Security


Q&A: RSA Chief Art Coviello on 10 Years of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing

In an interview with Redmond, Coviello recalls where Microsoft was a decade ago when it announced Trustworthy Computing and the progress it has made since.

10 Common IT Security Blunders (and How To Avoid Them)

While IT managers are trained early on to avoid obvious threats, many still fail to watch out for the basics. From password issues to excessive auditing to not using Group Policy, here's a list of 10 things to make sure your shop is taking care of.

Skype Flaw Discloses IP Addresses

A security vulnerability in Skype could allow someone to identify a targeted user's IP address, according to a posted exploit on Pastebin.

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 Available for Download

Microsoft on Tuesday released the latest version of its free antivirus software for Genuine versions of Windows 7, Vista and XP.

U.S. Drops Down on the 'Dirty Dozen' Spam List

India takes over the top spot of spamming countries.

Is Privacy Completely Dead?

One reader thinks there's no going back to privacy now that we live in the age of the Internet.

Microsoft Continues To Beat the Conflicker Drum

The worm continues to infect millions every year.

Microsoft Security Report: Conficker Still Top Security Concern

According to Microsoft, the Conficker worm should continue to be a top concern in enterprise security.

India Passes U.S. as Top Spamming Country

Close to one in 10 spam e-mail originated from India, according to a report by security firm Sophos.

Microsoft Announces App Cloud Management Service for Windows RT Devices

Microsoft explained today how devices running Windows RT, or Windows 8 on ARM hardware, can be used for both personal and business purposes.

ISPs Hunting Illegal Copyright Distribution

They'll be taking the law into their own hands.

Google Busted for Safari Privacy Workaround

A hefty fine could be coming Google's way.

Google Faces FTC Fines for Safari Privacy Bypass

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is currently investigating Google for breaching user privacy in Apple's Safari browser, and will decide whether or not to fine the tech company.

Internet Service Providers To Become Piracy Police?

With little news on how exactly ISPs will monitor illegal online activity, giving them this much power seems like a bad idea.

Vista SP1 Support Ending, OS Problems Coming

If you haven't jumped from the Vista ship yet, you might want to.

China Claims the Top Hackers

This is definitely not an honor I would want.

Welcome to Patch Tuesday, Windows 8

Microsoft's test OS versions receive a .NET Framework fix.

Microsoft's April Security Update Includes 4 'Critical' Fixes

April's security update arrived today, packing six bulletins for 11 flaws.

Vista Losing 'Mainstream' Support April 10

This month marks the passing of a few Windows and Office product lifecycle milestones.

Java Flaw Patched for Mac OS X, Blocked in Firefox

Apple released an update for Mac OS X users yesterday that addresses a recent Java flaw that has been exploited in the wild by attackers thanks to its inclusion in the BlackHole hacker toolkit.

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