Security


8 of 9 Microsoft August Bulletins Battle RCE Flaws

Microsoft's monthly Security Update arrived today with nine bulletins addressing 26 vulnerabilities. As with the past few months, remote code execution flaws are targeted in the majority of items.

9 Fixes Scheduled for Microsoft's August Security Update

Microsoft's August Patch Tuesday release will feature nine bulletin items, with five being rated "critical", according to Microsoft's Security Bulletin Advance Notification.

Microsoft Develops Surveillance and Counterterrorism Database System for New York City

Microsoft has announced it has partnered with the New York Police Department (NYPD) to develop a crime prevention and counterterrorism system.

BYOD: The Security Headache

Not only does it not save enterprises money, but it adds a ton of security issues. What's not to like?

Enterprises Have Cloud Trust Issues

According to a recent poll, cloud security still isn't up to the level to handle the data of many enterprises.

Survey: Two-Thirds of IT Pros Say BYOD Connectivity Increases Company Costs

According to a study, 67 percent of IT pros say that bring your own device (BYOD) policies in the enterprise increases the cost to companies.

Going Cloud: Identity Management as a Service

Keeping data secure in the cloud requires a new approach to authentication and authorization.

Can You Trust Public Cloud Security?

The safety of data remains the key reason many enterprises won't use cloud hosting services.

Creating a Cloud Master Plan: 6 Top Priorities

Your guide to 6 key considerations -- including security, storage, Exchange hosting and more -- for moving infrastructure and applications to public, private and hybrid clouds.

Windows 8 Won't Be a Hacker's Paradise

Attackers will have to learn a new trick if they want to hack Windows 8.

Dropbox Has Been Hacked... Again

Change your passwords!

Product Review: LastPass

LastPass keeps your passwords secure and organized.

Whither Security Training: When Education Trumps Technology

Your users might just be smart enough to handle security issues correctly -- with the right training.

Dropbox Experiences Increased Spam after Employee Account Breach

The cloud storage service Dropbox said Tuesday that the increase in spam e-mail sent to users last month was directly related to an employee account compromise.

Black Hat: Will Windows 8 Be a Hacking Killjoy?

During a presentation at this week's Black Hat security conference, security pros presented an argument on why Windows 8 may be the most secure OS Microsoft has ever released.

Do You Know Who Has Admin Rights?

Looking to to a somewhat biased study, more than half of you don't.

Symantec Labels CEO as Virus, Removes From System

The move was made due to Symantec's underperformance.

Grum Botnet Powers Down, But Not Out

Look for this botnet right to be back at operational capacity sometime soon.

Third Largest Botnet Ring Shut Down

The Grum botnet, known as the third largest spam ring among security researchers, was crippled on Wednesday after most of the command and control (C&C) servers were shut down.

Always-On VPN Equals Always-On Security

The security of a home network wherever you go.

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