Security


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."

Microsoft Releases Office 365 Threat Intelligence and Data Governance Services

Two Microsoft Office 365 security products were commercially released today, including the Threat Intelligence service and the Advanced Data Governance solution.

Nonprofit Under Attack: A Cyber Defense Case Study

Planned Parenthood has sustained an unrelenting onslaught of cyberattacks over the past two years, but the organization has a comprehensive blueprint to defend its infrastructure and safeguard sensitive information with a cloud-first, mobile-optimized makeover. Here’s a look at how an SMB nonprofit is coping with problems that would challenge the largest enterprise.

Windows 10 Creators Update Current Branch Arriving April 11

Microsoft plans to start delivering its new Windows 10 "creators update" globally, starting on April 11, according to an announcement.

Microsoft Intune Now Integrated with Skycure Mobile Threat Analytics

The Microsoft Intune mobile management service now works with Skycure's mobile device protection service, Microsoft announced this week.

Hybrid Exchange PowerShell Tool Now Has Multifactor Authentication

IT pros managing Exchange Server and Exchange Online accounts via remote PowerShell now have the ability to protect those sessions with multifactor authentication.

Is Social Engineering the New Alternative to Ransomware?

As we increase our defenses against ransomware, attackers are shifting their scamming methods.

Microsoft Resumes Security Updates with 'Largest' Patch Tuesday Release

Microsoft resumed its monthly security update releases on Tuesday following a rare deferral last month.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Limited Access for SharePoint and OneDrive

Microsoft today announced a preview of a new Azure Active Directory management option that's designed to thwart "data leakage" scenarios.

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