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Patching Time Brings Only Two Biggies

Tomorrow is the second Tuesday of the month, which for Microsoft shops means it's time to patch. This time there is two fixes deemed critical. One bulletin fixes application problems from Office XP to Office 2003 and 2007. Apparently, remote code execution attacks can be waged through Visual Basic for Application.

The other bulletin fixes operating systems, and is mainly aimed at Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista and Server 2003 and 2008. The good news is operating systems properly configured aren't really at risk, Microsoft says.

Are hack attacks getting worse or are we beating these creeps back? You tell me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on May 10, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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