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Internet Explorer Flaws Fixed in Microsoft's June Security Patch 

The cumulative security bulletin for Microsoft's Web browser addresses 19 separate flaws.

Small June Patch Tuesday Only Has One 'Critical' IE Fix

This month's security update will bring Microsoft's bulletin total for the year up to 51.

Windows 8.1's New and Improved Security Features

New features include updates to Windows Defender and Internet Explorer.

Gartner: Security Software Market Experiences Strong Growth

McAfee was the big winner, as its revenue increased 37 percent year-over-year.

Microsoft Launches Cloud-Based Botnet Infection Notification System

To provide real-time information on newly discovered threats, Microsoft this week launched its Cyber Threat Intelligence Program (C-TIP), a program that will alert ISPs and emergency response teams of newly infected systems.

New Spear-Phishing Campaign Infects 12,000 Worldwide

Organizations in over 100 countries has been in the cross hairs of this cyber ring that originates in China.

Popular Ransomware Adds Ability To Steal Victims' Passwords

The infamous Trojan that's rolled up into widely used exploit kits is getting a new trick.

Microsoft Warns of Facebook Hijack via Browser Plugin

The malicious plugin could allow attackers to post on your behalf on the social networking site.

Hackers Steal $45 Million from Thousands of ATMs

Arrests were made in the U.S. on eight running the scheme in New York City.

Microsoft Releases IE 8 'Fix It' Ahead of May Security Update

The temporary fix looks to get a permanent solution with this month's Microsoft patch.

Government Lab Reveals Secure Quantum Internet

Will quantum cryptography provide air-tight security?

Spamhaus DDoS Attacker Arrested

Here's a tip, don't try to make up a fake diplomat title to get out of being arrested.

Broken Microsoft Security Bulletin Gets Fixed

An April Microsoft security update has been re-released after being pulled due to compatibility issues for Windows 7 users.

AP Twitter Hack Causes False Panic

The Dow Jones took a tumble after a fake alert about a White House attack was posted on the news organization's Twitter feed.

Take the Bing Challenge and Get 5 Times the Malware

An independent study found that Microsoft's search results included much more malware than Google's.

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