Security


What's To Become of Passwords in Windows 8?

Will facial recognition and photo manipulation replace the traditional password in Microsoft's next OS?

White House Drafts Online Privacy Bill of Rights

President Obama's administration has presented legislation to protect online privacy that includes a consumer bill of rights and a standardized Do-Not-Track feature for browsers.

Mobile Privacy Pact Signed by Microsoft, Apple, Google

A new agreement will call for app developers to provide clear information on their individual privacy policies before their products are downloaded.

Report: pcAnywhere Code Unchanged for 10 Years

An anonymous analysis of the leaked pcAnywhere source code shows that the software had undergone little change over the past decade.

Google Bypassing User Privacy Settings in IE

According to Microsoft, Google circumnavigates Internet Explorer's P3P Privacy Protection feature to track cookies of users.

Report: DDoS Attacks Rising on IPv6 Networks

According to respondents to Arbor Networks' Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, DDoS attacks are targeting IPv6 networks for the first time since the Internet protocol started implementation last year.

Washington D.C. Tops List of Top Cyber Crime Cities

The nation's capitol has topped the list of cities with the highest risk of cybercrime, according to a new report by Symantec.

Adobe Flash Flaw Gets Zero-Day Fix

Adobe on Wednesday released a security update that fixed seven Flash Player vulnerabilities, including a zero-day cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw found by Google researchers.

Microsoft's Security Update IDs Google as Malicious Web Page

Microsoft's February Security Update included an antivirus and security software "fix" that told users that Google.com was infected with the Blackhole Exploit Kit.

Microsoft February Security Update Includes 4 'Critical' RCE Fixes

Microsoft today released its Security Update for the month of February, featuring four bulletin items classified as "critical" and five "important."

Anon Launches DDoS Attacks on U.S., Mexico Government Sites

Anonymous last week took credit for attacks on state servers in Alabama and Mexican government sites.

Microsoft's Online India Store Hacked, Personal Info Stolen

Hackers attacked Microsoft's store in India Sunday night, making off with usernames and passwords of customers who have previously placed orders on the site.

Trojan Exploits Unpatched Office Vulnerability

Symantec has spotted a specially crafted Trojan that can exploit an Office hole that had been previously patched.

Survey Points to Concerns Over 'Hacktivist' Attacks

An industry-produced survey suggested that Web site attacks motivated by political considerations may be on the rise.

Microsoft Readying 9 Security Bulletins for February Update

While this month's Patch Tuesday will land on Valentine's Day, Microsoft will be delivering nine not-so-sweet bulletin items.

Foxconn Hacked, Personal Info Leaked

Internal data of Foxconn was hacked and leaked online in light of recent reports of the company's poor working conditions.

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Getting Minor Tuneup

Microsoft recently described some improvements it made to System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection.

Hacker Group Anon Attacks Boston PD Site, Intercepts FBI Calls

The group Anonymous took credit for the attack against the Boston Police Department public outreach blog site BPDnews.com.

U.S. Offers $10M for 'Trusted Identities' R&D

A U.S. program that aims to assure greater identity trust in online transactions has received some research and development funding.

Kerberos Authentication 101: Understanding the Essentials of the Kerberos Security Protocol

Knowing the basics of this pervasive protocol can be critical in troubleshooting and solving Windows security problems.

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