Among the 2,100 employees laid off on Thursday, Microsoft shut down the company's Trustworthy Computing (TwC) Group.
Microsoft's monthly Security Update was released on Tuesday with one bulletin item rated "critical" and three "important" items.
Microsoft released August's patch on Tuesday with nine bulletins -- two rated "critical" and seven rated "important" -- that address 37 flaws across multiple Microsoft products.
Microsoft announced that its plans to blocks older installations of ActiveX for Internet Explorer has been pushed back to Sept. 9.
ActiveX blocking capabilities will be making their way to Internet Explorer browsers on Aug. 12, according to Microsoft.
Ransomware that is currently going after Synology network attached storage (NAS) servers has been disclosed by the Taiwan-based storage hardware maker Synology.
Microsoft's Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 5.0 is now generally available, the company announced today.
A vulnerability in in Active Directory could lead to an attacker gaining access to a system and changing user passwords, according to a security firm disclosure.
Oracle's quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) arrived on Tuesday with 113 security flaw fixes for multiple Oracle products, including 20 for Java Standard Edition (Java SE).
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Issues concerning Microsoft's July security update, released last week, have led to crashes for many users. One is connected to the InstallShield application and another is a compatibility issue with Dell Data Protection suite.
In a security advisory released by Microsoft today, 45 sensitive secure sockets layer (SSL) certificates that have been unofficially issued by hackers are now blocked for Windows systems.
Microsoft today released its monthly security update, which includes two items rated "critical," three "important" bulletins and one "moderate" fix.
An update to Microsoft's Windows Update/Microsoft Update client was released this week.
Those using the online encryption protocol OpenSSL are urged to upgrade their client due to a recently discovered flaw, according to the OpenSSL Foundation.
Microsoft this week has released the "myBulletins" online service -- a tool that allows IT to pick and choose which product patches to be informed about.
According to Betanews, a registry workaround can push through official security updates to Windows XP -- but there's a catch.
This week at Microsoft's TechEd conference, the company showed off the new PowerShell-based server protection scheme for IT pros called "Just Enough Administration" (JEA).
Microsoft's themes coming out of the TechEd keynote this year included mobile device management and security controls.
Microsoft's free Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) may not operate correctly for some apps.
A new zero-day Internet Explorer flaw that has been seen to be used in limited online attacks, according to Microsoft.