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Mac Users Told To Hold Their Breath For PowerPoint Security Fix

Is Microsoft treating users of the Mac version of its PowerPoint software as second-class citizens? That's the question some are asking following the release of a criticial security update for the popular presentation software. The problem? The patch was only for the Windows version.

Read more in my article on the Dark Reading website.

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Conficker worm exploits Microsoft MS08-067 vulnerability

Back in October I warned you about a critical security vulnerability found in some versions of Microsoft Windows.

Known as as MS08-067, Sophos published information about this serious vulnerability and warned of the potential for worms to be written which would exploit the security hole.

Yesterday, we began to receive reports of a new piece of malware (W32/Confick-A, also known as Conficker) that attempts to spread by exploiting this vulnerability.

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