Security


Microsoft Improves Office 365 Protection Against Phishing Attacks (for Some)

While the new capabilities to protect Office 365 users from malicious e-mails are welcome, they're only available for those who are paying for the more expensive subscription model.

How To Deal with a DNS Poisoning Attack

When antimalware software isn't up to the challenge, it's time to take care of the problem manually.

Delayed Microsoft Security Updates Now Planned for March Arrival

Microsoft quietly updated a Feb. 14 announcement explaining the delay of its February security updates to state that the updates will now be arriving on March 14, or the next "update Tuesday."

Microsoft Defers February Security Updates

Microsoft has delayed its "patch Tuesday" security update release that was expected to arrive today.

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Secure Score

Microsoft has announced that Office 365 Secure Score API, the company's security analytics tool aimed at evaluating data risk levels in the cloud service, is now available for commercial Office 365 users.

Microsoft Outlines Coming Windows 10 Security Improvements

Microsoft announced some Windows 10 security improvements and milestones today in advance of the RSA security conference, taking place next week.

Users of Azure Site Caching Service Get HTTPS Custom Domain Support

Verizon, an Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) service partner with Microsoft, now provides HTTPS support for custom domains, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Policy Server Extension

Microsoft announced a public preview today of a new Azure Active Directory capability that could simplify identity and access networking issues for some organizations.

US-CERT Gives Notice of SMB Security Flaw in Windows Systems

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) published a vulnerability warning this week about a zero-day security exploit involving the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol in Windows systems.

How To Alter the Edge Browser's Ability To Access a Site

Here's how I fixed an issue when malware took down Edge's ability to connect to Google.

Microsoft Adds New Features to Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft announced that a couple of new features have been added to its Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection e-mail security service.

Windows 10 Creators Update To Get New Security Center

Microsoft plans to add a new Security Center feature when the Windows 10 "Creators Update" operating system rolls out.

SharePoint Online Users Getting Network Conditional Access Protection

Microsoft will issue a preview of a new conditional access capability for organizations using SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, starting on Friday.

Microsoft To Separate IE Patches from Security-Only Updates Next Month

Microsoft today announced a couple of changes on how it plans to deliver Windows security updates for organizations.

Microsoft Replacing Old Security Bulletins Portal Next Month

Microsoft's venerable "Security Bulletins" portal, which lists monthly software patch releases, will get replaced next month as Microsoft goes live with its new "Security Updates Guide" portal.

Microsoft Highlights Windows Hello Companion Device Progress

Microsoft's partners have been busy producing alternative means for verifying user identities without passwords via Windows Hello.

IT Security Battle: Is Microsoft All You Need?

As Microsoft bakes more security features into Windows, officials are telling customers they don't need third-party endpoint protection tools.

Microsoft Changing Privacy Controls in Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft plans to change some of the privacy controls associated with Windows 10, with two main additions coming this spring.

Posey's Tech Predictions for 2017

From the growth of home AI to Microsoft's stepped up approach to battling ransomware, here's where technology and IT might be headed in the next 12 months.

Microsoft Taps Azure To Elevate Windows Advanced Threat Protection

Traditional antivirus software can't meet the threats aimed at enterprise networks and that's the mindset Microsoft took with the creation of Windows Defender ATP.

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