Source: Info World
MICROSOFT SAID THIS week that the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) flaw recently uncovered by an independent researcher is in multiple versions of the Windows operating system, not its Internet Explorer Web browser.
Company officials added that the flaw isn't in Microsoft's CryptoAPI application program interface (CAPI) either, which would have left a number of applications and Windows services vulnerable, not just Internet Explorer.
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Source: Guardian Unlimited
Microsoft is investigating claims that a security loophole in its Internet Explorer browser could allow hackers to steal the names, passwords and credit card details of people who believe they are using a secure site.
Microsoft played down the problem - but some experts said it could threaten the security of everything from online banking to e-commerce.
Source: The Register
Microsoft yesterday began spinning the proposed MS-DoJ antitrust settlement, telling reporters it introduced new, uniform licensing terms for its top 20 OEMs on August 1st (the day Licensing 6 kicked in), and that it would be disclosing details of 272 APIs (so there's an official API counter somewhere in Redmond) and offering 113 proprietary protocols for license.
Earlier this week a number of users voiced concerns over "difficult management" within Windows networks based on the Active Directory of Windows 2000.
Consultants have now told CW360.com they plan to charge a premium for maintaining Active Directory installations. Users have also been advised to budget for third-party management tools to make the Active Directory more manageable.