Security Advisor


Major Vulnerability Found in Skype

Attackers could have accessed your account in a matter of minutes.

Adobe To Piggyback Flash Updates on Microsoft's Patch Tuesdays

This new scheduling is directly associated with Microsoft's decision to embed Flash into Internet Explorer 10.

Security Firm Willing To Sell Windows 8 Hole to Highest Bidder

A French security company has claimed that it's found a security issue in Windows 8. Want to find out what it is? You gotta pay first.

Bad Passwords Won't Die

Why even use a password if you're just going to use easily guessable entries?

Microsoft SIR: Phishing Sites Targeting Financial Institutions

Phishers go where the money is.

Security Resources for Microsoft's Windows 8/RT/Surface/WP8/IE 10 Launches

Starting on Friday, Microsoft's bonanza of software and hardware relases begin.

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.

Microsoft's Got a New Security Toy

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

Another Light Patch Tuesday: Calm Before the Storm?

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

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.

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