Security


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.

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.

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 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Microsoft Planning To Block Outdated Flash ActiveX in IE 11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.

Don't Pay the Ransom!

Even adhering to best practices won't completely protect you from malware infection.

How To Track Activities in Office 365

Keep track on users in Office 365 with this easy setup.

Microsoft Updating Windows To Kill Off Its Journal Application

Microsoft wants its Windows Journal note-taking app gone because it's considered to be a security risk.

Big Backup Targets: Balancing Data Integrity and Security

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.

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