Security


Cisco Looks To Bolster Network Security with Sourcefire Acquisition

The company is expected to pay close to $2.7 billion once the deal is finalized later this year.

Security Essentials Fails Antivirus Test

In a three-part test that looked at accuracy, protection and false positives, Microsoft's free antivirus program finished at the bottom.

Microsoft Claims Exchange Doesn't Need Preauthentication Security

Microsoft on Wednesday suggested that newer versions of Exchange and Exchange Online are now so secure that it's less necessary to check for unauthorized users.

Microsoft's Prism Involvement Detailed in Recently Leaked Documents

Microsoft, who has denied being involved with Prism since the program was first divulged, released a statement this week saying it did not provide the NSA with a backdoor to access personal Outlook.com e-mails and Skype conversations.

Exchange Online Protection Service Changeover Beginning This Summer

Microsoft soon will begin moving customers off an older Exchange security service.

'Critical' Windows and Internet Explorer Flaws Fixed in July's Patch Tuesday

This month's Microsoft Security Update also comes with word of a new policy for vulnerable apps in the Windows Store.

IE 10 Blocks More Malware than Competing Browsers 

In lab tests, Microsoft's latest browser blocks 99 percent of malware attacks. But can lab-tested attacks accurately represent real-world attacks?

Wanted: Microsoft Announces Bounties for Exposing Security Holes

Found a hole in Microsoft's latest version of Windows? You could be awarded $100,000.

Microsoft Gives NSA Early Access to Zero-Day Security Info

Microsoft is just one of many who have been sharing information on hardware specs and software vulnerabilities with government organizations.

Study: 93% of Java Users Not Running Latest Version

According to Websense, a San Diego-based information security solutions provider, most browser Java installations continue to be unpatched or outdated, leaving the majority of users vulnerable to exploit code already in use in the wild.

Internet Explorer Flaws Fixed in Microsoft's June Security Patch 

The cumulative security bulletin for Microsoft's Web browser addresses 19 separate flaws.

Small June Patch Tuesday Only Has One 'Critical' IE Fix

This month's security update will bring Microsoft's bulletin total for the year up to 51.

Windows 8.1's New and Improved Security Features

New features include updates to Windows Defender and Internet Explorer.

Gartner: Security Software Market Experiences Strong Growth

McAfee was the big winner, as its revenue increased 37 percent year-over-year.

Microsoft Launches Cloud-Based Botnet Infection Notification System

To provide real-time information on newly discovered threats, Microsoft this week launched its Cyber Threat Intelligence Program (C-TIP), a program that will alert ISPs and emergency response teams of newly infected systems.

Microsoft Faults IT Security Practices in 'Cloud Computing' Report

Microsoft this week published an assessment of organizational IT security, based on its own survey tool.

New Spear-Phishing Campaign Infects 12,000 Worldwide

Organizations in over 100 countries has been in the cross hairs of this cyber ring that originates in China.

Popular Ransomware Adds Ability To Steal Victims' Passwords

The infamous Trojan that's rolled up into widely used exploit kits is getting a new trick.

Microsoft Warns of Facebook Hijack via Browser Plugin

The malicious plugin could allow attackers to post on your behalf on the social networking site.

Dealing with BYOD Security Risks

IT is now challenged with implementing personal device security procedures that keeps networks safe from infection and protects data from being lost or stolen.

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