Security


IDC Advocates for 'Patch Independence' Mindset To Address Security Risks

IDC offered a somewhat contrarian view this week on how organizations should best protect against security incidents.

Microsoft Previews Workflow Enhancements to Azure Active Directory Privileged ID Management Service

Microsoft is previewing two improvements to its Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management service.

Microsoft Said To Be Buying Hexadite Security Firm

Microsoft reportedly has agreed to buy software security firm Hexadite for $100 million.

Microsoft Offers More Advice on Disabling Windows SMB 1

Microsoft's position on Server Message Block version 1 in Windows systems is that organizations should just get rid of it.

Microsoft Offers Tips on Removing Insecure SMB 1 from Windows Networks

Microsoft recently highlighted some tools that IT pros can use to detect if Server Message Block version 1 (SMB 1) is being used in a network.

DocuSign Breach Leads to Massive Phishing Campaign

Digital signature technology firm DocuSign today alerted customers that part of its systems have been compromised, which has led to an increase in phishing e-mails sent to users of the service.

Microsoft Releases Windows Ransomware Patch, Blasts NSA for Malware Stockpile

Microsoft on Friday released a security update for Windows XP that fixes an SMB v1 hole that has been recently used to spread ransomware via phishing attacks.

Using Office 365 To Get a Handle on Spam

While Office 365 does a good job at blocking most incoming spam e-mails, improvements can be made by users to increase its efficiency.

Ransomware Outbreak Targeting Windows SMB Flaw

A large ransomware outbreak affecting some Windows systems is in effect today, with a report from the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center estimating 45,000 attacks in 74 countries.

Microsoft Highlights Edge Browser Management in Windows 10

Microsoft on Thursday enumerated browser management policies of benefit to IT pros that are available with Windows 10 version 1703, the "creators update."

Kaspersky Lab's Complaint Against Microsoft Continues Despite Windows 10 Improvements

Kaspersky Lab's chairman and CEO this week indicated how an antitrust dispute with Microsoft has been faring after about six months.

OpenSSH Windows Nearing Completion

Microsoft announced today that efforts to integrate the open source Secure Shell (OpenSSH) protocol with Windows (Win32) are nearing completion.

How To Set Up Windows To Go

Microsoft's s secure option for accessing your desktop when working remotely only takes a few minutes (and a 32GB flash drive) to get up and running.

RIP Internet Privacy

With the rollback of FCC regulations, ISPs can now do what they want with your information.

Microsoft Previews Simpler Document Protection with Azure Information Protection

Microsoft is previewing a more simplified administrative approach to adding protection settings for documents when using its Azure Information Protection service.

Microsoft Claims To Have Patched Shadow Brokers-Exposed Windows Flaws

Microsoft indicated that it has already patched Windows flaws exposed by newly leaked hacking tools, a problem that came to light on Friday.

Older Windows Systems Targeted by Newly Released Hack Tools

Microsoft is investigating reports about leaked hacking tools that target older Windows systems.

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Creators Update and Security Patches

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of the Windows 10 "creators update," along with security updates and some product deprecations.

How To Say Goodbye to Passwords

Eliminating passwords by configuring settings and policies with Windows Hello or the picture-tracking option will create more secure authentication to devices and Active Directory.

Microsoft Outlines Privacy Changes in Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft today described some new privacy options that will be appearing in the Windows 10 "creators update."

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