Security


Microsoft Readying 3 Security Updates for Windows 8

According to Microsoft's security update advance notification for November, there will be four "critical," one "important" and one "moderate" bulletin items released this coming Tuesday.

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.

Windows 8 Management, Security and Licensing Changes: What IT Pros Need To Know

From hardware to device management to security to IE 10 oddities, here's an in-depth look at what you should be aware of when Microsoft rolls out Windows 8 later this week.

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.

'miniFlame' Malware Spreading Through Middle East

A new Flame malware variant that's designed to steal personal data from a targeted machine was identified by security firm Kaspersky Labs this week.

Wave Exec Sees Trusted Computing Gains with Windows 8 and 'Secure Boot'

A new "secure boot" firmware protocol that Microsoft will support with Windows 8 may have stirred up controversies, but it's all old hat for companies like Wave Systems Corp.

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.

Android Security Risks Increasing as Popularity Grows

Android, which has seen the number of Trojans targeting the platform nearly triple in just the last three months, is being targeted by attackers as high levels due to its large install base.

Another Light Patch Tuesday: Calm Before the Storm?

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

Microsoft's Got a New Security Toy

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

1 'Critical' Item and 2 Advisories in Microsoft's October Security Update

For the second month in a row, Microsoft is releasing an uncharacteristically light security update.

Microsoft Acquires Mobile Security Authentication Company

Microsoft has acquired PhoneFactor, a provider of mobile-based authentication solutions, according to announcements made by both companies.

Microsoft Preps Light October Security Update

Microsoft will be rolling out one "critical" and six "important" bulletins for October's security update, planned for Tuesday.

Windows 8 's Rookie Security Mistake

Microsoft's choice to store passwords in plain text format may give attackers easy access to your system.

Another Zero-Day Java Flaw Discovered

For the second time in less than a month, researchers have discovered a "critical" zero-day issue with Oracle's Java plugin.

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.

Microsoft To Release Out-of-Band Fix for IE Flaw

Microsoft is readying what it calls a "Fix it" for the Internet Explorer zero-day flaw that surfaced earlier this week.

Sophos Antivirus Falsely Flags Update Utilities as Malware

Security software firm Sophos is apologizing after a recent update to its antivirus software resulted in the software incorrectly categorizing its update utility as harmful in Windows machines.

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