Aside from the privacy issues, granting government agencies with access provides security holes for attackers to take advantage of, the MIT report argues.
The company said that it is being done to provide customers with control over which updates to install.
Microsoft turned on its Azure Key Vault service this week for commercial use.
Microsoft argues that the problem would not be addressed due to the difficulty of exploiting the hole and the small possible target size of the vulnerability.
The FBI is investigating whether St. Louis Cardinals officials breached a private database of the Houston Astros.
Microsoft is planning to compel organizations to install updates to Windows 10 by a certain period of time.
Microsoft is adding Android and iOS Outlook client authentication improvements this month for its Office 365 Exchange Online subscribers.
Plus, Microsoft turns on HTTP Strict Transport Security for Internet Explorer 11.
Microsoft's Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) solution, an Exchange Online e-mail security feature, went live this month.
A deep dive into Microsoft's BitLocker full-disk encryption technology was posted by Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept on Thursday.
- By Scott Bekker
Microsoft's PowerShell team is now contributing to the development efforts of the open source OpenSSH community.
A reported 53 issues were found in D-Link products and 22 in SOHO routers.
Authentication and the venerable domain controller have been inseparable concepts since the earliest days of the Windows Server OS.
- By Greg Shields
That's a jump of 23 percent since 2013.
The GNU creator argues that today's major platforms don't do enough to protect user privacy and freedom rights.
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.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft expects to release a new "managed Outlook app" sometime this quarter that will enable enhanced data security protections for organizations.
Does Microsoft's Windows Hello biometric login system avoid the security pitfalls that plague traditional passwords?
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
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.