Six Patches Coming On Patch Tuesday

"Microsoft will issue six security patches next Tuesday, of which at least two will have a rating of critical. Read on to find out how these may effect you...
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Author: PV5150
Source: Beta News

Microsoft will issue six security patches next Tuesday, of which at least two will have a rating of critical. Missing from this list is a patch for a recently discovered zero-day flaw in Word: no updates are scheduled for the Office suite. All of the patches except one will fix various issues for the Windows operating system, with one of those being critical. The sixth will be a critical patch for users of Microsoft's Visual Studio programming application.

While Microsoft never discloses the nature of the patches in order to protect users, sometimes past disclosures of vulnerabilities can give clues to the company's moves. For example, the Visual Studio flaw may deal with an exploit first disclosed in early November. That vulnerability apparently put users at a possible risk for remote code execution, say experts.

Left unpatched is a zero-day exploit for Word 2003 and earlier versions. Earlier this week, the US-CERT team from the Dept. of Homeland Security warned that a previous patch seemed to be ineffective against a "malformed string vulnerability" within those applications. Microsoft said that it was working on correcting the new vulnerability, but apparently the new exploit had been disclosed late enough that the company was not able to issue a patch in time for next Tuesday. It would not be out of the ordinary, however, for the company to release an out-of-cycle patch.

In addition to the security update, Microsoft also plans to issue an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. Besides the security updates, Patch Tuesday will be quite busy on the non-security patch front. Four high-priority updates will be released through Windows Update, with 10 coming through Microsoft Update, the company said in its monthly advisory.

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08-12-2006, 06:10:16

FragTek
Photoshop Quick-Tip #1:

Enable AA by going to Layer > Type > Anti-Aliasing Smooth (or whichever one looks best for your situation.)

Cheers.

08-12-2006, 06:10:57

Jim
What you need to enable is anti-aliasing. This will give the edges more of a rounded/blurred effect. I'm not sure how to enable it on photoshop tho i'm afraid as I use Fireworks.

08-12-2006, 06:18:55

shiftlocked
Ermmm ok...
Open up cs2
create a new doc
create a new layer
and the layer type isnt highlighted. Any ideas (sorry for the noobyness)

08-12-2006, 06:50:58

shiftlocked
[IMG]http://upload.overclock3d.net/get.php?id=1389[/IMG]

there we go, when i do a new image, rounded borders it looks like that.

08-12-2006, 06:55:25

Kempez

08-12-2006, 06:59:32

shiftlocked
Thanks but nope :-( when i draw the rectangle its like ive got a 1pen border around the outside of it.

08-12-2006, 07:02:36

FragTek

Thanks but nope :-( when i draw the rectangle its like ive got a 1pen border around the outside of it.


rofl mate you have to deselect it. take ur selection tool and deselect ur current layer.

08-12-2006, 07:06:16

Kempez

09-12-2006, 11:08:55

Dav0s

rofl mate you have to deselect it. take ur selection tool and deselect ur current layer.


QFT

it looks like that because you have it selected, as frag says, deselect it by either clicking a different layer (layers = f7 i think) or making a new shape.

and for the record, fireworks is easier on the noobies

09-12-2006, 11:28:21

nathan
what they said, fragtek is famous in dav0s avatar!!!!
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