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Patches Galore

This month's Patch Tuesday was a doozy. Even software designed to protect has to be patched, such as the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine which helps drive no fewer than nine separate Microsoft security tools!

It would be easy to make a wisecrack about this state of affairs, but at this point it would be a cheap shot -- since Microsoft's coders are working their fingers to the bone on security.

And those eager to fault Redmond should keep in mind that anti-virus vendor Trend Micro just reported a nearly identical problem with its virus scanner.

Those anxious to see some fixes to Word's various problems got their wish as there are four Word-specific fixes, and one for an Excel zero-day exploit.

Posted by Doug Barney on February 14, 2007


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