Security


Microsoft's Light March Patch Includes Critical IE Fix

This month marks the third relatively light patch rollout for Microsoft in a row for 2014.

97% of Mobile Threats Targeted Android Devices in 2013

The device platform also saw a large increase in malware motivated by profit.

Manage Active Directory Permissions: 4 Access Control Tools for IT

Create a comprehensive access policy to files and shares with these Windows permission management tools.

Secure Files in Windows Server 2012 with Active Directory RMS

How to install and configure Active Directory Rights Management Services to lock down your organization's files and shares.

Hackers Target More Than 30,000 Routers in DNS Attack Campaign

Many of the compromised devices were breached using simple brute force techniques to obtain the routers' passwords.

Microsoft Strengthens EMET Toolkit In Wake of Bypass

Microsoft announced the availability of EMET 5.0 Technical Preview at this week's RSA Conference.

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.

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