Security


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).

InstallShield and Dell Encryption Crashes Connected to July Security Patch

While the InstallShield flaw currently has a limited workaround, there's no word on whether the Dell problem is further being investigated by Microsoft.

Microsoft Issues Advisory To Block Spoofed Google and Yahoo SSL Certs

The update will prevent the spoofed certificates from being used in man-in-the-middle attacks.

Glenn Greenwald: 'Significant' Government Surveillance Change Coming

The lawyer and journalist responsible for providing many of the details on government surveillance from Edward Snowden conducted an online Q&A on Wednesday.

Microsoft's July Patch Includes IE, Windows Journal Fixes

Microsoft's monthly security update comes with fixes for 29 flaws and includes three updated security advisories.

The Quest for a Culture of Security

Target. Equifax. Michaels. Heartbleed. IT security breaches and exploits just keep rolling in and for most companies, it hasn't made a bit of difference.

UPDATE: Microsoft Ending E-Mail Security Notifications on July 1

Microsoft issued a notice today that it plans to no longer deliver its security alerts via e-mail, starting on July 1.

Microsoft Issues an Update to Windows Update

Microsoft this week issued an update to its Windows Update/Microsoft Update client that aims to strengthen security for certain Windows users.

Microsoft Changes IE 11 Password Handling on Windows 8.1

Microsoft changed how Internet Explorer 11 handles password information on forms with the aim of giving users more control.

Microsoft Previews Security Threat Info Cloud Exchange Platform

The new cloud-based platform looks to streamline threat information to make it easier for users and machines to access and read.

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