Microsoft releases April security fixes
Four 'critical' security updates feature in the latest 'Patch Tuesday' from Microsoft, fixing vulnerabilities in Windows and its Content Management Server software.
Note that it has already rolled out an out-of-cycle emergency patch to fix a bug hackers could exploit in Windows' animated cursor handling process.
One patch fixes a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Microsoft Client/Server Runtime Server Subsystem (CSRSS) and affects all operating system versions, including Vista. ...more
Agfa Monotype is to release a new library of 1,344 fonts
There are over 300 new fonts including designs such as Linex Sans, Haarlemmer and Mosquito. The collection also includes classics, like Times New Roman, Monotype and Gill Sans. Several fonts that have been created exclusively for Agfa Monotype are in the collection, such as the three Rotis families. ...more
Web apps and services prove high risk - Symantec
Symantec has warned that the wave of enthusiasm for web applications such as blogs and other services will be shared equally among innocent users and virus writers.
In its biannual report, security firm Symantec says it recorded the highest number of vulnerabilities ever for the first half of 2006 - a fifth higher than the first half of 2005. And of those 2,249 new vulnerabilities documented, some 69 per cent affected Web applications. ...more
UPDATED: Blu-ray accelerates introduction of new DRM technology
The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced that following breaches of the security of the high-definition format's AACS security technology, it has brought forward the planned release date of the BD-Plus (BD+), a more advanced anti-copying system.
BD+ is an entirely different encryption system to AACS. Instead of each movie having the same encryption key, BD+ allows each disc to install a small piece of encryption software on a player, so that each disc has its own key. ...more
Microsoft to support RSS in Longhorn and IE 7
Microsoft has revealed that its next version of Windows, codenamed Longhorn, will support the RSS format. The new version of Internet Explorer is also expected to support RSS when it appears later this year. The moves are expected to give a sizable push to the technology particularly when Longhorn appears next year. ...more