Microsoft released seven security bulletins that addressed 11 vulnerabilities on its Dec. 11 Patch Tuesday. Of those, three bulletins containing seven client-side vulnerabilities are rated as critical and affect nearly all major Microsoft operating systems:...

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Microsoft says it has fixed a much publicized Excel 2007 bug which caused the spreadsheet program to display erroneous calculation results. The Excel team explained the issue this way: of the countless different floating point...

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Googles Blogger team solved a technical problem Wednesday with the blog publishing and hosting service that affected an undetermined number of Blogger publishers with editing and posting operations on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, Blogger...

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Apple has released a security update for QuickTime 7.1.6, fixing two issues in the way the media player works on the Java platform. The most serious of these problems could give criminals a way of...

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Apple fixes 17 Mac OS X flaws

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Apple has released the years fifth major security update for Mac OS X to patch 17 vulnerabilities, the first time this year that an OS security update from Apple did not patch a vulnerability disclosed...

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Microsoft has released its May set of security patches, fixing critical bugs in Word, Excel, Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Exchange and the CAPICOM cryptography technology used by BizTalk Server. Microsoft rates all seven groups of...

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Coverity Incorporated has announced the availability of its Coverity Prevent Software Quality System, an automated solution that identifies and resolves vulnerabilities in C, C++ and Java source code. A technology (patent pending) the company calls...

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Sony has said that it will replace the DVD titles that caused problems for many of its customers thanks to the companys ARccOS copy protection. ARccOS is a secondary level of DRM on Sonys DVDs,...

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Cisco has issued two sets of patches that address a number of security flaws in the software used to manage its wireless networking products. One fixes flaws in the Wireless Control System software used to...

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Apple fixes AirPort security hole

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Apple Incorporated has released a fix on its website for its wireless networking hub (AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n) that addresses a flaw that permitted incoming connections through the Wi-Fi hub, and another security...

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Over the next day, Mozilla plans to begin delivering bug fixes to a select group of beta testers who will try out the upcoming Firefox 2.0.0.3 version before it is released to all Firefox users....

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The Mozilla Foundation has published a fix for a "critical" JavaScript vulnerability in the Firefox browser and the SeaMonkey application suite. The fix, released Monday, targets Firefox versions 2.0.0.2 and 1.5.0.10, as well as SeaMonkey...

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This week, Mozilla patched seven vulnerabilities with the latest security update, available both with automatic updates and manual download from the companys website, for Firefox 1.5.0.10 and Firefox 2.0.0.2. The security update was originally slated...

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Microsoft was forced to re-issue a set of patches for multiple flaws in Microsoft Excel in order to solve a problem in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean editions. The original MS07-002 was a security bulletin released...

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Ubuntu Fouls, Fixes Linux Update

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One week after it issued a faulty update to its popular Linux distribution, the Ubuntu project is still the subject of scorn among users of its open source software . The Ubuntu update inadvertently...

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Apple fixes 26 Mac OS flaws

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On Tuesday, Apple Computer released an update for its Mac OS X operating system to fix 26 security flaws, some serious. Several of the vulnerabilities affect the way in which Mac OS X handles images...

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Google said it fixed a security flaw in Google Reader on Wednesday that could have allowed a hacker to steal sensitive information from Web surfers. A Google RSS feed addition tool was vulnerable to...

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Apple has issued a security update to patch a potential vulnerability within Java affecting Mac OS X 10.4.5. A specially crafted application could bypass built-in security and allow access to system files by an intruder....

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Late last week, the Mozilla foundation rolled out an update for Firefox, a web browser (see here). Whilst they somewhat coyly alluded to a number of fixes in the version, it wasnt immediately clear the...

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