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    Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (July - December 2007)

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    This is the fourth volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR).
    • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.
      Version:

      1.0

      File Name:

      MS_Security_Report_Jul-Dec07.xps

      KeyFindings_MS_Security_Report_Jul-Dec07.pdf

      KeyFindings_MS_Security_Report_Jul-Dec07.xps

      MS_Security_Report_Jul-Dec07.pdf

      Date Published:

      6/19/2008

      File Size:

      20.1 MB

      1.7 MB

      1.9 MB

      6.4 MB

        This volume of the SIR focuses on the second half of the 2007 calendar year (from July through December) and builds upon the data published in the previously released volumes of the SIR. Using data derived from several hundred million Windows users, and some of the busiest online services on the Internet, this report provides an in-depth perspective on trends in software vulnerability disclosures as well as trends in the malicious and potentially unwanted software landscape, and an update on trends in software vulnerability exploits. The scope of this fourth volume of the report has been expanded to include a focus on privacy and breach notifications, and a look at Microsoft’s work supporting law enforcement agencies worldwide in the fight against cyber criminals.

        A Key Findings Summary of this volume of the SIR is also available for download. This summary is available in the following languages: Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

        Microsoft Word 2007, or Microsoft Word Viewer
        Adobe or Adobe Reader
      • Download the report and/or the key findings summary. Both are available as a PDF or an XPS. In order to view the XPS document, you will need to install the reader (included in Windows Vista).

        If you experience problems when attempting to open this PDF, the workarounds below have been shown to resolve the issue:


        Workaround 1

        Configure Adobe Reader to not open a PDF file in an Internet Explorer browser. This is done by un-checking 'open in browser' in the Internet tab of Adobe Reader preferences.

        1. Open Adobe Reader
        2. Go to Edit, Preferences
        3. Go to Internet
        4. Uncheck 'Display PDF in browser'
        5. Click OK
        6. Close Adobe Reader
        7. Attempt to download the PDF file again. Now you should be prompted to open/save/cancel when trying to open or download the PDF file.

        Workaround 2 (for Windows XP)

        Configure Internet Explorer to prompt to save PDF files to disk. Then open the PDF file using your preferred PDF reader. Use Folder Options -> File Types to reset this.

        1. Go to Control Panel
        2. Click Folder Options
        3. Go to File Types
        4. Scroll to PDF in list
        5. Click PDF
        6. Click Advanced
        7. If 'Save as' is not in the 'Actions box', click New
        8. Type 'Save as' in Action box, click OK
        9. Click OK
        10. Click Apply
        11. Click OK

        Workaround 3 (for Windows Vista)

        Configure the default PDF reader.

        1. Verify default program for PDF files
        2. Right-click on the PDF file that is already saved to your local disk
        3. Choose, Open With...
        If Internet Explorer is listed as the 'Recommended Programs', do the following:
        1. Mark checkbox, 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file'
        2. Click Browse
        3. Find Adobe Reader 8.0 (default location - Adobe\reader 8.0\reader\acrord32.exe)
        4. Highlight this .exe
        5. Click Open
        6. Click OK
        Check to see that Adobe Reader is now listed as the 'Recommended Program' for this type of file.

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