Security


Microsoft To Separate IE Patches from Security-Only Updates Next Month

Microsoft today announced a couple of changes on how it plans to deliver Windows security updates for organizations.

Microsoft Replacing Old Security Bulletins Portal Next Month

Microsoft's venerable "Security Bulletins" portal, which lists monthly software patch releases, will get replaced next month as Microsoft goes live with its new "Security Updates Guide" portal.

Microsoft Highlights Windows Hello Companion Device Progress

Microsoft's partners have been busy producing alternative means for verifying user identities without passwords via Windows Hello.

IT Security Battle: Is Microsoft All You Need?

As Microsoft bakes more security features into Windows, officials are telling customers they don't need third-party endpoint protection tools.

Microsoft Changing Privacy Controls in Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft plans to change some of the privacy controls associated with Windows 10, with two main additions coming this spring.

Posey's Tech Predictions for 2017

From the growth of home AI to Microsoft's stepped up approach to battling ransomware, here's where technology and IT might be headed in the next 12 months.

Microsoft Taps Azure To Elevate Windows Advanced Threat Protection

Traditional antivirus software can't meet the threats aimed at enterprise networks and that's the mindset Microsoft took with the creation of Windows Defender ATP.

Exchange 2007 and SharePoint 2007 To Lose Support This Year

The year 2017 will bring notable end-of-life milestones for IT shops managing older Microsoft software, such as the 2007 versions of Exchange Server and SharePoint Server.

Yahoo Breach Exposed 1 Billion Accounts

Yahoo this week provided details about another security breach that exposed the data of "more than one billion user accounts."

Microsoft To Add Flash Blocking in Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft announced plans this week to further ease the use of the Adobe Flash Player in Windows 10.

Microsoft December Patch Release Has Fix for Windows 10 Internet Connection Problems

Microsoft's "patch Tuesday" release this month contains a fix for an Internet connection problem that reportedly had widespread effects on Windows 10 machines.

Microsoft Eases Local Password Protection with Azure Active Directory Pass-Through Authentication Preview

Microsoft announced a preview today of a new Azure Active Directory Pass-Through Authentication capability, as well as a preview of a "seamless" single sign-on feature.

Microsoft Changing How Security-Only Patch Supersedence Works This Month

Microsoft today announced a December change in its servicing model for older Windows environments after some customers got tripped up by the new patch model.

Windows 10 'Creators Update' To Bring Security Enhancements

Microsoft is planning to deliver some added security improvements for organizations when the Windows 10 "Creators Update" gets released.

Microsoft Offers Additional Guidance for Moving Away from SHA-1 Encryption

Microsoft has published a brief new guide for organizations grappling with the ongoing Shell Hashing Algorithim-1 (SHA-1) deprecation, which is a security concern for browser users and Web site operators.

Microsoft MVP Discloses Windows In-Place Upgrade Security Flaw

A Microsoft Most Valuable Professional this week disclosed a current security flaw that's associated with Windows in-place upgrades.

CERT Disputes Microsoft on Windows 10 Security Without EMET

A well-known security group is disputing Microsoft's claim that Windows 10 has good enough security protections without using the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit.

Battling Shadow IT with Office 365

Microsoft's Productivity App Discovery tool will let you monitor firewall logs for suspicious cloud app activity.

Security Firm Launches Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft and Windows 10

Security firm Kaspersky Lab is crying foul after accusing Microsoft of creating an environment in Windows 10 that puts competing security products at a disadvantage compared to the company's Windows Defender.

Microsoft Planning To End Support for EMET Security Tool

Microsoft will be throwing in the towel on its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit solution, which was designed to offer protections against common malware attack scenarios and exploit methods.

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