Security


Microsoft Settles with Alleged Malware Culprit

Lawyers for Microsoft have come to an out-of-court settlement with Czech Republic-based Dotfree Group and its owner over involvement in the Kelihos botnet ring.

Security Experts Place Blame on China for RSA Hack

According to a report presented to Congress, China was the origin of an attack that targeted RSA security and 760 government agencies and companies in March.

Researchers Demo XML Encryption Hack

Researchers last week described a cipher-block chaining (CBC) attack via the XML Encryption standard that could compromise secure online transactions

Google Downplays 'Sandbox' Vulnerability Flaw

A newly discovered hole in Google Chrome's built-in sandbox protection could lead to a remote code execution, according to Acros Security.

Trojan Relative of Stuxnet Hits Web

A Trojan apparently being used to gather information for a future Stuxnet-style attack, was found in European industrial systems, according to Symantec.

Researchers Outline Hurdles for Mobile Security

According to a newly released security advisory report out of Georgia Tech, attacks against smartphone applications and browsers will continue to rise as the adoption of tablets and smartphones increase.

City of Los Angeles Faults Google Apps on Security Compliance

Google's contract to provide the city of Los Angeles with cloud-based applications faces completion issues after nearly two years.

Federal Government Researching Guidelines for Botnet Crackdowns

The Homeland Security and Commerce departments are evaluating a list of possible voluntary industry standards that may be implemented to combat malicious networks of compromised computers controlled by online criminals.

Research Describes Advanced Techniques To Bypass Firewalls

New security evasion techniques can be used to get through firewalls, researchers contend.

'Critical' Fixes for Internet Explorer, Silverlight in Microsoft's October Security Bulletin

Microsoft today released its October Security Bulletin, which includes eight bulletins that address 23 vulnerabilities -- with two bulletins labeled "critical" and six "important."

Microsoft Downplays Risks of Zero-Day Exploits

Zero-day software vulnerabilities may be alarming, but a new report from Microsoft sees them as not the biggest risk for organizations and PC users. 

Microsoft Readies Eight Fixes for October's Security Bulletin

Microsoft released information on eight patches in its advanced notification of the October monthly security bulletin.

Federal Cyber Incidents Increased 650 Percent Over Five Years

The Government Accountability Office has released a report showing that security incidents at 24 federal agencies have increased 650 percent during the last five years.

Data Model Takes Some Guesswork Out of Cyber Security

A team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have come up with a new mapping procedure to quantify cyber threats.

Inside the Windows Intune Wave 2 Beta: New Features Overview

The updated service features impressive remote-management and deployment capabilities.

Microsoft Releases New Security Advisory for SSL/TLS Flaw

Microsoft released Security Advisory 2588513 yesterday, which advises users of the threat of attack caused by a flaw in the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 3.0 and Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0.

New Net Neutrality Rules Published, Goes Live November 20

Final rules have been adopted and published for the Federal Communications Commission Net Neutrality policy, which goes into effect Nov. 20.

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.

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