Source: CNet News
A preview of an upcoming version of Microsoft's MSN service has leaked onto the Web, offering an early glimpse of the software giant's ever-evolving online strategy.
The new software, dubbed MSN 8.5, comes five months after launching MSN 8, which it considered the most significant update of its Internet service since its inception.
Source: CNet News
Three-fourths of software security experts at major companies do not believe Microsoft's products are secure, according to a new survey from Forrester Research.
While 77 percent of respondents said security was a top concern when using Windows, 89 percent still use the software for sensitive applications, Forrester said Monday in a report titled "Can Microsoft Be Secure?"
The survey polled 35 software security experts at companies with at least $1 billion in revenue.
Microsoft has announced that it will not patch the recently discovered RPC port vulnerability in Windows NT 4.
Microsoft's statement on Wednesday that it would not offer a version of a security patch for NT 4 has called into question the company's earlier promise to continue supporting the operating system through the end of 2004, and has raised concern among its customers.
To cut down on junk e-mail, Microsoft Corp. is capping the number of e-mails that users of its free Hotmail service can send each day.
By limiting to 100 the number of messages that could be sent in a 24-hour period, Microsoft's MSN division hopes to stop people from using its service to send the unsolicited messages, known as spam.
Source: The Register
Last week's very serious Windows 2000 vulnerability is far from limited to exploitation through IIS alone.
This flaw, the root cause of which is a buffer overflow vulnerability in a core Microsoft Windows DLL (ntdll.dll), could allow attackers to gain complete control of a vulnerable system and execute arbitrary code.