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Windows Security: Archive: April 2010 

Microsoft Scrambles to Patch New SharePoint Security Hole

New zero-day flaw could enable attacks on Microsoft's SharePoint Server if a user clicks a booby-trapped link, giving new meaning to the term SharePoint collaboration.

Microsoft Sees Infected PC Numbers Climbing

Microsoft says it is cleaning malware from a growing number of compromised PCs, but users and administrators can increase interception and improve prevention of security breaches.

McAfee Moves On Following Massive Miscue

After a quality-assurance gaffe distributed a faulty virus update last week, security vendor McAfee and its customers look back at what went wrong.

New Networking Features in Windows Server 2008 R2

Security features include beefed up support for NAP--Microsoft's endpoint security solution--as well as improvements to group policies, remote access features, and firewalls.

Oracle Updates Java for Critical Vulnerability

Days after a major security update, Oracle issues another patch for a critical Java flaw.

Ford Offers In-Car Wireless Security

The automaker has announced a range of enhanced SYNC functionality--and new in-car security features--for the 2011 model year.

Microsoft Issues Five 'Critical' Patches

In a busy 'Patch Tuesday', Microsoft fixed 25 security flaws--mostly in Windows--with its latest patch drop, even fixing a nasty zero-day in the Help system.

Adobe Readies Security Update Service for Reader, Acrobat

Next week Adobe Systems will put its new updater service to the test when it releases the latest security updates for its popular Reader and Acrobat apps.

Laptop Data Theft Exposes Patient Info

A stolen notebook PC -- containing the unencrypted data of thousands of patients -- underlines a need for stronger laptop security measures.