOL's browser uses a flawed method to render compressed images in the .art format. End result: The computer is hijacked.

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Adobe Patches Flash

9/13/2006
Adobe tells users to update Flash Player immediately to correct five critical bugs that can let attackers take control of a target computer.

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British Museum Unveils WWII Computer Replica

9/8/2006
The brainchild of Alan Turing--often called the father of modern computer science--and Gordon Welchman, "bombes" such as the one the replica represents were used to decrypt more than 3,000 messages a day from the Nazi's Enigma machine.

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