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Microsoft Deals With Security Glitches, Hotmail Outage

Microsoft had a rough Tuesday, with a pair of bugs in its February Patch Tuesday release creating problems for customers, followed by a brief Hotmail outage. One faulty patch for Microsoft Forefront and Security Essentials flagged Google as a malicious Web site. If that weren't enough, Microsoft also warned customers to immediately apply critical patches in Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player.

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