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Microsoft To Buy Cloud Security Firm Adallom for $320 Million

The move will help to strengthen Office 365's security capabilities.

July Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Fixes 3 Zero-Day Flaws

Microsoft releases a large security update, which includes four critically rated fixes for IE, Hyper-V and Windows.

Report: Government Surveillance Backdoors Leading to Unsecure Networks

Aside from the privacy issues, granting government agencies with access provides security holes for attackers to take advantage of, the MIT report argues.

Samsung Accused of Blocking Security Updates in its PCs

The company said that it is being done to provide customers with control over which updates to install.

HP Discloses Info on an Unpatched Internet Explorer Vulnerability

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.

Corporate Espionage Hits Major League Baseball

The FBI is investigating whether St. Louis Cardinals officials breached a private database of the Houston Astros.

Patch Tuesday Is Still Alive: 2 'Critical' Bulletins Released for June

Plus, Microsoft turns on HTTP Strict Transport Security for Internet Explorer 11.

Researchers Find Multiple Security Holes in D-Link and SOHO Routers

A reported 53 issues were found in D-Link products and 22 in SOHO routers.

Report: Average Data Breach Cost Rises to $3.8 Million

That's a jump of 23 percent since 2013.

GNU Creator: Windows, Mac OS X and Android Are Malware

The GNU creator argues that today's major platforms don't do enough to protect user privacy and freedom rights.

'Critical' IE Fix Highlights Microsoft's May Patch

This month's security update also includes "critical" bulletins for Windows, Office and .NET Framework.

Microsoft Announces Threat Analysis Preview and Coming Security Update Changes

Ignite event profiles new security tools and patch approaches.

Microsoft Cracks Down on Misleading Internet Ads in Internet Explorer

Users will be warned if an ad may be fraudulent or misleading.

Microsoft Announces New Office 365 Security and Transparency Features

Unveiled at this year's RSA security convention, Customer Lockbox will force any data access by Microsoft to be approved by customers.

April Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Releases 4 'Critical' Fixes

This month's Security Update includes a fix for a 0-day issue in Microsoft Office.

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