Security


Windows Threatened by Adobe Zero-Day Vulnerability

Adobe is warning of a new issue in Adobe Reader on Windows that could lead to attackers hijacking a system.

Q&A: Mark Russinovich on 'Zero Day' and Beyond

The Microsoft technical fellow discusses his new novel about dangerous malware a security expert must eliminate.

Congress Preps Internet Security Info-Sharing Bill

A newly introduced bill that aims to encourage the sharing of Internet security threat intelligence information between government and industry has gone to the House Intelligence Committee for markup.

Portable Devices: Security Best Practices for Preventing Data Leakage

Every company has precious data it needs to protect. While every organization's needs are unique, some best practices can go a long way toward preventing data leakage.

Microsoft: Java Is Responsible for Up to Half of All Exploits

The most common software exploit type in the first half of 2011 was associated with vulnerabilities in Oracle's Java Runtime Environment (JRE), according to a Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, released last month.

150 Web Sites Selling Counterfeit Items Shut Down in FBI Cyber Monday Sting

Federal authorities seized control of 150 Web sites known to sell knockoff products today.

Universal Opt Out Option for Web Tracking Drafted

The World Wide Web Consortium has released a draft standard for establishing do-not-track preferences of Web users.

Windows 8 Will Decrease Patch Restarts

Windows 8 will arrive with a promise to minimize the amount of mandatory restarts needed after the installation of monthly and out-of-band Windows updates.

Online Privacy Tools Found Difficult To Use

An academic study found that various tools designed to provide users with online privacy protections, including Microsoft's, were too difficult to use.

FBI Shuts Down $14 Million Malware Ring

U.S. federal authorities have taken down a malware operation that has been responsible for infecting millions of computers worldwide. 

Duqu Workaround Causing Graphics Driver Error

A workaround released by Microsoft to block a vulnerability that could lead to the Duqu worm installing itself is causing issues with graphics driver managing font displays.

4 Security Bulletins Released by Microsoft in Light November Update

Microsoft released its security update for November today with only four bulletins -- one item deemed "critical," two "important" and one "moderate."

Inside Windows 8: What You Need To Know

Redmond doubles down on its emerging client OS, which promises to support legacy and "Metro style" applications on two different hardware platforms.

Microsoft Releases Temporary Workaround for Duqu Zero-Day Kernel Issue

Microsoft today released a workaround, documented in Security Advisory 2639658, that will prevent the Duqu malware from entering a targeted system through a Windows kernel issue.

Automated Socialbots Invade Facebook

University of British Columbia researchers were able to gain access to Facebook with a herd of automated "socialbots."

Duqu Flaw Looks To Go Unpatched in November's Light Patch Tuesday Release

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday is looking somewhat light for next week.

Windows Zero-Day Exploit Linked to Duqu Worm

A zero-day vulnerability discovered on Tuesday by Microsoft is being targeted by attackers as an open door to spread the Duqu malware.

The 2011 Redmond Readers Choice Awards

Your picks for 2011's best Windows IT products in a wide variety of categories.

'Nitro' Botnet Targeted More Than 48 Companies

Close to 50 industrial companies were attacked in recent months by a readily available Trojan designed for information gathering.

Linux Community Offers Secure Boot Ideas

The Linux Foundation, along with Red Hat and Canonical, has staked out positions on the secure boot procedure.

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