Security


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.

Microsoft Discloses Government Data Request Stats

Along with the figures, Microsoft slams Obama's NSA surveillance reform plans for not going far enough to ensure transparency.

What We Need from Windows 9: A Wish List

If Microsoft wants its next OS to be a success, it should look to what made Windows XP so popular.

Microsoft Drops Lawsuits on Spy Request Reporting

Communications service providers now have a bit more leeway to disclose information about the secret information disclosure orders they receive.

Windows Malware Targeting Android Banking Apps

While malware moving from mobile devices to PCs have become the norm, malware moving in the opposite direction looks to be a new attacker trick.

Java Flaws and Android Malware Sharply Increase in 2013

Cisco found that 76 percent of all Web-based attacks were targeted at Java.

36 Java Flaws Fixed in Oracle's Security Patch

Oracle's quarterly patch arrived on Tuesday with new security fixes for 144 vulnerabilities in their products, including 36 fixes for Java Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7).

Microsoft Extends Antimalware Support for Windows XP Systems

Microsoft announced today that it will continue to provide antimalware support for Windows XP even after that operating system hits its product lifecycle end on April 8, 2014.

Microsoft's News and Xbox Twitter Accounts Hacked

The hacker collective Syrian Electronic Army took credit for the hacks and posted fake messages warning that Microsoft is spying on users' e-mail accounts.

Security Essentials Support for Windows XP Ending in April

After April 8, option to download Microsoft's free antimalware software for XP systems won't be available.

Documents Shed Light on NSA Surveillance Tools

Plus: The security agency is actively researching encryption-breaking quantum computing technology.

IT's 2014 Agenda: Platform Migration and Tighten Security

Migrating to new platforms such as mobile devices and the cloud, boosting security and new usage models such as social networking and analyzing big data in real time, will drive this year's IT initiatives.

Target Breach Exposes Data of 40 Million Customers

Plus: Attackers setting sights on the newly released Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

UPDATE: Microsoft To End Sales of Forefront Unified Access Gateway Product

Microsoft today described two changes coming to its Forefront product line.

Federal Judge Rules Against NSA Phone Data Mining

Today's ruling may lead to the U.S. Supreme Court eventually taking up the case.

2014 IT Security Predictions: Cloud Privacy and New Malware Targets To Dominate the Year

Cloud providers will look to answer for data privacy issues while attackers focus on Windows XP and non-traditional connected devices.

Microsoft Targets 4 Zero-Day Flaws in December Patch

The company finishes 2013 with a total of 106 security bulletins.

Microsoft Joins Other Tech Firms in Public Snooping Denouncement

While the message sent by a coalition of online companies outlines changes needed to be made by the government, does it go far enough to address the issue?

Microsoft Will Finish 2013 with 5 'Critical' Fixes

Microsoft's December patch will also arrive with 6 "important" bulletin items.

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