Security


Microsoft Readies 13 Security Bulletins for Tuesday

The August patch from Microsoft will be thick with security fixes.

How To Manage Active Directory Password Policies in Windows Server 2008/R2

So, you think you know how password policies work in Active Directory? Well, you might ... or you might not. Find out how to manage Active Directory password policies in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2011 R2 Released

Microsoft on Monday rolled out a second release of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2011.

Google Goes Direct With Malware Warnings

Google this week announced that it will return a malware notice with search results for users deemed to have infected systems.

Microsoft Credits SAGE for Finding Software Security Flaws

Microsoft has been working to reduce security flaws in its Windows x86-based family of software products using an automated testing solution built by its own research group.

Microsoft Announces $250,000 Reward for Info on Rustock Ring

Microsoft today announced a cash reward of $250,000 to anyone providing information that leads to the criminal conviction of the Rustock botnet perpetrators. according to a blog post.

Windows XP Losing Support in 1,000 Days, Microsoft Warns

A somber note of sorts hit the 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference as Microsoft executives alerted the crowd of Windows XP's impending end, at least in terms of lifecycle support.

July Patch Tuesday Arrives with 4

As expected, the July patch from Microsoft arrives rather light with only four security bulletins -- one "critical" and three "important."

Cloud Adoption Checked by Security Concerns

Cloud computing security concerns outweigh the potential cost savings by a two to one margin, according to a recent survey of government and industry IT professionals by nCircle.

Microsoft Readies a Light 4 for July Patch Tuesday

Windows IT pros may be breathing a sigh of relief that the only fireworks in July occurred on a day off for U.S. workers.

Microsoft Report: Rustock Botnet Infections Halved Worldwide

Microsoft today released new information on the Rustock botnet ring, showing decreased infection rates since law enforcement actions took place.

Microsoft Now Says OS Reinstall Unnecessary for ' Popureb' Trojan

After previously advising Windows users infected with a new rootkit nicknamed 'Popureb' to completely reinstall the OS, Microsoft yesterday retracted, saying a complete wipe is not necessary.

Scareware Ring Allegedly Racked Up $74 Million

The FBI this week announced the arrest of two people suspected of being involved in a "scareware" scheme that extorted $74 million from about one million computer users over the last three years.

Google: Bypass IE and Admins With Chrome Frame

Google on Monday announced the availability of a test version of its Google Chrome Frame plug-in for Internet Explorer that installs without requiring administrative privileges.

Citrix CTO To Leave for Cloud Startup

Simon Crosby blogged that he's joining two other founders at Bromium; company will focus on security and virtualization solutions.

Hacker Groups Anonymous and LulzSec Planning Government Web Attacks

In an team up to attack government Web Sites, hacker groups LulzSec and Anonymous announced their intent to steal classified information and are encouraging others to follow in their footsteps.

Malware Removal: 3 Steps To Take

Computer malware has been a big problem for decades, but it seems to be on the upswing lately, requiring a thorough response.

U.S. Senate Web Site Hacked

The hacker group Lulz Security has claimed responsibility for breaking into the U.S. Senate's Web site over the weekend.

Gartner: PC Sales Down, Security Software Sees Growth

According to market research firm Gartner's newly revised forecast, growth of PC shipments will dip down into the single digits this year due to shifts in consumer spending.

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