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Microsoft To Debut Windows Intune March 23

Microsoft Management Summit will be venue for the release of Microsoft's new cloud-based systems management tool.

Something Buggy About This Update for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft removes recently released Windows Phone 7 update from circulation, citing problems with some Samsung phone users.

Malware Engine Flaw Fixed in Microsoft Update

To address privately reported vulnerability, Microsoft has added an "important" fix to its Malware Protection Engine.

Are We Stepping Closer to an Internet Kill Switch?

Unrest in Libya reminds us once again about the Internet Kill Switch. Plus: Microsoft outlines plan to apply public health policies to IT security.

Microsoft Looks Into Zero-Day Windows Browser Vulnerability

Microsoft has been alerted to a Windows vulnerability that could be used to perform remote code execution.

Microsoft Explains Its 'Silent Update' Patch Practice

Microsoft on Monday offered some rare insight into its patching process, specifically concerning "silent updates," in a TechNet blog post.



Symatec Report Shows Stuxnet Worm Targeted 5 Iranian Facilites

In an attempt to apparently disrupt Iran's uranim enrichment proram, the Stuxnet worm has targeted five organizations in Iran during a 10-month period, according to a Symatec report, titled "W32. Stuxnet Dossier."

Run, Virus, Run

Autorun disabled on USB and connected devices via update. Plus: IE9 keeps eyes on strangers; Symantec looks at security in Q4.

Cyber War Dominates the Landscape at RSA Conference

Cyber war has emerged as the hot topic at annual RSA Security Conference being held this week.

Microsoft Accuses Former Employee of Stealing Cloud Strategy Data

Microsoft filed a motion with a Washington State Superior Court on Thursday that accuses Matt Miszewski, former market development manager for Microsoft's government group, of stealing 600 MB of documents the company considered confidential when taking a new position at Salesforce.com.

Microsoft Unveils Upcoming Windows 7 VDI and Security Options

A Microsoft official briefly noted on Thursday that Microsoft is planning two new options for IT organizations using Windows 7 -- but the catch is that Software Assurance (SA) licensing needs to be in place.

Microsoft Releases Security Update for Autorun Vulnerability

In an "important, non-security update" released on Tuesday, Microsoft is offering a more convenient way to plug an Autorun hole for Windows XP and Vista users.

VMware: February Windows 7 Patches Break Connection with View Client

Two entries in this month's security update, released Tuesday, blocks Windows 7 users from connecting to VMware's View Connection Servers, according to a VMware security bulletin.

Hackers Know It's All In the Timing

Patch Tuesday reminds us once again that hackers will always be a step ahead. Plus: Outlook issue to be fixed out of band; Intel's intentions with McAfee buy seem questionable.

February Microsoft Patch Targets 20-Plus Security Flaws

As expected, Microsoft today released 12 security bulletins in its February security update, targeting more than 20 software vulnerabilities.

Alleged White House E-Mail Cyber Incident now Called Attack from China

Officials in the United Kingdom now suggest that a cyberattack from purported White House e-mail accounts actually originated from China, and the perpetrator used a hoax e-mail address that resembled a White House account.

Google Offers $20,000 To Hack Chrome

Google is looking to reward those who can find a vulnerability in its Chrome browser.

Microsoft Preparing Hefty 12-Item Security Patch on Tuesday

Microsoft began 2011 with a light touch, but IT pros can expect a decidedly heavy February security update next Tuesday.

Messing With Web Components

Hackers go after your browsing sessions. Plus: Conficker worm is gone, but not forgotten; unrest in Egypt worries Microsoft, Cisco.

Microsoft Investigating MHTML Vulnerability in IE

Microsoft released Security Advisory 2501696 in response a scripting vulnerability in Internet Explorer that affects all versions of Windows.