Security


Putting a Positive Spin on Microsoft's IE Zero-Day Flaw

The IE vulnerability incident presents Microsoft with a perfect occasion to brag about the new security features hitting Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10.

Microsoft Zero-Day IE Flaw Being Actively Exploited

Microsoft released a security advisory on Monday to address a zero-day vulnerability found in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions.

Microsoft's Forefront Announcements May Signal Cloud Drift To Come

Microsoft's decision to end the sales of some Forefront security products could signal a greater move to the cloud, according to analysts.

Put System Center SP1 to the Test

Use that extra time you would be using to patch to test out the newest System Center update instead.

Hacker Taking Credit Where Credit's Not Due

An Anonymous hacker (although not sure if part of Anonymous or just anonymous) was quick to take credit on Monday for the six-hour Web site outages of GoDaddy customers.

Microsoft To Stop Selling Some Forefront Products in December

Microsoft announced today that it plans to end the sales of five Forefront enterprise security products.

Only 2 'Important' Items for Microsoft's September Security Update

Microsoft's security update for the month of September arrived today with just two items.

No 'Critical' Fixes Planned for Microsoft's Light September Security Update

Microsoft's security update for September looks to be a small one, with only two "important" bulletin items scheduled.

New Java Flaw Found in Latest Oracle Update

Less than 24 hours after Oracle released Java Version 7 Update 7, a security firm has found a new error in the latest version.

Microsoft Fighting an Unwinnable War

Is the cloud a viable tool in the fight?

Java Flaw Found, Flaw Fixed, Flaw Found in Fix

It's been a tough week and a half for Oracle and its Java crew.

Fake Microsoft Service Agreement E-mails Mails Used in Java Exploit

A recent phishing campaign that employs a Microsoft e-mail template has been spotted in the wild by researchers.

Security Stalemate

While Microsoft's dedication to software security should be the gold standard for others, it's a war that the company will never win.

UPDATE: Oracle Releases Patch for Java Zero-Day Flaw

Oracle released an update for Java 7 that addresses "3 distinct but related vulnerabilities and one security-in-depth issue affecting Java running in desktop browsers," said the company.

Experts Suggest Disabling Java after Zero-Day Flaw Discovery

Security firm FireEye released information yesterday on a Java flaw that has been seen in targeted attacks in the wild, and has been tested to work on most major Web browsers for both Mac and PC.

Microsoft Issues Security Advisory for VPN Password Flaw

Microsoft issued Security Advisory 2743314 on Monday to warn users of two tools readily available that can be used to steal passwords from wireless networks and virtual private networks (VPNs).

Attack of the Clones

Remember that "Pandora's box" that security bloggers and experts were warning about once it was reported that Stuxnet might have come from a government body?

Microsoft Echoes Security Issue

Microsoft released a security advisory this week warning about an issue that could cause VPN passwords to be stolen, thanks to the work of a couple of hackers.

'Shamoon' Malware May Be Flame 'Copycat'

Security researchers have identified a virus that can steal data from a targeted machine and then rewrite over the master boot record of a computer to make it inoperable.

Small RSA Keys Blocked, Will Trouble Follow?

While malware will have to use a new trick to infect systems, Microsoft's solution may hurt those who have dealings overseas.

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