Security


Microsoft Altering Windows Support Policies Based on New Hardware

Microsoft's product lifecycle support policies for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 could vary somewhat, based on a machine's underlying hardware and chip technologies.

Windows 8 No Longer Supported and Potentially Insecure

Windows 8 passed Microsoft's "extended support" milestone yesterday, which marks its continued use as a potential security hazard.

Office 365 and Edge: What is Microsoft's End Game?

Here's a speculative look on how Microsoft's new browser plays into its Office 365 strategy.

Microsoft's New Security Approach

Microsoft is shifting to an operational focus and creating a security graph to help address the alarming new threat landscape and the rise of cloud computing.

Some .NET Framework 4 Versions Losing Product Support Next Month

Microsoft issued a reminder to organizations today that it will be ending product support next month for .NET Framework versions 4, 4.5 and 4.5.1.

Microsoft Previews Azure Security Center

The new cloud security suite can also be used in on-premises environments and in Amazon's cloud.

Intel Steps Up Focus on Threat Landscape

Plus: SolarWinds releases new server health monitoring tool; Veeam Availability Suite v9 coming soon.

Microsoft Blocks Dell Certs Due to Security Concerns

The company's included self-signed certificates in some of its shipped hardware could be used to monitor Web traffic.

Microsoft Reissues Outlook Patch After Reported User Crashes

Microsoft rereleased a security update for Microsoft Outlook after users reported bugs after installing, including system crashes.

Microsoft To Acquire Information Protection Firm Secure Islands

Microsoft on Monday announced that it is in the process of acquiring Israeli-based security firm Secure Islands Technology, Ltd.

Microsoft Ending Its Forefront Web Protection Services Next Month

Microsoft's Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Protection Services will be coming to an end next month.

Microsoft Shows Off Windows 10 Credential Guard

Microsoft published a demo this week of Credential Guard, a Windows 10 security virtualization feature designed to ward off credential theft.

10 Tips for Securing Active Directory Environments

Managing accounts with a security-first approach will help to avoid costly incursions.

Windows To Go Getting a Second Shot with Windows 10

Imation execs discuss Windows To Go portable desktops as enabled by Windows 10.

'Critical' Internet Explorer RCE Flaw Fix Highlights October's Patch Tuesday

Microsoft released a small patch featuring six bulletins.

What Does Cortana Really Know About You?

Limit your digital personal assistant from knowing a little too much about yourself.

VMware Pushes Out Fixes for 3 Hardware Security Holes

VMware has released security updates for three significant flaws in vCenter Server and ESXi.

Attackers Targeting Cisco Routers with Modified Firmware

The attack replaces the hardware's IOS, allowing for traffic to be secretly monitored and the further injection of malware.

Microsoft's September Security Patch Includes Cumulative IE and Edge Update

Multiple memory corruption flaws look to be fixed with this month's Patch Tuesday offering.

Microsoft Finalizes Acquisition of Cloud Security Vendor Adallom

The deal looks to strengthen online protection of data across Microsoft's cloud services.

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