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Microsoft SIR: App Vulnerabilities on the Rise, Key Gen Malware Out of Control

You had a good half year if you were in the business exploiting application flaws and spreading malware through software key generators.

Another Light Patch Tuesday: Calm Before the Storm?

Has two small security updates in a row put you in a state of complacency?

Microsoft's Got a New Security Toy

Phone authentication could be installed in quite a few Microsoft products in the near future.

Windows 8 's Rookie Security Mistake

Microsoft's choice to store passwords in plain text format may give attackers easy access to your system.

Securities Exchange

Microsoft is prepping quite a few changes for Exchange 2013 and Exchange Online, including tools to help you keep your corporate data safe.

Sophos Warns Users of Self

When providing antivirus services to paying customers, don't have your own software red flag your software. That seems like a bad business decision.

Putting a Positive Spin on Microsoft's IE Zero-Day Flaw

The IE vulnerability incident presents Microsoft with a perfect occasion to brag about the new security features hitting Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10.

Put System Center SP1 to the Test

Use that extra time you would be using to patch to test out the newest System Center update instead.

Hacker Taking Credit Where Credit's Not Due

An Anonymous hacker (although not sure if part of Anonymous or just anonymous) was quick to take credit on Monday for the six-hour Web site outages of GoDaddy customers.

Microsoft Fighting an Unwinnable War

Is the cloud a viable tool in the fight?

Java Flaw Found, Flaw Fixed, Flaw Found in Fix

It's been a tough week and a half for Oracle and its Java crew.

Microsoft Echoes Security Issue

Microsoft released a security advisory this week warning about an issue that could cause VPN passwords to be stolen, thanks to the work of a couple of hackers.

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.

Microsoft's Eye in the Big Apple

Big brother asks Microsoft for some assistance.

BYOD: The Security Headache

Not only does it not save enterprises money, but it adds a ton of security issues. What's not to like?

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