Security


Active Directory Certificate Services: Don't Overthink It

Authentication and the venerable domain controller have been inseparable concepts since the earliest days of the Windows Server OS.

Report: Average Data Breach Cost Rises to $3.8 Million

That's a jump of 23 percent since 2013.

RSA Extends Push into Identity and Threat Analytics

RSA Security LLC, the company known for the development of the industry standard public key cryptography algorithm and the popular SecureID authentication platform, is spreading its wings.

GNU Creator: Windows, Mac OS X and Android Are Malware

The GNU creator argues that today's major platforms don't do enough to protect user privacy and freedom rights.

Microsoft Rolling Out Security Enhancements for Outlook, Intune and OneDrive for Business

Microsoft expects to release a new "managed Outlook app" sometime this quarter that will enable enhanced data security protections for organizations.

Critics Skeptical of the Latest Microsoft Biometric Push

Does Microsoft's Windows Hello biometric login system avoid the security pitfalls that plague traditional passwords?

Ditch Passwords in Windows 10 with Windows Hello

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.

'Critical' IE Fix Highlights Microsoft's May Patch

This month's security update also includes "critical" bulletins for Windows, Office and .NET Framework.

Microsoft Edge Browser Jettisoning Older Technologies for Better Security

Microsoft talked last week about how its new Edge Web browser is improving security while jettisoning older Internet Explorer technologies along the way.

Microsoft Announces Threat Analysis Preview and Coming Security Update Changes

Ignite event profiles new security tools and patch approaches.

Microsoft Cracks Down on Misleading Internet Ads in Internet Explorer

Users will be warned if an ad may be fraudulent or misleading.

Microsoft Releases Outlook for Android Native App

Microsoft today released Outlook for Android, its native e-mail client app for Android devices.

Microsoft Announces New Office 365 Security and Transparency Features

Unveiled at this year's RSA security convention, Customer Lockbox will force any data access by Microsoft to be approved by customers.

Windows Patch Tuesday Hole Being Used in Zero-Day Attacks

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.

April Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Releases 4 'Critical' Fixes

This month's Security Update includes a fix for a 0-day issue in Microsoft Office.

Researchers Discover SMB Security Flaw in All Windows Versions

Security firm Cylance has reportedly uncovered a Windows security issue that could lead to attackers stealing user credentials.

Microsoft Announces Exchange Online Advance Threat Protection for Office 365

Microsoft on Wednesday announced new security tools for Office 365 users that aim to harden e-mail from phishing and malware attacks.

'Dyre Wolf' Malware Steals Millions from Enterprises

Researchers at IBM have discovered an active attack campaign using a variation of the Dyre Trojan that has already stolen millions from organizations.

Vulnerability Report Points To Biggest Windows Security Offenders

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.

If You Don't Pay the Cyberattackers, They'll Kill Your Data

Encrypting ransomware is an annoying persistent threat that many IT admins unfortunately write off as an ID10T error they can't do much about. End-user training and targeted backup strategies can serve as effective enterprise countermeasures.

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