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US Government Gets Microsoft Fixes A Month Before Everyone Else

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In what analysts see as an effort to stave off more movement to open source products such as Linux, Microsoft is working on a deal to offer the U.S. Government patches and bugfixes for their software a month before the public can get them.

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Merry Christmas from Bill Gates: 4 new Windows flaws!

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A Chinese security group has released sample code to exploit two new unpatched flaws in Microsoft Windows.

The advisory comes in the week before Christmas, a time when many companies and home users are least prepared to deal with the problems. Security firm Symantec warned its clients of the vulnerabilities on Thursday, after the Chinese company that found the flaws published them to the Internet.

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