It will also make code more transparent in hopes to ease customers of fears of hidden backdoors.
Microsoft's December patch will also arrive with 6 "important" bulletin items.
Microsoft on Thursday announced that Office 365 Message Encryption -- a service that will encrypt e-mails being sent to an outside source -- will go live early next year.
Yahoo said that all data traveling through its datacenters will be encrypted by the end of the first quarter of 2014.
Microsoft's monthly Security Update arrived today with three "critical" bulletin items and five "important" fixes -- all addressing 19 flaws in a number of Microsoft products and services.
Microsoft sent word today that its monthly patch for November will contain three bulletin items rated "critical" and five "important" items.
According to Microsoft, attacks against victims in the Middle East and Asia are exploiting a zero-day flaw found in the Microsoft Graphics Component.
According to documents that were released on Wednesday, both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the British Government Communications Headquarters tapped overseas datacenters used by both Yahoo and Google.
Microsoft's latest security report highlights the huge gap between Windows XP and Windows 8 infection rates.
The goal of the document is to bring both the public and private sectors to the same level of security so that information pertaining to threats can be easily shared between the two.
Some of the biggest privacy issues to come out of the PRISM reveal has stemmed the lack of communication from federal agencies.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
This month hits the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft's first monthly security update release. And in celebrating a decade of Patch Tuesdays, Redmond is gifting IT four bulletin items rated "critical" and four "important" for October's monthly rollout.
Adobe alerted customers on Thursday that a breach by hackers has resulted in the loss of 2.9 million customers' personal data -- including user names, encrypted credit card information and passwords.
Casper Bowden said Microsoft is involved in a program that is anti-democratic.
More than half of readers say Microsoft allows government access to everything stored in its cloud services.