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Microsoft Issues Patches for Eight Security Flaws

IN BRIEF / COMPUTERS

June 14, 2006|From Reuters

Microsoft Corp. warned of eight "critical" security flaws in its Windows operating system and Office software that could allow attackers to take control of a computer.

Microsoft issued patches to fix the problems as part of its monthly security bulletin. It was the biggest such update since February 2005.

The company defines a flaw as critical when the vulnerability could allow a damaging Internet worm to replicate without the user doing anything to the machine.

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