Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Update: Zotob Worm Exploits Windows 2000 Plug And Play


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August 16, 2005
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In this issue:

* Exploits On The Loose For Latest Microsoft Bugs
* Update: Zotob Worm Exploits Windows 2000 Plug And Play
* Microsoft's 'HoneyMonkey' Effort Could Presage URL Filtering Bid
* Microsoft Issues Explorer, Windows Patches
* Scottish Police Dump StarOffice For Windows
* Firefox Lost Market Share In July To Internet Explorer
* Microsoft To Reissue Windows 2000 SP4 Update
* Microsoft Settles With 'Spam King' For $7M

Computerworld Blogs:

* Picking between Apple and Microsoft stocks?
* Apple vs Microsoft in stocks

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Exploits On The Loose For Latest Microsoft Bugs

Exploit code for a number of recently patched Windows and IE bugs is
now circulating.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103933,00.html?nlid=MSFT

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Update: Zotob Worm Exploits Windows 2000 Plug And Play

A new Internet worm called Zotob has begun circulating and attacks a
recently disclosed flaw in Windows 2000 Plug and Play.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103929,00.html?nlid=MSFT

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Microsoft's 'HoneyMonkey' Effort Could Presage URL Filtering Bid

A Microsoft research project to unearth malicious Web sites could lead
to URL filtering products from the company down the road.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103850,00.html?nlid=MSFT

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Microsoft Issues Explorer, Windows Patches

Microsoft's scheduled security updates for August came even as new
research from the company validated once again the need for companies
to have proper patching practices.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103909,00.html?nlid=MSFT

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Scottish Police Dump StarOffice For Windows

A Scottish police unit is replacing Sun's StarOffice suite with
Microsoft Office. Officials say the move will improve integration and
cut maintenance and administrative costs.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103925,00.html?nlid=MSFT

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Firefox Lost Market Share In July To Internet Explorer

Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser halted the steady market
share advance of The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox browser last month,
according to NetApplications.com, a Web site monitoring company.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103914,00.html?nlid=MSFT

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Microsoft To Reissue Windows 2000 SP4 Update

Microsoft plans to re-release Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 Service
Pack 4 due to user-reported problems.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,103788,00.html?nlid=MSFT

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Microsoft Settles With 'Spam King' For $7M

Microsoft settled a lawsuit it brought against the self-proclaimed
"spam king" for $7 million.

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COMPUTERWORLD BLOGS
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Picking between Apple and Microsoft stocks?

When you look at companies and stock performance, what does it tell you? Martin
MC Brown's article today titled "Apple vs Microsoft in stocks" raises this
question. He posits the question, based on chart showing performance of both
stocks since January ...

http://www.computerworld.com/blogs/node/759?NLT_WIN

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Apple vs Microsoft in stocks

Following on from my piece yesterday on Apple and Enterprise one of my comments
was that you should choose your supplier based on their longevity - a
combination of whether both the company and the products it produces are going
to be around in a few years.

http://www.computerworld.com/blogs/node/751?NLT_WIN

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