Security


Documents Shed Light on NSA Surveillance Tools

Plus: The security agency is actively researching encryption-breaking quantum computing technology.

IT's 2014 Agenda: Platform Migration and Tighten Security

Migrating to new platforms such as mobile devices and the cloud, boosting security and new usage models such as social networking and analyzing big data in real time, will drive this year's IT initiatives.

Target Breach Exposes Data of 40 Million Customers

Plus: Attackers setting sights on the newly released Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

UPDATE: Microsoft To End Sales of Forefront Unified Access Gateway Product

Microsoft today described two changes coming to its Forefront product line.

Federal Judge Rules Against NSA Phone Data Mining

Today's ruling may lead to the U.S. Supreme Court eventually taking up the case.

2014 IT Security Predictions: Cloud Privacy and New Malware Targets To Dominate the Year

Cloud providers will look to answer for data privacy issues while attackers focus on Windows XP and non-traditional connected devices.

Microsoft Targets 4 Zero-Day Flaws in December Patch

The company finishes 2013 with a total of 106 security bulletins.

Microsoft Joins Other Tech Firms in Public Snooping Denouncement

While the message sent by a coalition of online companies outlines changes needed to be made by the government, does it go far enough to address the issue?

Microsoft Will Finish 2013 with 5 'Critical' Fixes

Microsoft's December patch will also arrive with 6 "important" bulletin items.

Microsoft Releases Group Management 'Preview' Capabilities in Windows Azure Active Directory

Microsoft rolled out a "preview" of two group management capabilities in Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) this week.

Microsoft To Add Data Encryption in Response to Gov. Snooping

It will also make code more transparent in hopes to ease customers of fears of hidden backdoors.

China to Microsoft: Continue XP Support or See a Rise in Pirated Windows 8

Plus: Microsoft takes steps to stop government censorship of Skype calls in China.

Dark Clouds: SharePoint Online Concerns Slowing IT Adoption

Microsoft says SharePoint customers are moving online but security, privacy and app compatibility are key barriers. A Redmond magazine reader survey suggests the transition will take time. Find out why.

Office 365 Getting Encrypted Messaging in 2014

Microsoft on Thursday announced that Office 365 Message Encryption -- a service that will encrypt e-mails being sent to an outside source -- will go live early next year.

Yahoo Announces Plans To Encrypt All User Data

Yahoo said that all data traveling through its datacenters will be encrypted by the end of the first quarter of 2014.

Microsoft Rights Management Service Now Available

Microsoft announced late last week that it is now offering its Rights Management Service commercially.

Windows Update Will Disable 'Broken' RC4 Encryption

Microsoft on Tuesday released an update that will disable the compromised RC4 stream cipher on Windows systems.

IE Fixes Are Top Priority for November's Patch Tuesday

Microsoft's monthly Security Update arrived today with three "critical" bulletin items and five "important" fixes -- all addressing 19 flaws in a number of Microsoft products and services.

IE 11 Includes Default Encryption Protection

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 browser supports the latest Transport Layer Security standard by default.

No Zero-Day Graphics Flaw Fix in Microsoft's November Patch

Microsoft sent word today that its monthly patch for November will contain three bulletin items rated "critical" and five "important" items.

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