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Microsoft's Security Essentials Fails Latest Antivirus Test

Keeping up its poor showing in AV-Test's assessments, the free offering from Microsoft scored a zero when it came to protection.

Microsoft Clarifies How the Spartan Browser Will Support Legacy Sites and Apps

Microsoft answered a few questions about its leading-edge Spartan Web browser on Tuesday.

Microsoft's Spartan Browser To Kick Off New Rendering Engine

Microsoft will draw a line in the sand of sorts when it releases its new browser for Windows 10, which goes by the code name "Spartan."

New Microsoft Browser Said to Be Arriving with Windows 10

Microsoft may be planning to deliver a new Web browser with Windows 10, diverging somewhat from its traditional Internet Explorer product line.

Researchers Discover that POODLE Flaw Is Affecting More Web Servers

A TLS padding issue could lead to attack. Also: Microsoft enables POODLE protection in IE 11.

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Finishes 2014 with 7 Security Bulletins

Today's release looks to fix 25 flaws in Windows, Internet Explorer and Office.

FBI Issues Malware Attack Warning for Businesses After Sony Hack

U.S. companies should be on the lookout for wiper malware that could brick computers.

Mozilla Firefox Leans Toward Yahoo Search Powered by Bing

Mozilla announced a five-year partnership deal today with Yahoo on browser search integration for the U.S. market.

Report: Cyber Attacks May Cause 'Widespread Harm' by 2025

Experts weigh in on how they see security and cultural trends related to the Internet going in the next decade.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Internet Explorer as a Service

Microsoft released a preview this week of a new free service that delivers the latest Internet Explorer browser across Windows, Android and Apple platforms.

Microsoft Expanding IE 11 Backward Compatibility Options

Microsoft plans to expand the backward compatibility options enabled by the Enterprise Mode feature in Internet Explorer 11, starting next month.

HTML5 Now Finalized as a W3C Recommendation

The Worldwide Web Consortium published HTML5 as a Recommendation this week.

Microsoft Planning To Disable SSL 3.0 Support in December

Microsoft gave notice today that it will disable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0 support in its Internet Explorer browser and in its Online Services, starting on Dec. 1, 2014.

Google Adding Physical USB Key to Authentication Process

The new process looks to verify the authenticity of a Google site before users provide their login details.

Microsoft's October Patch Includes Zero-Day Windows and IE Flaw Fixes

This month's security offering includes three bulletins rated "critical" and five "important" items.

IE To Block Outdated Silverlight Plug-ins Next Month

Internet Explorer will begin blocking outdated Silverlight ActiveX plug-ins, starting on Nov. 11.

Yahoo Servers Reportedly Hacked Using 'Shellshock' Hole

Romanian hackers are targeting the Yahoo Games servers.

Google Chrome Support for Exchange Tripped Up by Standards Again

Microsoft recently noted a problem with its Outlook Web App and its Exchange Admin Center when used with the latest Google Chrome browser.

Yahoo Threatened with Daily Fines after Challenging Surveillance Requests

The tech company said it was fined $250,000 per day for not handing over requested user data.

Small September Patch Tuesday Release Fixes Huge IE Zero-Day Hole

This month's offering includes one "critical" and three "important" bulletins that look to fix 42 different flaws.

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