Microsoft Releases SharePoint Server Sandbox Alternative with New Managed Solutions Gallery

Microsoft this week announced a new Managed Solutions Gallery sandbox security capability for its SharePoint 2010-, 2013- and 2016-branded server products.

Microsoft Research Releases Anti-Recon Security Tool

Security researchers at Microsoft have released a PowerShell script that aims at stopping attackers from pulling off reconnaissance in a compromised network.

Microsoft Makes the Case for Windows Server 2016

The company showcased the latest Windows Server improvements in security, cost savings and cloud-based app management.

Shavlik Offers Tips on the New Microsoft Patch Approach

Security and patch management software vendor Shavlik offered its views about this week's Patch Tuesday release event, which will bring a world of changes for busy IT pros.

Microsoft Goes Live with Azure Active Directory Conditional Access and Information Protection Services

Microsoft announced a couple of "general availability" milestones for two Azure Active Directory products this week.

Yahoo Reportedly Bulk Scanned E-Mails for U.S. Intelligence

A Reuters story reported that Yahoo had cooperated last year with U.S. intelligence officials to scan all incoming Yahoo e-mail traffic.

Microsoft Rolling Out New Azure Active Directory Certificate Policy This Month

Microsoft plans to increase its Azure Active Directory certificate update pace, with the next rollover happening on Oct. 10.

Microsoft Edge Application Guard Takes Center Stage

Microsoft's biggest security announcement this week during its Ignite event for IT pros may have concerned Edge, the company's consumer-oriented Web browser.

Yahoo Biggest Security Breach Yet at 500 Million Accounts Exposed

Yahoo's network has been hacked, and the information from "at least 500 million user accounts" was stolen.

Dissecting Windows 10 Security

New features such as the Antimalware Scan Interface, Virtualization-Based Security and threat analytics are making Windows much more difficult to exploit, but hackers and researchers demonstrate it's still not impossible.

Microsoft Wants To Kill Off Server Message Block 1

Microsoft is appealing to organizations to stop using Server Message Block (SMB) version 1.

Microsoft Planning To Block Outdated Flash ActiveX in IE 11

Microsoft announced this week that it's planning to initiate a new limited-time blocking scheme for out-of-date Adobe Flash ActiveX used in its Internet Explorer 11 browser.

Azure Active Directory ID Protection and Privileged ID Management Services Going Live Next Week

Microsoft plans to commercially offer its Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service and its Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management service, starting on Sept. 15.

Microsoft Updates Advance Threat Analytics with Increased Detection Capabilities

Microsoft late last week announced that its cloud-based security solution, Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) version 1.7, is now available.

Windows Ink, Cortana and Security

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update makes it possible to interact with a system when locked. This can have both security advantages and disadvantages.

Microsoft Expands Azure Active Directory ID Protection Preview with User Risk Policy

Microsoft has improved its preview of the Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service for federated tenants and also expanded the preview to Europe.

Cisco Firewall Products Targeted by NSA Hacking Tools

Cisco this week acknowledged that some of its firewall appliance products are being targeted by purportedly leaked U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) hacking tools.

No 'Golden Keys' Released with Windows Secure Boot Slip Up

There were no actual software keys involved when anonymous researchers claimed that Microsoft had leaked so-called "golden keys" to the Windows secure boot protection scheme, according to an industry veteran.

Microsoft Denies Windows PC Secure Boot Compromise

Anonymous security researchers are claiming that Microsoft has compromised the Windows "secure boot" protection scheme.

RC4 Support in Microsoft Edge and IE Going Away with August Patch

Microsoft announced today that it really is ending RC4 support in its Edge and Internet Explorer 11 browsers.

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