Monthly Archives: March 2010

Tomorrow out-of-band security update for IE

Microsoft just published an out-of-band security bulletin that Microsoft is intending to release on March 30, 2010. The bulletin is being released to address attacks against customers of Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7. Users of Internet Explorer 8 … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer 8 Security Tips

Pete LePage works as a PM on the Internet Explorer team working with developer security. He stopped by the Channel 9 studio to give some tips as surfers as well as a few tips for developers on some of the … Continue reading

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McAfee warning: Beware of Scareware

In two blog postings McAfee warns you of ‘scareware”; fake antivirus or security software. Read how these scammers invite you to click on popups which downloads a virus and try to steal your credit card information and other things. Read … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2010

Today Microsoft released two security updates. One addresses a vulnerability in Windows and the other one in Microsoft Office. Both are classified as “important”. Here are the details: Important: MS10-016 – Vulnerability in Windows Movie Maker Could Allow Remote Code … Continue reading

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It looks like Microsoft Security Essentials, but it is not!

A new rogue “antivirus” program is circulating and it looks like Microsoft Security Essentials. It calls itself: “Security Essentials 2010” or “Internet Security 2010”. The MMPC (Microsoft Malware Protection Center) calls it: “Trojan:Win32/Fakeinit”; for screen shots check the MMPC Threat … Continue reading

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MS10-015 Security Update re-released

“This article introduces a Fix it solution that users can run to determine whether a computer is compatible with security update 977165. This security update is described in security bulletin MS10-015. Additionally, administrators can use this solution to determine whether … Continue reading

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