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China Claims the Top Hackers

This is definitely not an honor I would want.

Welcome to Patch Tuesday, Windows 8

Microsoft's test OS versions receive a .NET Framework fix.

Used Xbox May Hide Your Credit Card Info

You may want to hold onto that inactive gaming console instead of selling it.

Most Are Running Vulnerable Versions of Java

Just like your OS, Java should be updated as soon as patches are released.

Will Security Be Sacraficed in Windows 8's Internet Explorer 10?

Plus, the return of LulzSec.

Did a MS Partner Publically Leak a Windows Flaw?

Plus: App makers go in front of the judge, Web app security guidelines.

Mozilla Didn't Properly Plan for Microsoft's Monthly Patch

Plus: Better user password starts with password policy, Google's Chrome browser hacked at the Pwn2Own contest.

Adobe Releases Yet Another Flash Bandage

Plus, LulzSec crumbles from the inside, readers respond to proposed changes to Windows 8 password procedure.

Still No Fix from Microsoft for Growing Number of IE Exploits

Plus: An eighth of malware attacks come from USB devices, scareware instances are growing.

iSecurity: Keeping Your E-mail Safe

How to keep your corporate e-mail and info safe when employees use iPhones to access data.

Disappearing Permissions

Joern uncovers an obscure AD behavior while configuring ActiveSync for a user with an iPhone on an Exchange 2010 server.

The Problem with Disk Encryption

Here's a dirty little secret: When an encrypted hard drive goes bad, data could still be permanently lost.

Can DirectAccess Replace Your VPN?

Despite some drawbacks, DirectAccess will likely become the preferred remote-access method as Windows 7 becomes more prevalent.

Anatomy of a Web Attack

Many malware episodes begin innocently enough.

Taming Service Accounts

Managing service accounts can tedious, but Windows Server 2008 R2 and Window 7 take some of the load off.

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