Security


Windows PowerShell 5.0 Expected To Add Improved Security

Microsoft is planning to deliver its Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 release-to-manufacturing (RTM) version by the end of this month, which also will bring PowerShell 5.0 with it.

Hybrid Exchange Server 2013 Environments To Face April 15 Update Deadline

An Exchange security certificate renewal that's set to arrive in mid-April will adversely affect organizations with "hybrid" messaging setups if their servers are not up to date, Microsoft warned late last week.

W3C Using FIDO To Improve Password-Based Web Security

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced this week that it has formed a new Web Authentication Working Group to improve Web access security.

Security Patch Woes: Windows 10 Update Resets Default Settings, Office Fix Crashes Word

Microsoft's February security update is causing issues for Windows 10 and Word 2013 users.

Out-of-Band Java Security Patch Released for Windows

Oracle has released an emergency fix that looks to address an issue when installing Java on Windows.

Avoiding Tech Support Scams

While you might be able to spot an obvious scam from a mile away, friends and family may need some warning.

Report: Enterprise Security Confidence Declining Due to Old Hardware

Aging technology, coupled with a growing number of sophisticated attacks have organizations feeling like they're at a disadvantage when it comes to network security, according to a recent Cisco report.

Microsoft Altering Windows Support Policies Based on New Hardware

Microsoft's product lifecycle support policies for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 could vary somewhat, based on a machine's underlying hardware and chip technologies.

Windows 8 No Longer Supported and Potentially Insecure

Windows 8 passed Microsoft's "extended support" milestone yesterday, which marks its continued use as a potential security hazard.

Office 365 and Edge: What is Microsoft's End Game?

Here's a speculative look on how Microsoft's new browser plays into its Office 365 strategy.

Microsoft's New Security Approach

Microsoft is shifting to an operational focus and creating a security graph to help address the alarming new threat landscape and the rise of cloud computing.

Some .NET Framework 4 Versions Losing Product Support Next Month

Microsoft issued a reminder to organizations today that it will be ending product support next month for .NET Framework versions 4, 4.5 and 4.5.1.

Microsoft Previews Azure Security Center

The new cloud security suite can also be used in on-premises environments and in Amazon's cloud.

Intel Steps Up Focus on Threat Landscape

Plus: SolarWinds releases new server health monitoring tool; Veeam Availability Suite v9 coming soon.

Microsoft Blocks Dell Certs Due to Security Concerns

The company's included self-signed certificates in some of its shipped hardware could be used to monitor Web traffic.

Microsoft Reissues Outlook Patch After Reported User Crashes

Microsoft rereleased a security update for Microsoft Outlook after users reported bugs after installing, including system crashes.

Microsoft To Acquire Information Protection Firm Secure Islands

Microsoft on Monday announced that it is in the process of acquiring Israeli-based security firm Secure Islands Technology, Ltd.

Microsoft Ending Its Forefront Web Protection Services Next Month

Microsoft's Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Protection Services will be coming to an end next month.

Microsoft Shows Off Windows 10 Credential Guard

Microsoft published a demo this week of Credential Guard, a Windows 10 security virtualization feature designed to ward off credential theft.

10 Tips for Securing Active Directory Environments

Managing accounts with a security-first approach will help to avoid costly incursions.

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