Security


Feds Reject Spying Disclosure Request by Microsoft

The Department of Justice on Monday rejected motions by Microsoft and other service providers on disclosing national security requests.

Microsoft Reports First 6 Months of Law Enforcement Requests

Microsoft released its first 2013 report that tallies global law enforcement requests for information on online services use by customers.

Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Now Available

Microsoft's Windows Azure-based multifactor authentication service launched as a product today.

Survey: 55% of IT Pros Believe Gov. Accesses All Cloud Data

More than half of readers say Microsoft allows government access to everything stored in its cloud services.

Microsoft's September Patch Problems

How trustworthy does IT view Microsoft's patches?

Password Cracking Revisited: Rainbow Tables

Brien takes a look at cracking passwords with reader-suggested rainbow tablets.

Microsoft Issues New Security Advisory on IE Flaw

Microsoft issued a security advisory today for all supported versions of Internet Explorer.

BitLocker Engineer Allegedly Asked for Encryption Backdoor by FBI

In a report by Mashable, the BitLocker team was approached by agents multiple times about creating an easy access point for federal law enforcement.

Microsoft Seeks To Disclose Number of Court Spy Requests

Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Yahoo on Monday all filed amended motions seeking broader disclosure of customer data access requests by the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

'Critical' Fixes for Windows, IE, Office and SharePoint Arrive in Security Update

Microsoft's September patch includes 13 items and addresses 47 flaws.

Study: Most Orgs Not Using Mobile Device Management

Just 36 percent of IT organizations surveyed had fully deployed or are deploying mobile device management solutions, according to an industry study.

NSA Allegedly Able To Crack Most Data Encryption

The security also is accused of paying millions to tech firms to build in encryption backdoors.

4 'Critical' Bulletins Set for Microsoft's September Patch

The most important bulletins include fixes for SharePoint and Microsoft Office.

Azure Rights Management Service Preview Available

Microsoft has released a preview of its Windows Azure Rights Management Service.

Microsoft Continues XP Support Death March

The end of support doesn't mean the end of support options for those willing to pay.

German Agency Sees Security Issues with Windows 8 and TPM 2.0

A German government agency indicated yesterday that is it investigating issues associated with using Windows 8 and the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0.

Windows Azure Passes Cloud Security Alliance-Recommended Audit

Microsoft became the first cloud service provider to clear a new security compliance audit.

Ramnit Financial Malware Now Aimed at Steam Gamers

A variant of the popular "money in the bank" malware is now targeting the largest online game distributor.

Arkoon To Offer Windows XP Security Update Service

Arkoon Network Security is planning to roll out its ExtendedXP product this fall for those organizations that just can't get off Windows XP.

Windows XP Users To Face Perpetual 'Zero Day'

Microsoft this week cautioned organizations about continuing to use Windows XP after its "extended support" phase ends.

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