Security


Microsoft Offers Security Tips for Windows XP Holdouts

Microsoft offered some security tips today for individuals and organizations that plan to continue to use Windows XP after April 8.

Antivirus Maker Blasts Microsoft for Ending Windows XP Support

Avast said that once April 8 rolls around, a quarter of its users will be left vulnerable to higher risk of attack.

NSA Contradicts Assertions by Microsoft and Other Service Providers

Service provider denials that they knew of broad access to customer data by the U.S. National Security Agency appear to have been contradicted by an attorney for that agency.

Firefox, Safari and IE Brought Down in Annual Pwn2Own Hacking Contest

The HP-sponsored event proved that while today's software is more secure than ever, vulnerabilities will be found once money is on the line.

Microsoft's Light March Patch Includes Critical IE Fix

This month marks the third relatively light patch rollout for Microsoft in a row for 2014.

97% of Mobile Threats Targeted Android Devices in 2013

The device platform also saw a large increase in malware motivated by profit.

Manage Active Directory Permissions: 4 Access Control Tools for IT

Create a comprehensive access policy to files and shares with these Windows permission management tools.

Secure Files in Windows Server 2012 with Active Directory RMS

How to install and configure Active Directory Rights Management Services to lock down your organization's files and shares.

Hackers Target More Than 30,000 Routers in DNS Attack Campaign

Many of the compromised devices were breached using simple brute force techniques to obtain the routers' passwords.

Microsoft Strengthens EMET Toolkit In Wake of Bypass

Microsoft announced the availability of EMET 5.0 Technical Preview at this week's RSA Conference.

Microsoft Supporting S/MIME Security for Exchange Server, Outlook and Office 365

Microsoft has implemented the S/MIME e-mail security standard across its hosted and server-based Exchange products, the company announced this month.

Lock Down Your Data: 5 Encryption Tools for IT Pros

In wake of last year's revelations of government surveillance, IT can protect files from prying eyes. When it comes to encryption, you're better protected when you hold the keys.

Review: Latest GFI Cloud Version Strengthens Security Features

The new release of the company's systems management service gains improved policy control and eased administration.

Microsoft Goes Live with Office 365 Message Encryption

An Office 365 service that lets IT pros set the conditions for message encryption is now commercially available.

Windows XP Embedded Supported for Two or More Years

Not all Windows XP operating systems will become security risks after April 8.

IE 9 and 10 Zero-Day Attack Targeting U.S. Veterans

Those that have upgraded to the latest version of Microsoft's Web browser (Internet Explorer 11) are not at risk for attack.

Microsoft Beefs Up Exchange Online Protection

Microsoft announced improvements to its Exchange Online Protection service this week.

Microsoft Adds Free Multifactor Authentication to Office 365

Microsoft added multifactor authentication support to its Office 365 solutions this week.

2 Last-Minute 'Critical' XP Fixes Join Microsoft's February Patch

Microsoft's monthly patch includes four 'critical' and three 'important' fixes that address a total of 32 vulnerabilities.

Adobe Releases Emergency Patch for Zero-Day Flash Flaws

Kaspersky Labs, the firm who disclosed the flaw to Adobe, said one of the vulnerabilities is being used to steal user credentials.

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