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Microsoft Previews Azure Confidential Computing and Managed Service Identity Security Protections

Microsoft this week announced previews of two new Microsoft Azure security measures.

Microsoft Edge Team Outlines Browser Dev and Security Improvements at Summit Event

The developer team behind Microsoft Edge talked about the browser's progress during the third-annual Microsoft Edge Web Summit today in Seattle.

How To Disable SMB 1.0

Despite Microsoft patching many of the security vulnerabilities, including the one that led to the WannaCry attack, it's a smart move to disable the protocol to avoid future security headaches.

The Security and Financial Perils of Do-It-Yourself IT

Doing IT yourself might seem like a smart way to save money, but the risks aren't worth it.

Just-in-Time VM Access and Other Microsoft Azure Tools Previewed

Microsoft highlighted a couple of Azure security and management tools this week.

Microsoft To Block EMET in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft last week explained more about how its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is getting removed and also how it is getting integrated into the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service.

Kaspersky Lab Ending Microsoft Antitrust Complaints

Kaspersky Lab announced today that it is ending its recent antitrust complaints against Microsoft.

Microsoft Cloud App Security Service Gets Auto-Remediation Feature

Microsoft's Cloud App Security service can now perform actions automatically when certain kinds of security threats get detected.

Microsoft Previewing Azure Active Directory Sign-In Changes Coming Next Month

Microsoft is previewing yet another sign-in experience for Azure Active Directory and Microsoft account users, giving organizations notice of changes that will get established this fall.

Microsoft Previews Web Server Security Baseline Tool

Microsoft this week offered yet another preview of a new Operations Management Suite (OMS) feature, this time focused on checking the security compliance of Windows Web servers.

Microsoft Releases Advanced Threat Analytics Version 1.8

Microsoft released the latest version of its Advanced Threat Analytics forensic security solution this week.

First Look: Azure Web Application Firewall

Learn how to configure and protect cloud-based apps in Azure.

Adobe and Browser Makers Announce the End of Flash

Adobe will stop supporting its Flash Player browser plug-in by the end of 2020, the company announced today.

Microsoft Ending Windows PowerShell 2.0 Support with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows PowerShell 2.0 will be one of the features that won't survive when Microsoft releases the Windows 10 "fall creators update."

New IBM Z Mainframe Promises 'Pervasive Encryption' for Cloud Era

The company is looking to take datacenter security into the future by making sure data is secure at every point.

Microsoft Pressed to Defend Windows Defender

Microsoft claims that its antivirus software does not receive an unfair advantage due to being bundled with Windows 10.

Researchers Claim Petya Outbreak Was Disguised Wiper Attack

The June 27 Petya outbreak may have been instigated by "wiper" malware that was disguised as ransomware, and possibly it was unleashed by a state actor.

EMET and Other Security Tools Coming to Windows 10 'Fall Creators Update'

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit will be coming back in the Windows 10 "fall creators update," Microsoft announced this week.

New Petya Ransomware Outbreak Tapping SMB 1 Windows Flaw

Another ransomware outbreak was reported today worldwide, although it likely is using other techniques to spread compared with last month's WannaCry ransomware attack.

How To Prevent the Use of USB Media in Windows 10

Introducing an unknown USB device into a network can cause a host of security headaches. Take away the threat in Windows 10 in just a few short steps.

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