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Windows 8 Dual Boot Possible If 'Secure Boot' Disabled

Microsoft addressed a claim that Windows 8 will not allow Linux operating systems to coexist in a dual-boot configuration on PCs.

Microsoft Hands Rustock Case to FBI

Six months after Microsoft, in conjunction with local and federal law enforcement, began targeting the Rustock spybot network, it is now handing its case and evidence to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Freebie Friday 9/23: 5 Free Microsoft Products for IT Pros

Welcome to the inaugural Freebie Friday, the Redmondmag.com feature that will highlight some of the best current Microsoft products, from software to ebooks, that won't cost you a cent.

Fix for Critical Flash Flaw

Adobe acted to address a zero-day vulnerability in its Flash Player 10 and lower versions by issuing a a "critical" patch on Wednesday.

US Defenses Falling Behind Capabilities of Cyber Attackers

According to former presidential adviser Richard Clarke, the U.S.'s cyber defense is falling behind the resources and expertise of attackers, which leaves critical infrastructure and data vulnerable to increasingly sophisticated attacks.

Researchers Claim Discovery of SSL Encryption Vulnerability

Attacks based on an implementation flaw of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) cryptographic protocol will be demonstrated on Friday by two security researchers.

Microsoft Releases Fix for Flawed DDL Update

Microsoft re-released Security Advisory (2607712) yesterday to replace a previous flawed update that failed to include all blocked Web certificates from a Dutch certificate authority firm.

Microsoft's September Patch Arrives With Five 'Important' Items

Five "important" security bulletins arrived as scheduled for September's Patch Tuesday, after an unintentional leak of early details last week from Microsoft.

Microsoft's September Security Bulletin Will Lack 'Critical' Fixes

This looks to be a lighter patch month, with no "critical" items making it into in September's Microsoft Security Bulletin.

Sony Hires Former Microsoft Exec as Security Chief

Sony appointed a former Microsoft executive, Philip Reitinger, to a new position overseeing infrastructure security efforts.

Microsoft Revokes All DigiNotar Digital Certificates, Reissues Security Advisory

Microsoft, Google and Mozilla have revoked all digital certificates from Dutch certificate authority firm DigiNotar as a security measure.

ScriptLogic Privilege Authority: Boosting User Productivity

Users gain some needed control over their applications without surrendering security or stability.

Google Chrome Frame Available as 'Stable' Release

Google on Tuesday released a "stable" plug-in for Internet Explorer that switches on Google Chrome technologies.

Morto Worm Attempts To Guess Network Passwords

Microsoft is warning of a new worm that attempts to use Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connections from PCs to try to guess simple login and password information of users.

How To Protect Your Network with Lync 2010 Edge Server

DoS and password brute-force attacks can be particularly nasty, but you can protect your network against these types of disruptions.

Malware-Hiding Spam Increases in August

Researchers at M86 Security said this week that the volume of spam containing malware spiked in August.

Malware Report Gives Windows Clean Bill of Health

For the first time since security firm Kaspersky started tracking malware threats, Microsoft products are off the company's top-10 list of vulnerability concerns, according to its recent quarterly report.

Report: IE 9 Best Defense Against Social Malware

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 browser once again topped the list of browsers providing the greatest protection against socially engineered threats, according to NSS Lab

New Microsoft Report Details Security Process, Offers Patch Management Tips

Microsoft released a report this month updating the progress of the Microsoft Security Response Center in ensuring software security.

UPDATED: Anonymous/LulzSec Hack Timeline

Includes confirmed and denied incidents by both groups, allegedly, as well as notable events (as of January 2011).

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