Microsoft announced a couple of "general availability" milestones for two Azure Active Directory products this week.
Microsoft plans to increase its Azure Active Directory certificate update pace, with the next rollover happening on Oct. 10.
A Reuters story reported that Yahoo had cooperated last year with U.S. intelligence officials to scan all incoming Yahoo e-mail traffic.
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's network has been hacked, and the information from "at least 500 million user accounts" was stolen.
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 is appealing to organizations to stop using Server Message Block (SMB) version 1.
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.
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 late last week announced that its cloud-based security solution, Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) version 1.7, is now available.
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 has improved its preview of the Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service for federated tenants and also expanded the preview to Europe.
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.
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.
Anonymous security researchers are claiming that Microsoft has compromised the Windows "secure boot" protection scheme.
Microsoft announced today that it really is ending RC4 support in its Edge and Internet Explorer 11 browsers.
Even adhering to best practices won't completely protect you from malware infection.
Keep track on users in Office 365 with this easy setup.
Microsoft wants its Windows Journal note-taking app gone because it's considered to be a security risk.
The move to protect data in the cloud is rising incrementally, and while there are numerous services provider options, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are key choices.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz