Security


Microsoft Planning To Block Outdated Flash ActiveX in IE 11

Microsoft announced this week that it's planning to initiate a new limited-time blocking scheme for out-of-date Adobe Flash ActiveX used in its Internet Explorer 11 browser.

Azure Active Directory ID Protection and Privileged ID Management Services Going Live Next Week

Microsoft plans to commercially offer its Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service and its Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management service, starting on Sept. 15.

Microsoft Updates Advance Threat Analytics with Increased Detection Capabilities

Microsoft late last week announced that its cloud-based security solution, Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) version 1.7, is now available.

Windows Ink, Cortana and Security

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update makes it possible to interact with a system when locked. This can have both security advantages and disadvantages.

Microsoft Expands Azure Active Directory ID Protection Preview with User Risk Policy

Microsoft has improved its preview of the Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service for federated tenants and also expanded the preview to Europe.

Cisco Firewall Products Targeted by NSA Hacking Tools

Cisco this week acknowledged that some of its firewall appliance products are being targeted by purportedly leaked U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) hacking tools.

No 'Golden Keys' Released with Windows Secure Boot Slip Up

There were no actual software keys involved when anonymous researchers claimed that Microsoft had leaked so-called "golden keys" to the Windows secure boot protection scheme, according to an industry veteran.

Microsoft Denies Windows PC Secure Boot Compromise

Anonymous security researchers are claiming that Microsoft has compromised the Windows "secure boot" protection scheme.

RC4 Support in Microsoft Edge and IE Going Away with August Patch

Microsoft announced today that it really is ending RC4 support in its Edge and Internet Explorer 11 browsers.

Don't Pay the Ransom!

Even adhering to best practices won't completely protect you from malware infection.

How To Track Activities in Office 365

Keep track on users in Office 365 with this easy setup.

Microsoft Updating Windows To Kill Off Its Journal Application

Microsoft wants its Windows Journal note-taking app gone because it's considered to be a security risk.

Big Backup Targets: Balancing Data Integrity and Security

The move to protect data in the cloud is rising incrementally, and while there are numerous services provider options, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are key choices.

Microsoft Azure Security Center Goes Live

Microsoft announced today that its Azure Security Center service has reached "general availability" commercial release.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Certificate Support for Android and iOS Office 365 Apps

Microsoft announced two new Azure Active Directory previews this week.

Azure Active Directory Certificate Rollover Occurring August 15

Microsoft has scheduled its next Azure Active Directory certificate rollover to take place on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.

Windows Server 2003 Still Used by 18 Percent of Orgs

Windows Server 2003 is still being used, even though it lost Microsoft's product update support one year ago, a recent study has found.

Microsoft Offers More Advice on Group Policy Patch Problems

Microsoft this week offered yet another explanation about how its June security patch can break Group Policy Object (GPO) settings for organizations and how to address the changes.

What's New in Windows Server 2016 TP5 Hyper-V

Better backups, checkpoints and security are highlights of the latest version.

System Center Configuration Manager Tech Preview 1606 Available

Microsoft this month released System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Technical Preview 1606.

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