Security


Android Security Risks Increasing as Popularity Grows

Android, which has seen the number of Trojans targeting the platform nearly triple in just the last three months, is being targeted by attackers as high levels due to its large install base.

Another Light Patch Tuesday: Calm Before the Storm?

Has two small security updates in a row put you in a state of complacency?

Microsoft's Got a New Security Toy

Phone authentication could be installed in quite a few Microsoft products in the near future.

1 'Critical' Item and 2 Advisories in Microsoft's October Security Update

For the second month in a row, Microsoft is releasing an uncharacteristically light security update.

Microsoft Acquires Mobile Security Authentication Company

Microsoft has acquired PhoneFactor, a provider of mobile-based authentication solutions, according to announcements made by both companies.

Microsoft Preps Light October Security Update

Microsoft will be rolling out one "critical" and six "important" bulletins for October's security update, planned for Tuesday.

Windows 8 's Rookie Security Mistake

Microsoft's choice to store passwords in plain text format may give attackers easy access to your system.

Another Zero-Day Java Flaw Discovered

For the second time in less than a month, researchers have discovered a "critical" zero-day issue with Oracle's Java plugin.

Sophos Warns Users of Self

When providing antivirus services to paying customers, don't have your own software red flag your software. That seems like a bad business decision.

Microsoft To Release Out-of-Band Fix for IE Flaw

Microsoft is readying what it calls a "Fix it" for the Internet Explorer zero-day flaw that surfaced earlier this week.

Sophos Antivirus Falsely Flags Update Utilities as Malware

Security software firm Sophos is apologizing after a recent update to its antivirus software resulted in the software incorrectly categorizing its update utility as harmful in Windows machines.

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.

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