Security Advisor


Registry Hack Allows for Continued Windows XP Security Support

The workaround allows desktop users to push through Windows Embedded updates to their Windows XP machines.

Report Finds 97 Percent of Networks Have Been Breached

The report by security firm FireEye found that network security can't keep up with the sophistication of today's attacks.

NSA Allegedly Placed Backdoors in Domestic Routers Sent Overseas

A new book said that the compromised devices sent overseas did not have any specific targets in mind.

Oauth and OpenID Flaw Affecting Google, Hotmail, Facebook

Another major Web software flaw has been disclosed, one that could redirect your personal information into the wrong hands.

Microsoft Backtracks, Includes Windows XP in IE Zero-Day Patch

The fix comes on the heels of attackers actively exploiting the Internet Explorer Flash flaw against Windows XP users.

Microsoft Ordered To Hand Over Overseas Data to U.S. Law Enforcement

A magistrate judge ruled that search warrants for online overseas data do not function in the same manner as warrants for physical data stored out of the U.S.

New Critical IE Zero-Day Flaw Found

The latest flaw to strike every version of Microsoft's Web browser has been seen to be in active use by attackers.

Security Essentials Scores Low in Windows Protection Test

Microsoft's free antivirus offering showed to be lacking when stacked up against its competitors.

Attackers Could Use Heartbleed Chaos To Steal Enterprise Data

Plus: OpenVPN keys are also at risk of theft due to bug; first Heartbleed-connected arrest made.

XP Support Death: One Week Later

So far, it's been quiet out there. But don't take the lack of news as an indication that the attackers have moved on.

What To Do in the Wake of the Heartbleed Bug

While Web sites scramble to patch the vulnerability, it's time to change your online passwords.

Microsoft Issues Last XP Security Fixes in Small April Patch

Microsoft's April Security Update features only two "critical" bulletins.

Leaked Documents Allege NSA Is Targeting Foreign System Admins

A series of internal message board posts detail how system admis are being targeted to gain access to the networks they control.

Microsoft Warns of Office RTF 0-Day Attacks

It's recommended that IT disable Rich Text Files from being opened through Microsoft Office.

Antivirus Maker Blasts Microsoft for Ending Windows XP Support

Avast said that once April 8 rolls around, a quarter of its users will be left vulnerable to higher risk of attack.

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