Intel Corp. reported on Monday that it has discovered the cause of reboot issues that affected its Broadwell and Haswell processors after patches were applied designed to fix potential side-channel "speculative execution" exploits.
Intel Corp. this week offered a progress report on the state of its firmware updates to address the widespread problems of potential Meltdown and Spectre attacks, while also providing a description of the server performance hits that could result from applying those patches.
Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed that some computers with AMD chipsets were put into an unbootable state after receiving Jan. 3 Windows updates designed to address the Meltdown and Spectre attack methods.
Microsoft on Tuesday affirmed that Windows operating system updates released on Jan. 3 to address the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security issues will have noticeable system slowdown effects in some instances.
Apple released updates today for some of its products to address the potential security threats posed by two recently disclosed CPU attack methods.
Information about a general CPU security problem, along with some updates, was unleashed this week by researchers, chip makers, OS vendors and anti-malware software providers.
Using PowerShell, finding infected files can take just a few minutes to complete.
- By Adam Bertram
December 12 marked Microsoft's last "update Tuesday" for this year.
VMware and Carbon Black, a provider of endpoint security solutions, are working on a new security offering that aims to protect datacenters by analyzing historical application data.
In the wake of major high-profile incidence in 2017, worldwide enterprise spending on security is poised to rise 8 percent next year, according to Gartner, Inc.
Microsoft's new Advanced Threat Analytics 1.8 applies the company's latest advances in AI and machine learning to protect against ransomware and other malicious activity.
Microsoft announced today that its Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection service is now commercially available for use with SharePoint Online, OneDrive and Teams.
Microsoft has touted how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are solving many problems. Now Redmond and IT security providers are applying AI in cyberthreat detection.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Apple is issuing a patch today for macOS High Sierra users that fixes a major password-bypass flaw in that operating system.
Microsoft provided an explanation this month for an apparent security flaw in Address Space Layout Randomization, a Windows protection scheme.
The Microsoft Intune mobile management service can now include security protections for Android devices enabled by Google Play Protect services.
Nearly two months after Equifax revealed perhaps the worst breach of consumer data to date, more revelations of incompetence emerge, and yet the only ones who pay the price are the customers.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft today announced partnerships with Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften to integrate their threat protection services into the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service.
As the threat landscape gets more complicated, one possible solution seems obvious: Deploy more third-party security software. But what happens when those programs turn out to be part of the problem?
On Monday Adobe alerted the public that attackers are taking advantage of a remote code execution security vulnerability in its Flash platform in Web browsers.