Patch Tuesday falls relatively late in the month of August 2008, and Microsoft has a bumper bundle of bulletins up its corporate sleeve, with no less than seven - count 'em, folks, that's seven - critical items. The flaws to be patched are spread across Microsoft's most widely used products.

Published in Home Tech
Late last week Apple finally released a security update for Mac OS X that includes a patched version of the BIND DNS software. In all, there were a dozen patches released including the potentially serious BIND fix.

Published in Core Dump
A 'state of the union' memo from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to all his employees makes it clear that the company still sees Apple and Google as threats, but for very different reasons. The defensive tone of the memo which mentions Microsoft's competitors by name is an unmistakable sign that the company is feeling the heat.

Published in Core Dump

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