Security


If You Don't Pay the Cyberattackers, They'll Kill Your Data

Encrypting ransomware is an annoying persistent threat that many IT admins unfortunately write off as an ID10T error they can't do much about. End-user training and targeted backup strategies can serve as effective enterprise countermeasures.

Microsoft Extends Some Mobile Device Management Capabilities to Commercial Office 365 Plans

Microsoft announced today that it is adding three mobile device management capabilities to certain Office 365 subscription plans at no extra cost.

Google Issues Warning on Rogue Chinese Digital TLS Certs

The company has warned that the bogus Internet certs could be used in man-in-the-middle attacks.

Enterprises Are Losing the Security Breach Battle

As the proliferation of breaches continues to put more user data into the wrong hands, the causes are often insufficient IT security and lax policies.

Microsoft Reveals Windows Hello Biometrics for Windows 10

Also, the company announced a new security tool that will use Windows 10 device authentication over user passwords.

Office 2016 for Mac Preview Now Has Rights Management Option

Microsoft has enabled encryption and information rights management protections for its Office 2016 for Mac suite of applications as an extra service.

March Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Releases 5 'Critical' Updates

Also included is a fix for the widespread FREAK bug.

Microsoft and Samsung Knox Working on Office 365 Mobile Integration Deal

Microsoft and Samsung may be getting ready to announce a mobile management deal associated with Android-based devices.

Microsoft's Office 'Sway' Preview Updated with OneNote Tool

Microsoft has added OneNote and privacy options in an update for its Office "Sway" app.

Microsoft Embedding Intune Mobile Management Capabilities Into Office 365 Apps

Microsoft described the layered security approach it's taking in its last "Success with Enterprise Mobility" Web broadcast on Tuesday.

Next Windows Server Rumored To Include 'Nano Server'

Microsoft's next Windows Server may include a new "Nano Server" element, according to reports.

New Freeware Exposes Active Directory Permissions

IT auditing software provider Netwrix released a free tool to help security teams reduce risk of inside jobs by reporting permissions in Active Directory and file shares.

Apple's OSes Top 'Most Vulnerable' List of 2014

Both Apple and Linux finished the year with more security flaws than Microsoft's OSes.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Password Rollover Feature for Social Media Accounts

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory team released a "preview" this week of an automatic password rollover feature for organizations that use shared social media accounts.

Microsoft Kills Lenovo Superfish Adware

Windows Defender will now block and prompt users how to easily remove the adware found preinstalled on some Lenovo systems.

New Government-Linked Spyware Found in Hard Drive Firmware

The malware used is impossible to remove from infected devices, according to Kaspersky Lab.

Microsoft Outlook iOS and Android App Bugs Lead to Enterprise Privacy Concerns

The security issues have led the European Parliament to completely block access from the app.

Microsoft Addresses 41 IE Flaws in February Patch

This Month's security update also includes two additional "critical" remote code execution fixes for Windows.

Millions of Anthem Customers' Data Stolen in Breach

The company said that information including, names, birthdays, addresses and Social Security numbers were taken.

Manage Mobile Devices and Policies in Active Directory

Introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2, Workplace Join lets otherwise incapable mobile devices participate in an Active Directory domain, but doesn't provide comprehensive security.

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