Security


Product Review: Keeping Systems Patched with SolarWinds Patch Manager 2.0

Patch management suite allows agents to schedule updates and provides better real-time reporting.

Microsoft Backtracks, Includes Windows XP in IE Zero-Day Patch

The fix comes on the heels of attackers actively exploiting the Internet Explorer Flash flaw against Windows XP users.

Microsoft Aims To Regain Trust in a Post-Snowden World

Nearly a year after Snowden leaks, Redmond officials speak out for transparency in security versus privacy conflict between IT providers and governments.

Lesson from the Target Breach: IT Must Implement Two-Factor Authentication

Last year's Target incident should be a wake-up call for IT to fundamentally change how they handle passwords.

Microsoft Ordered To Hand Over Overseas Data to U.S. Law Enforcement

A magistrate judge ruled that search warrants for online overseas data do not function in the same manner as warrants for physical data stored out of the U.S.

New Critical IE Zero-Day Flaw Found

The latest flaw to strike every version of Microsoft's Web browser has been seen to be in active use by attackers.

Security Essentials Scores Low in Windows Protection Test

Microsoft's free antivirus offering showed to be lacking when stacked up against its competitors.

New Microsoft Identity Manager Product Arriving in 2015

The product replaces Forefront Identity Manager and is expected to be available in the first half of next year.

Security Report: Web App and POS Attacks Dominated 2013

The annual Verizon security report found that hackers are becoming both more efficient and quicker in their attacks.

Attackers Could Use Heartbleed Chaos To Steal Enterprise Data

Plus: OpenVPN keys are also at risk of theft due to bug; first Heartbleed-connected arrest made.

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.

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.

Microsoft Issues Last XP Security Fixes in Small April Patch

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

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.

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