Security


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.

Prevent Data Leakage with Windows Information Protection

Windows Information Protection is among many new security features introduced in last year’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update release, bringing data loss prevention to the OS.

Microsoft Rolls Out Premium Assurance Plans for Windows Server and SQL Server

Microsoft this month started selling "Premium Assurance" coverage plans for both Windows Server and SQL Server.

Google and Dutch Researchers Demonstrate Broken SHA-1 Web Security

Google this week announced that Shell Hashing Algorithm-1 (SHA-1) has been broken.

Microsoft Releases Adobe Flash Player Security Updates

In a surprise move, Microsoft on Tuesday released security updates to the Adobe Flash Player that's integrated with Windows systems.

Microsoft Improves Office 365 Protection Against Phishing Attacks (for Some)

While the new capabilities to protect Office 365 users from malicious e-mails are welcome, they're only available for those who are paying for the more expensive subscription model.

How To Deal with a DNS Poisoning Attack

When antimalware software isn't up to the challenge, it's time to take care of the problem manually.

Delayed Microsoft Security Updates Now Planned for March Arrival

Microsoft quietly updated a Feb. 14 announcement explaining the delay of its February security updates to state that the updates will now be arriving on March 14, or the next "update Tuesday."

Microsoft Defers February Security Updates

Microsoft has delayed its "patch Tuesday" security update release that was expected to arrive today.

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