Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday released a patch for a critical new flaw in its Virtual Machine Java implementation that gives an attacker the ability to run code on a vulnerable computer.
The Virtual Machine is included in nearly every version of Windows as well as in most version of Internet Explorer.
Source: OS Opinion
This month's release of Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Windows Server 2003 will be welcome news for some enterprise players, such as in-house application developers and perhaps some Internet service providers. For others, it will be like walking the plank: They may not want to go forward, but they will be unable to go back -- or even maintain the status quo.
Source: Info Security Magazine
Microsoft hasn't had a lot to show for its Trustworthy Computing initiative. Since launching the campaign to "get secure, stay secure" more than a year ago, the software giant has spent tens of millions of dollars cleaning up the security of its operating systems and applications. What it has lacked is a centerpiece to show off the fruits of its labor.
Source: CNet News
A key code for installing Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 has leaked onto the Internet, a loss that could lead to widespread piracy of the software.
A Microsoft spokeswoman confirmed the leak late Monday and said Microsoft was investigating the matter. The code key leak comes more than two weeks before the software's scheduled release on April 24.
Source: OS Opinion
Sometimes Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) makes it all too easy to argue that people should be moving away from its products.
Take the recent decision by the folks in Redmond not to issue a patch for Windows NT 4.0 systems that are vulnerable to a denial-of-service (DoS) attack. According to Microsoft, Windows NT has "architectural limitations" that "do not support the changes that would be required to remove this vulnerability."