Security


Prepare for Windows Server 2003's End of Support

The retirement of support for Windows Server 2003 will be one of the most important of the predictable security issues of 2015.

Microsoft Patch Woes Continue: Lync Security Update Pulled

The pulled item marks the third month in a row in which Microsoft has had to address issues with its monthly security update.

Yahoo Threatened with Daily Fines after Challenging Surveillance Requests

The tech company said it was fined $250,000 per day for not handing over requested user data.

Small September Patch Tuesday Release Fixes Huge IE Zero-Day Hole

This month's offering includes one "critical" and three "important" bulletins that look to fix 42 different flaws.

Building a Culture of Security: The HR Connection

Your organization's security plans are only as good as those that are willing to enforce it.

Microsoft Promises Limited IE Compatibility Support with Enterprise Mode

Microsoft has an evolving plan to help organizations address their legacy Internet Explorer support problems, but it only goes so far.

Microsoft Pulls Security Update After Reported Crashes

The issues could ultimately lead to a system being caught in a crash/reboot loop.

Microsoft August Patch Tuesday: 'Critical' Fixes for IE, Media Center

This moth's Security Update addresses a total of 37 flaws.

Microsoft Holds Back on Out-of-Date ActiveX Blocking Until September

Microsoft's new security protection feature for Internet Explorer that blocks older installations of ActiveX will now start to take effect on Sept. 9, instead of the earlier announced Aug. 12 date, and it will only block Oracle Java ActiveX for now.

Microsoft Announces New Support Policy for Internet Explorer

Microsoft wants organizations and individuals to use the latest Internet Explorer versions, so much so that it announced some new policy changes today.

Encrypting Ransomware Targeting Synology NAS Servers

Plus: Researchers create unlock key to reverse high-profile ransomware "CryptoLocker."

Microsoft Adding Outdated ActiveX Blocking to Internet Explorer

Microsoft plans to add ActiveX blocking capabilities into certain versions of its Internet Explorer browsers on Aug. 12.

Russian Crime Ring Steals 1.2 Billion Online Passwords

This week's incident highlights the need for a change in attitudes relating to corporate security.

Cisco Security Report Highlights Enterprise Weak Links

The study took a look at 16 multinational enterprises in the first half of 2014 to map out what the top trouble areas for IT are.

Microsoft Releases EMET 5.0 Security Tool

The latest version adds two new mitigation features and support for 64-bit systems.

One Year Post-Snowden: Shattered Trust Is Hard To Repair

Since Edward Snowden first revealed major cloud companies' cooperation with the NSA's covert surveillance, Microsoft and other vendors have been fighting hard to restore their image through public measures to protect users' privacy. While Redmond readers respect the effort to varying degrees, they're taking their own countermeasures.

Building a Culture of Security: You Still Allow E-Mail Attachments?

When it comes to enterprise security, you're not paranoid -- everyone is out to get you.

Top Windows XP Antivirus Software Tested -- And They Still Work

The test sent many security software offerings through a gauntlet to measure protection, useability and performance. Three received a perfect score of 30.

Critical Active Directory Design Flaw Could Compromise User Passwords

Microsoft is downplaying the disclosure and has offered multiple ways IT can avoid attack.

Oracle's Quarterly Patch Targets 113 Vulnerabilities

Oracle released its quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) on Tuesday with 113 security flaw fixes for multiple Oracle products, including 20 for Java Standard Edition (Java SE).

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