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5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending April 13, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.

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Microsoft -- Finally -- Patches Outlook Password Leak Bug

Microsoft was taking heat this week after it patched a critical bug in Outlook that was identified more than a year ago. The fix was issued this week as part of Microsoft's monthly "Patch Tuesday" release.

The Outlook vulnerability allowed attackers to steal a user's sensitive data, including IP address and Windows login credentials, just by getting the user to preview a Rich Text Format (RTF) email with remotely hosted OLE objects, according to a Hackread story.

CERT Coordination Center analyst Will Dorfman discovered the vulnerability back in November 2016.

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