Security Advisor


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.

Top 5 Security Features of Windows 7

Redmond has talked a lot about performance, usability and manageability, but has said less about security. This isn't surprising.

The Forefront of E-Mail Protection

Microsoft's upcoming Forefront Security for Exchange 2010 is an anti-spam solution that actually works.

Goodbye ISA, Hello TMG

Microsoft's upcoming Forefront Threat Management Gateway brings a host of security possibilities to the table.

NAP Time

The much-improved Network Access Protection mechanism in Vista and Windows Server 2008 means it's now easier to ensure your network is safe from vulnerable computers.

You Can Take It with You

Windows 7's BitLocker to Go feature extends data protection to removable drives.

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