Security


Microsoft Supporting S/MIME Security for Exchange Server, Outlook and Office 365

Microsoft has implemented the S/MIME e-mail security standard across its hosted and server-based Exchange products, the company announced this month.

Lock Down Your Data: 5 Encryption Tools for IT Pros

In wake of last year's revelations of government surveillance, IT can protect files from prying eyes. When it comes to encryption, you're better protected when you hold the keys.

Review: Latest GFI Cloud Version Strengthens Security Features

The new release of the company's systems management service gains improved policy control and eased administration.

Microsoft Goes Live with Office 365 Message Encryption

An Office 365 service that lets IT pros set the conditions for message encryption is now commercially available.

Windows XP Embedded Supported for Two or More Years

Not all Windows XP operating systems will become security risks after April 8.

IE 9 and 10 Zero-Day Attack Targeting U.S. Veterans

Those that have upgraded to the latest version of Microsoft's Web browser (Internet Explorer 11) are not at risk for attack.

Microsoft Beefs Up Exchange Online Protection

Microsoft announced improvements to its Exchange Online Protection service this week.

Microsoft Adds Free Multifactor Authentication to Office 365

Microsoft added multifactor authentication support to its Office 365 solutions this week.

2 Last-Minute 'Critical' XP Fixes Join Microsoft's February Patch

Microsoft's monthly patch includes four 'critical' and three 'important' fixes that address a total of 32 vulnerabilities.

Adobe Releases Emergency Patch for Zero-Day Flash Flaws

Kaspersky Labs, the firm who disclosed the flaw to Adobe, said one of the vulnerabilities is being used to steal user credentials.

Microsoft Discloses Government Data Request Stats

Along with the figures, Microsoft slams Obama's NSA surveillance reform plans for not going far enough to ensure transparency.

What We Need from Windows 9: A Wish List

If Microsoft wants its next OS to be a success, it should look to what made Windows XP so popular.

Microsoft Drops Lawsuits on Spy Request Reporting

Communications service providers now have a bit more leeway to disclose information about the secret information disclosure orders they receive.

Windows Malware Targeting Android Banking Apps

While malware moving from mobile devices to PCs have become the norm, malware moving in the opposite direction looks to be a new attacker trick.

Java Flaws and Android Malware Sharply Increase in 2013

Cisco found that 76 percent of all Web-based attacks were targeted at Java.

36 Java Flaws Fixed in Oracle's Security Patch

Oracle's quarterly patch arrived on Tuesday with new security fixes for 144 vulnerabilities in their products, including 36 fixes for Java Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7).

Microsoft Extends Antimalware Support for Windows XP Systems

Microsoft announced today that it will continue to provide antimalware support for Windows XP even after that operating system hits its product lifecycle end on April 8, 2014.

Microsoft's News and Xbox Twitter Accounts Hacked

The hacker collective Syrian Electronic Army took credit for the hacks and posted fake messages warning that Microsoft is spying on users' e-mail accounts.

Security Essentials Support for Windows XP Ending in April

After April 8, option to download Microsoft's free antimalware software for XP systems won't be available.

Documents Shed Light on NSA Surveillance Tools

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

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