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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.

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

Microsoft released a small patch featuring six bulletins.

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.

Microsoft Rumored To Be Developing Malware Detonation Platform as a Service

The first hint of the new project comes from a job listing posted by the company.

IRS Data Breach Victim Number Much Higher than Originally Thought

The incident also highlights the growing trend of attackers using Big Data to access personal information.

Microsoft's August Patch Includes 'Critical' Update for Windows 10

Cumulative updates for Internet Explorer and Microsoft's newest browser Edge should be this month's top priorities.

Windows 10 Update Ransomware On the Loose

Plus: Yahoo ads expose users to ransomware attack for four days.

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.

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