Security


Windows XP Decline Stalls in October

The declining global market share of Windows XP seems to have stabilized in October.

NSA Allegedly Infiltrated Overseas Google and Yahoo Datacenters

According to documents that were released on Wednesday, both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the British Government Communications Headquarters tapped overseas datacenters used by both Yahoo and Google.

Microsoft Security Report: XP Won't Keep Users Safe

Microsoft's latest security report highlights the huge gap between Windows XP and Windows 8 infection rates.

Government Releases Draft Cybersecurity Framework

The goal of the document is to bring both the public and private sectors to the same level of security so that information pertaining to threats can be easily shared between the two.

Hybrid Clouds: What's Still Needed?

For hybrid cloud solutions to continue to find their footing in the enterprise, security features that enforce geographic jurisdictions should be a top priority.

Google Extending Chrome Support for Windows XP

Google plans to extend security and patch support for its Chrome browser running on Microsoft's Windows XP until April 2015.

Will Government Transparency Ease Surveillance Fears?

Some of the biggest privacy issues to come out of the PRISM reveal has stemmed the lack of communication from federal agencies.

Microsoft Celebrates 10 Years of Patch Tuesdays with 4 'Critical' Fixes

This month hits the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft's first monthly security update release. And in celebrating a decade of Patch Tuesdays, Redmond is gifting IT four bulletin items rated "critical" and four "important" for October's monthly rollout.

Adobe Hack Results in Stolen Source Code and Customer Data

Adobe alerted customers on Thursday that a breach by hackers has resulted in the loss of 2.9 million customers' personal data -- including user names, encrypted credit card information and passwords.

Former Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer: 'I Don't Trust Microsoft Now'

Casper Bowden said Microsoft is involved in a program that is anti-democratic.

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?

Microsoft Issues New Security Advisory on IE Flaw

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

Password Cracking Revisited: Rainbow Tables

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

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.

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