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Microsoft shells out $100,000 for Windows bug-finder bounty

The security researcher who was awarded $100,000 by Microsoft said he spent about two weeks pondering, then demonstrating a new way to circumvent Windows' defensive technologies.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes two separate IE zero-day flaws

Microsoft released eight security bulletins for the October Patch Tuesday, and one fixes two flaws in IE already being exploited in the wild.

Microsoft to patch zero-day IE bug now under attack

Security experts identified the Internet Explorer browser update as the one to deploy first.

Mozilla unmasks security flaw in Persona, warns other OpenID implementers

Mozilla Persona allows users to verify their ownership of one or more email addresses and then use those addresses to authenticate on websites.

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Internet Explorer hackers use same tools as Bit9 attack

Infrastructure and tools used by hackers originate from network infrastructure in China, security firm Symantec says

Known, unpatched flaws draw most attacks, Kaspersky says

Most security breaches can be blamed on known but unpatched vulnerabilities, according to Kaspersky Lab.

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IE exploit covers all recent versions, hits most businesses

Microsoft alert says all supported versions of Internet Explorer contain a zero day vulnerability that is being actively targeted online, and 70 percent of Windows business users are impacted

Another borked Microsoft update tells Office Starter Edition users to buy the suite

Microsoft yesterday acknowledged yet another problem with its Sept. 10 updates, confirming that one of those fixes broke Office 2010 Starter Edition by changing the file associations of already-created documents.

Microsoft rushes urgent fix for Internet Explorer

Fix-It update to combat zero-day attacks targeting flaws in Internet Explorer.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday brings critical Explorer, Outlook fixes

Microsoft issued 13 bulletins—4 for them critical—that cover 47 vulnerabilities found across Internet Explorer, Outlook, SharePoint, Office and the Windows kernel.