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Microsoft's September Patch Problems

How trustworthy does IT view Microsoft's patches?

BitLocker Engineer Allegedly Asked for Encryption Backdoor by FBI

In a report by Mashable, the BitLocker team was approached by agents multiple times about creating an easy access point for federal law enforcement.

'Critical' Fixes for Windows, IE, Office and SharePoint Arrive in Security Update

Microsoft's September patch includes 13 items and addresses 47 flaws.

NSA Allegedly Able To Crack Most Data Encryption

The security also is accused of paying millions to tech firms to build in encryption backdoors.

4 'Critical' Bulletins Set for Microsoft's September Patch

The most important bulletins include fixes for SharePoint and Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Continues XP Support Death March

The end of support doesn't mean the end of support options for those willing to pay.

Ramnit Financial Malware Now Aimed at Steam Gamers

A variant of the popular "money in the bank" malware is now targeting the largest online game distributor.

IE and Exchange Server Flaws Highlight Microsoft's August Security Update

Most importantly this month is a cumulative fix for 11 flaws in all versions of Microsoft's Web browser.

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 Adding New BYOD Security Features to Windows 8.1

Many of the new security upgrades in Microsoft's OS update will focus on securing personal devices.

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.

Overseas IT Pros Cold on Using U.S. Cloud Services After PRISM Reveal

A cloud advocate survey found that 56 percent of respondents would not use U.S.-based cloud services.

Cisco Looks To Bolster Network Security with Sourcefire Acquisition

The company is expected to pay close to $2.7 billion once the deal is finalized later this year.

Security Essentials Fails Antivirus Test

In a three-part test that looked at accuracy, protection and false positives, Microsoft's free antivirus program finished at the bottom.

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.

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