Security


Microsoft Said To Lower 'Custom Support' Costs for Windows XP

Microsoft reportedly has lowered the ceiling price for its Windows XP "custom support."

XP Support Death: One Week Later

So far, it's been quiet out there. But don't take the lack of news as an indication that the attackers have moved on.

What To Do in the Wake of the Heartbleed Bug

While Web sites scramble to patch the vulnerability, it's time to change your online passwords.

Microsoft Issues Last XP Security Fixes in Small April Patch

Microsoft's April Security Update features only two "critical" bulletins.

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Users Face New Upgrade Deadlines

Microsoft released updates today to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, which would be unsurprising except for some strong language coming from Microsoft, warning of installation deadlines.

Reader Survey: The Death of Windows XP

As Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP and ends support for the 2003 versions of Office and Exchange, IT faces difficult choices and a variety of options.

Inside Look: System Center 2012 R2's New Data Protection Manager

Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now better suited for virtual environments, Linux servers, SQL Server support and provides more consistency.

Microsoft Endpoint Protection To Get Faster Updates

Microsoft is accelerating the product update process for its Endpoint Protection security solutions.

Leaked Documents Allege NSA Is Targeting Foreign System Admins

A series of internal message board posts detail how system admis are being targeted to gain access to the networks they control.

Microsoft Warns of Office RTF 0-Day Attacks

It's recommended that IT disable Rich Text Files from being opened through Microsoft Office.

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.

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