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Experts Suggest Disabling Java after Zero-Day Flaw Discovery

Security firm FireEye released information yesterday on a Java flaw that has been seen in targeted attacks in the wild, and has been tested to work on most major Web browsers for both Mac and PC.

Microsoft Issues Security Advisory for VPN Password Flaw

Microsoft issued Security Advisory 2743314 on Monday to warn users of two tools readily available that can be used to steal passwords from wireless networks and virtual private networks (VPNs).

SkyDrive Moves Out of Beta and Gets 'Modern' Look

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that its SkyDrive cloud storage solution for consumers has moved beyond the preview stage.

Microsoft Touts IIS 8.0 Improvements on Windows Server 2012

Microsoft highlighted this month why Internet Information Service 8.0 is a "no brainer" upgrade.

Small RSA Keys Blocked, Will Trouble Follow?

While malware will have to use a new trick to infect systems, Microsoft's solution may hurt those who have dealings overseas.

8 of 9 Microsoft August Bulletins Battle RCE Flaws

Microsoft's monthly Security Update arrived today with nine bulletins addressing 26 vulnerabilities. As with the past few months, remote code execution flaws are targeted in the majority of items.

Google Fined $22.5 Million by FTC on Privacy Policy Violations

Google was fined $22.5 million by the Federal Trade Commission, which pointed to the company's misrepresentations on privacy protections.

Bing Injects Social Networking Into Internet Search

While Brien had some preconceived concerns with mixing social networking with an Internet search engine, Bing's newest update left him pleasantly surprised.

Dropbox Experiences Increased Spam after Employee Account Breach

The cloud storage service Dropbox said Tuesday that the increase in spam e-mail sent to users last month was directly related to an employee account compromise.

Third Largest Botnet Ring Shut Down

The Grum botnet, known as the third largest spam ring among security researchers, was crippled on Wednesday after most of the command and control (C&C) servers were shut down.

Hacking the UFC President -- Bad Idea

I'd strongly advise not messing with someone like that.

Microsoft Facing Sanctions Over European Brower Choice Issue

Microsoft is under investigation by the European Commission for failing to fully abide by its commitment to provide Web browser choice screens.

Yahoo Confirms Hacker Exposure of 450,000 E-Mail Passwords

Yahoo today confirmed the exposure of 450,000 passwords and user names used for personal e-mail accounts.

DNSChanger Shutdown Weeds Out Internet Inept

Losing those that still had infected systems is a good thing for the rest of us.

Microsoft's July Security Update Arrives With Unexpected IE Fix

Microsoft released its monthly security rollout today, which includes three fixes rated "critical" and six designated "important."

Two In a Row for a Microsoft IE Fix

July's Patch Tuesday marks the second fix for Microsoft's Web browser in two months.

Update: Systems Infected with DNSChanger To Lose Internet Connectivity on Monday

An estimated 300,000 Mac and PC systems infected with the DNSChanger is set to lose their Internet connection at 12:01 a.m. on Monday.

Microsoft Prepping 9 Fixes for July's Patch

Microsoft is readying three "critical" bulletins and six "important" items for this month's security update.

5-Minute How-To: Quick and Easy Web Servers with Windows PowerShell

A step-by-step guide to help you deploy IIS and default Web sites using PowerShell in less than five minutes!

Stuxnet Powers Down

Self destruct sequence initiated.

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