As passwords become more ineffective, Microsoft is betting Windows 10 will up the ante on security Windows Hello and Passport, which aim to bring biometric authentication to the mainstream.
This month's security update also includes "critical" bulletins for Windows, Office and .NET Framework.
Microsoft talked last week about how its new Edge Web browser is improving security while jettisoning older Internet Explorer technologies along the way.
Ignite event profiles new security tools and patch approaches.
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Microsoft today released Outlook for Android, its native e-mail client app for Android devices.
Unveiled at this year's RSA security convention, Customer Lockbox will force any data access by Microsoft to be approved by customers.
Just one day after Microsoft released its monthly security patch, attackers had already reverse-engineered one of the bulletins and have been using it in active attacks.
This month's Security Update includes a fix for a 0-day issue in Microsoft Office.
Security firm Cylance has reportedly uncovered a Windows security issue that could lead to attackers stealing user credentials.
Microsoft on Wednesday announced new security tools for Office 365 users that aim to harden e-mail from phishing and malware attacks.
Researchers at IBM have discovered an active attack campaign using a variation of the Dyre Trojan that has already stolen millions from organizations.
Vulnerability management vendor Secunia last week released its annual "Secunia Vulnerability Review," with findings pointing an overall rise to vulnerabilities in 2014 by 18 percent compared to 2013.
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Microsoft announced today that it is adding three mobile device management capabilities to certain Office 365 subscription plans at no extra cost.
The company has warned that the bogus Internet certs could be used in man-in-the-middle attacks.
As the proliferation of breaches continues to put more user data into the wrong hands, the causes are often insufficient IT security and lax policies.
Also, the company announced a new security tool that will use Windows 10 device authentication over user passwords.
Microsoft has enabled encryption and information rights management protections for its Office 2016 for Mac suite of applications as an extra service.
Also included is a fix for the widespread FREAK bug.