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Wednesday: February 10, 2010

Microsoft decides to finally fix a security hole that plagued them for seventeen years.Microsoft decides to finally fix a security hole that plagued them for seventeen years.

Much as been made of the fact that the hole is 17 years old, but Ormandy said he informed Microsoft about it in June 2009. 'You can criticize them for taking a long time to fix a bug,' but not if they didn't know about it, said Pedram Amini, who runs the Zero Day Initiative.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 9:35 AM | Tags (5) | microsoft | patches | security | vulnerabilities | windows |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

New microneedle patch might take the pain away from your regular needle shots.New microneedle patch might take the pain away from your regular needle shots.

It's our goal to get rid of the need for hypodermic needles in many cases and replace them with a patch that can be painlessly and simply applied by a patient,' says Mark Prausnitz, Ph.D.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:52 PM | Tags (7) | doctors | health | needles | pain | painless | patch | shots |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

Latest Firefox update fixes five critical security vulnerabilities.Latest Firefox update fixes five critical security vulnerabilities.

Upgrade to version 3.5 if you haven't already.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:27 AM | Tags (5) | firefox | critical | patch | problems | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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