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Apple releases Leopard 10.5.2, patches 10 bugs

Apple on Monday issued its first security update for the year, patching at least 10 vulnerabilities in Mac OS X as it also upgraded Leopard to Version 10.5.2 after weeks of speculation on its release date.

Microsoft nixes Vista SP1 for IT pros until later this month

Although Microsoft confirmed Monday that beta testers of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) can now download the final bits of the update, it will not make the code available to IT pros and developers who subscribe to TechNet or the Microsoft Develop...

TechNet subscribers revolt over Vista SP1 'debacle'

A revolt among IT professionals and developers is brewing over Microsoft's decision to hold the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), with some admitting that they've downloaded pirated copies to begin testing ...

Microsoft ships new XP SP3 code to testers

Following the announcement that Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) had been shipped to manufacturing, Microsoft late last week confirmed that it seeded another build of Windows XP SP3 to a closed-set group of testers.

Mozilla patches 11 Firefox bugs

Mozilla late last week patched Firefox to quash 11 bugs, including one from three weeks ago that posed a threat to users who had installed any of the more than 600 add-ons for the open-source browser.

Microsoft slates 12 patches for next week

Microsoft announced it will release a dozen security updates next week, matching the patch record set a year ago. Seven of the 12 will be tagged with the company's highest threat ranking.

Spammers' bot cracks Microsoft's CAPTCHA

Spammers are using a bot to sidestep barriers that Microsoft has erected to keep scammers from creating massive numbers of accounts on its Live Mail service, a security researcher said.

Users blast Microsoft over Vista SP1 schedule

Users upset over Microsoft's decision to postpone delivery of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) for six weeks have flooded a company blog with comments voicing their displeasure and frustration. Many of the users have identified themselves as develo...

Vista SP1, Server 2008 RTMs leak to Web

Paying customers may not get their hands on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) for weeks, but pirates can download the brand-new code today, according to searches at several BitTorrent trackers.

Security pros: Kill ActiveX

A wave of bugs in the plug-in technology used by Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser has some security experts, including those at US-CERT, recommending that users disable all ActiveX controls.

Vista SP1 is ready -- or is it?

Just a little more than a year after its first crack at Vista, Microsoft Monday announced that Vista 2.0 -- officially Service Pack 1, or SP1 -- has gone final -- just as had been rumored over the weekend. Officially it's gone RTM, which is Microsoft...

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