Microsoft's new security protection feature for Internet Explorer that blocks older installations of ActiveX will now start to take effect on Sept. 9, instead of the earlier announced Aug. 12 date, and it will only block Oracle Java ActiveX for now.
Microsoft wants organizations and individuals to use the latest Internet Explorer versions, so much so that it announced some new policy changes today.
Plus: Researchers create unlock key to reverse high-profile ransomware "CryptoLocker."
Microsoft plans to add ActiveX blocking capabilities into certain versions of its Internet Explorer browsers on Aug. 12.
This week's incident highlights the need for a change in attitudes relating to corporate security.
The study took a look at 16 multinational enterprises in the first half of 2014 to map out what the top trouble areas for IT are.
The latest version adds two new mitigation features and support for 64-bit systems.
Since Edward Snowden first revealed major cloud companies' cooperation with the NSA's covert surveillance, Microsoft and other vendors have been fighting hard to restore their image through public measures to protect users' privacy. While Redmond readers respect the effort to varying degrees, they're taking their own countermeasures.
When it comes to enterprise security, you're not paranoid -- everyone is out to get you.
The test sent many security software offerings through a gauntlet to measure protection, useability and performance. Three received a perfect score of 30.
Microsoft is downplaying the disclosure and has offered multiple ways IT can avoid attack.
Oracle released its quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) on Tuesday with 113 security flaw fixes for multiple Oracle products, including 20 for Java Standard Edition (Java SE).
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While the InstallShield flaw currently has a limited workaround, there's no word on whether the Dell problem is further being investigated by Microsoft.
The update will prevent the spoofed certificates from being used in man-in-the-middle attacks.
The lawyer and journalist responsible for providing many of the details on government surveillance from Edward Snowden conducted an online Q&A on Wednesday.
Microsoft's monthly security update comes with fixes for 29 flaws and includes three updated security advisories.
Target. Equifax. Michaels. Heartbleed. IT security breaches and exploits just keep rolling in and for most companies, it hasn't made a bit of difference.
Microsoft issued a notice today that it plans to no longer deliver its security alerts via e-mail, starting on July 1.
Microsoft this week issued an update to its Windows Update/Microsoft Update client that aims to strengthen security for certain Windows users.
Microsoft changed how Internet Explorer 11 handles password information on forms with the aim of giving users more control.