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Microsoft's DNS Patch Flawed, Security Official Says

nCircle's Tyler Reguly discovered a vulnerability that renders the Microsoft's DNS patch virtually useless if a server has already been compromised.

Didn't We See Conficker Before?

Plus, eBay bites its users; Safari's hacker gets brazen.

U.K. Endorses OpenDocument Format

The United Kingdom is the latest government to express support for the OpenDocument Format standard, which competes with Microsoft's Extensible Markup Language-based format.

First Look: KDE 4.2 Windows Version

KDE (K Desktop Environment), based on the Qt Framework, is a desktop solution for UNIX environments.

Judge Denies Class Action Status in Vista Capable Suit

Microsoft got a favorable court ruling on Wednesday in an ongoing lawsuit against its past Vista Capable marketing practices.

Microsoft Holds the Line on Custom Support Pricing

Microsoft changed course on its "custom support" policy by holding down a routine price increase this year.

ConverterTechnology Rolls Out Office 2007 Solution

ConverterTechnology upgraded its solution designed to ease migrations to Microsoft Office 2007.

Hackers Targeting IE 7 After Security Patch Issued

Trend Micro said hackers are targeting a hole in Internet Explorer 7 that was addressed in Microsoft's February security patch issued last week.

Microsoft and Red Hat Team on Virtualization Support

Microsoft and Red Hat inked a deal to ensure that Windows operating systems and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OSes can run as virtual machines on each other's platforms.

February's Patch Contains 'Critical' IE and Exchange Fixes

Redmond's February slate of security bulletins includes four patches -- two deemed "critical" and two "important."

Microsoft Plans To Fix UAC Security in Windows 7 RC

A debate erupted over the effectiveness of the user account control feature in Microsoft's beta release of Windows 7.

EMC and Microsoft Push Out Virtualization Partnership

EMC and Microsoft formally renewed a partnership on Tuesday, extending their collaborative efforts on virtualization, content management and security solutions for the enterprise market through 2011.

Testing Begins for Vista SP2 Release Candidate, Reports Say

Microsoft has advanced to the next testing phase by issuing Release Candidate "Escrow"-build versions of Service Pack 2.

Feds Slog Through Windows 7 Documentation

Microsoft's rollout of Windows 7 Beta, the company's newest operating system, has resulted in a stepped-up workload for the Department of Justice effort overseeing Microsoft's compliance with a past federal court antitrust ruling.

Windows 7 Beta Availability Extended to Feb. 9

Microsoft has extended the general public availability of its Windows 7 Beta yet again, with a new final date of Feb. 9 to get it.

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