Microsoft Word, Outlook security flaw uncovered

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Security hole: The exploit affects Word and Outlook, Microsoft said. Photo: Reuters Microsoft has warned that attackers are exploiting a previously unknown security hole in Microsoft Word that can be used to foist malicious code if users open a specially crafted text file, or merely preview the message in Microsoft…

Posted on: March 27, 2014 2:00 pm

Google’s brilliant plan to get millions to adopt its e-money system: Gmail

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In May 2013, Google soft-launched a straightforward scheme for sending money to other people. It lets you connect Gmail with a Google Wallet account and send money to a friend for free (from a linked bank account) or for a small fee (from a credit card). While the service has been…

Posted on: March 27, 2014 2:00 pm

Microsoft Word, Outlook security flaw uncovered

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Security hole: The exploit affects Word and Outlook, Microsoft said. Photo: Reuters Microsoft has warned that attackers are exploiting a previously unknown security hole in Microsoft Word that can be used to foist malicious code if users open a specially crafted text file, or merely preview the message in Microsoft…

Posted on: March 27, 2014 2:00 pm

Microsoft Releases Temporary Fix for Vulnerability in Word

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Microsoft is investigating a new remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Word. The company has issued a security advisory after confirming reports that the flaw is being exploited as part of targeted attacks against Word 2010. The company has found that the vulnerability affects all supported versions of Microsoft Word. The…

Posted on: March 27, 2014 9:00 am

Can instant messaging damage your health? Doctor warns of ‘WhatsAppitis’

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WhatsApp is a messaging system popular with smartphone users around the world. Photograph: Barry Huang/REUTERS A doctor in Granada is advising fellow physicians to be “mindful” of the injuries that can result from using instant messaging services, after she diagnosed a 34-year-old pregnant woman with “WhatsAppitis”. The case, described…

Posted on: March 27, 2014 9:00 am

Google General Counsel to Arrington Allegation: We Don’t Snoop on Gmail to …

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In an unusual move, Google is responding directly to former TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington’s allegation that it accessed his Gmail account to root out his source for a major story. “A few years ago, I’m nearly certain that Google accessed my Gmail account after I broke a major story about…

Posted on: March 27, 2014 9:00 am

After “Microsoft” Azure, should Windows Phone be renamed?

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Yesterday Microsoft announced that it was renaming “Windows Azure” to “Microsoft Azure”, the latest in a series of moves to consolidate Microsoft’s branding and clean up the Windows brand. Followers of this blog know that Azure is only the latest in a long string of rebrandings, from back when Live…

Posted on: March 27, 2014 9:00 am

Microsoft Releases Temporary Fix for Vulnerability in Word

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Microsoft is investigating a new remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Word. The company has issued a security advisory after confirming reports that the flaw is being exploited as part of targeted attacks against Word 2010. The company has found that the vulnerability affects all supported versions of Microsoft Word. The…

Posted on: March 27, 2014 9:00 am

Microsoft Word, Outlook security flaw uncovered

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Security hole: The exploit affects Word and Outlook, Microsoft said. Photo: Reuters Microsoft has warned that attackers are exploiting a previously unknown security hole in Microsoft Word that can be used to foist malicious code if users open a specially crafted text file, or merely preview the message in Microsoft…

Posted on: March 27, 2014 9:00 am

Microsoft Word, Outlook security flaw uncovered

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Security hole: The exploit affects Word and Outlook, Microsoft said. Photo: Reuters Microsoft has warned that attackers are exploiting a previously unknown security hole in Microsoft Word that can be used to foist malicious code if users open a specially crafted text file, or merely preview the message in Microsoft…

Posted on: March 27, 2014 9:00 am