Microsoft has informed customers of new security vulnerabilities in several applications and versions of its Windows operating system. The most serious affects most Microsoft operating systems from Windows 98 to Windows Server 2003. The vulnerability could let an attacker craft a specially formed MIDI (audio) file that could cause unpatched versions of Microsoft's DirectX graphics and audio technology to experience a buffer overflow and possibly even hijack a user's system through malicious E-mails and Web pages. Other flaws can let hijackers escalate system-access privileges in certain circumstances.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
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