Microsoft said it will deliver 10 security updates next week to patch a record-tying 34 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, and SharePoint.
The patches will also quash two bugs that Microsoft acknowledged in February and April.
"I'd actually call this a moderate month," said Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Security. "Looking at the criticality of the bulletins, and the fact that the number [of bulletins] is low, it doesn't look like a huge month to me."
By the numbers, however, next week's updates will be huge. Although the 10 updates fall short of the record of 13 -- first set in October 2009, then repeated in February 2010 -- Microsoft will fix a total of 34 vulnerabilities, the same number as the current record, also set last October.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware has been an excellent anti-malware application since it was first released to the public in January of 2008. Previously you had to purchase a license online. But now, that's changing. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is now being sold in retail stores for around $29.99. A few of the benefits of the paid version over the free version are is that the paid version provides scheduled scans, real-time protection and a flash memory scanner.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is now moving into retail stores in addition to online sales. If you would like to own a Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware retail box, you can find them at a Fry's Electronics store or on the Fry's website. Note: the boxes are selling out very quickly. Please check the website for availability near you.
The developers of the open-source cross-platform video player VLC have released a version that supports the new WebM video format, which Google open-sourced at its developers conference last week. VLC 1.1.0 Release Candidate 1 also comes with support for hardware-based decoding of H.264-encoded video on some platforms. The new version of the software can be downloaded here (hat tip to The H).
The release of a standalone player for WebM video represents a significant step for the adoption of the new video format. Up until now, users had to download special nightly builds of Firefox, Chrome or Opera to play WebM videos on their systems, and not everyone is committed to running what can essentially be considered an unstable browser version on their machine. VLC’s website also warns visitors that the new release candidate is “aimed at power-users,” but the release will undoubtedly also get some traction with people simply curious about WebM.
Half of the enterprise computers running the aged Windows XP operating system are still relying on the soon-to-be-retired Service Pack 2 (SP2), a researcher said today.
According to security risk and compliance management provider Qualys, 50% of the several hundred thousand PCs it monitors for its clients are still running Windows XP SP2.
"The normal thing for IT is not to muck around with something that works," said Wolfgang Kandek, chief technology officer for Qualys, as he tried to explain why corporations have stuck with 2004's SP2 and not updated to SP3, which debuted two years ago.
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With the deal signed and ink drying, you may be wondering about the details behind the historic Microsoft and Yahoo search agreement, which may finally begin to put some pressure on Google's dominance in search. We break it down for you.