Security Advisor


Top Windows XP Antivirus Software Tested -- And They Still Work

The test sent many security software offerings through a gauntlet to measure protection, useability and performance. Three received a perfect score of 30.

Critical Active Directory Design Flaw Could Compromise User Passwords

Microsoft is downplaying the disclosure and has offered multiple ways IT can avoid attack.

InstallShield and Dell Encryption Crashes Connected to July Security Patch

While the InstallShield flaw currently has a limited workaround, there's no word on whether the Dell problem is further being investigated by Microsoft.

Microsoft Issues Advisory To Block Spoofed Google and Yahoo SSL Certs

The update will prevent the spoofed certificates from being used in man-in-the-middle attacks.

Glenn Greenwald: 'Significant' Government Surveillance Change Coming

The lawyer and journalist responsible for providing many of the details on government surveillance from Edward Snowden conducted an online Q&A on Wednesday.

Microsoft's July Patch Includes IE, Windows Journal Fixes

Microsoft's monthly security update comes with fixes for 29 flaws and includes three updated security advisories.

Microsoft Previews Security Threat Info Cloud Exchange Platform

The new cloud-based platform looks to streamline threat information to make it easier for users and machines to access and read.

Cloud Providers, Vendors Stepping Up Encryption

The most recent high-profile offering comes from HP with its split-key cloud security suite.

59 IE Flaw Fixes Included in Microsoft's June Security Update

Plus: Microsoft warns of the importance of keeping Java patched.

New OpenSSL Encryption Flaw Found, Fix Now Available

The vulnerability has been discovered out of the wake of the Heartbleed bug disclosure.

Microsoft's New Security Bulletin Tool Aims To Streamline Updates

The new service allows for custom security bulletin reports based off of users' needs.

Registry Hack Allows for Continued Windows XP Security Support

The workaround allows desktop users to push through Windows Embedded updates to their Windows XP machines.

Report Finds 97 Percent of Networks Have Been Breached

The report by security firm FireEye found that network security can't keep up with the sophistication of today's attacks.

NSA Allegedly Placed Backdoors in Domestic Routers Sent Overseas

A new book said that the compromised devices sent overseas did not have any specific targets in mind.

Oauth and OpenID Flaw Affecting Google, Hotmail, Facebook

Another major Web software flaw has been disclosed, one that could redirect your personal information into the wrong hands.

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