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Top 8 Windows 8.1 Features and Fixes

The Windows 8.1 Preview reveals a much improved OS that fixes many of the flaws in the original Windows 8 release. Here's what to look for in the new OS.

Microsoft Readies 'Critical' Updates for Windows, IE and Exchange for August Patch

Microsoft's light monthly update will feature a majority of fixes for Windows.

Microsoft Improves SkyDrive but Will Change the Name

Microsoft has improved its SkyDrive cloud-based storage and collaboration resource, but it also will be dropping the SkyDrive name following a legal dispute.

Microsoft: 88 Percent of Citadel Botnet Malware Eliminated

Microsoft presented the updated figure during a discussion of private and public sector cooperation when battling cyber crime.

Microsoft Releases IE 11 for Windows 7 'Developer Preview'

Microsoft today released a "developer preview" of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7.

Microsoft's Prism Involvement Detailed in Recently Leaked Documents

Microsoft, who has denied being involved with Prism since the program was first divulged, released a statement this week saying it did not provide the NSA with a backdoor to access personal Outlook.com e-mails and Skype conversations.

'Critical' Windows and Internet Explorer Flaws Fixed in July's Patch Tuesday

This month's Microsoft Security Update also comes with word of a new policy for vulnerable apps in the Windows Store.

Build 2013: IE 11 Preview Goes Live

At its Build conference this week Microsoft launched a preview version of Internet Explorer 11, in conjunction with the release of the Windows 8.1 preview. Both are expected to be officially released later this year.

IE 10 Blocks More Malware than Competing Browsers 

In lab tests, Microsoft's latest browser blocks 99 percent of malware attacks. But can lab-tested attacks accurately represent real-world attacks?

Study: 93% of Java Users Not Running Latest Version

According to Websense, a San Diego-based information security solutions provider, most browser Java installations continue to be unpatched or outdated, leaving the majority of users vulnerable to exploit code already in use in the wild.

Internet Explorer Flaws Fixed in Microsoft's June Security Patch 

The cumulative security bulletin for Microsoft's Web browser addresses 19 separate flaws.

Small June Patch Tuesday Only Has One 'Critical' IE Fix

This month's security update will bring Microsoft's bulletin total for the year up to 51.

Microsoft Releases 2 'Critical' IE Fixes for May Patch

Microsoft's May Security Update arrived today with 10 bulletins, two of which related "critical," that are aimed at fixing 33 flaws in various Microsoft software products.

Microsoft Releases IE 8 'Fix It' Ahead of May Security Update

The temporary fix looks to get a permanent solution with this month's Microsoft patch.

AP Twitter Hack Causes False Panic

The Dow Jones took a tumble after a fake alert about a White House attack was posted on the news organization's Twitter feed.

Take the Bing Challenge and Get 5 Times the Malware

An independent study found that Microsoft's search results included much more malware than Google's.

Microsoft Adding Two-Factor Authentication for Outlook.com

Will adding a second step when logging in lower the amount of hijacked accounts?

Microsoft's April Security Update Arrives with 'Critical' IE Fix

This month's Microsoft security update, released today, features nine bulletins -- two rated "critical" and seven "important."

Microsoft Readies a Lineup of 9 for April's Security Update

An Internet Explorer fix should be the top priority for IT on Tuesday.

Microsoft Goes Public on Government Snooping Requests

Microsoft today released its very first report profiling law enforcement agency requests to access user content and subscriber information.

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