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New Exchange Operations Assessment App Announced

Tech firm Splunk announced its latest Microsoft Exchange Server performance, operations and security issues app will be released next month.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2008 R2 Password Policies

Applies to the "Creating and maintaining Active Directory objects" objective of Exam 70-640.

Office 0-Day Flaw Being Used in Active Limited Attacks

An unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Word is currently being used in limited attacks according to Microsoft

Security Tips for Windows XP Stragglers

Microsoft on Monday offered some last-minute security advise for those who plan to still be on Windows XP after support ends.

Microsoft Criticized by Antivirus Maker for XP Support End

Free antivirus maker Avast had some harsh words for Microsoft's decision to end support for Windows XP in April.

WinSxS Cleanup To Be Automated in Windows 8.1

Microsoft's Component Store Cleanup utility will undergo improvements for Windows 8.1 users.

IE Zero-Day Attack Targets U.S. Military Web Site

An Adobe Flash vulnerability in Internet Explorer 9 and 10 was used in attacks n targeting those who visit the Web site for Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

Pop Quiz: Remove Malicious Software in Windows 7

Applies to the "Managing applications" objective of Exam 98-349.

Android Malware Infects Devices When Connected to Windows PCs

A newly discovered malware reportedly can infect Android devices connected to Windows-based PC.

Attacks Targeting Java and Android Devices Increased in 2013

Cisco's Annual Security Report, released this week, found that malware targeting Java made up 91 percent of all Web-based attacks last year.

Windows XP Antimalware Support Extended to 2015

Microsoft will continue to provide antimalware support for Windows XP even after the OS hits its April product lifecycle end.

Microsoft To Halt Security Essentials Support for XP Machines

Microsoft Security Essentials, the company's free antimalware software, will no longer be supported for Windows XP once official support ends on April 8.

Microsoft Releases 5 'Critical' Items in Last Patch of 2013

Microsoft on Tuesday released five "critical" and six "important" bulletin items addressing 24 different flaws found in Microsoft's line of software and services.

Windows Azure Active Directory Group Management 'Preview' Capabilities Released

Microsoft this week has released a "preview" of two group management capabilities in Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD).

Microsoft Outlines Plans To Counter Gov. Surveillance

Microsoft outlined in a blog post that the company will be strengthening and expanding its encryption services, both in transit and at its datacenters, in the coming year.

Pop Quiz: Windows 8 UEFI Secure Boot

Applies to the "Configure backup and recovery options" objective of Exam 70-689.

Encrypted Messaging Coming to Office 365 Next Year

Microsoft this week announced that Office 365 Message Encryption will be available early 2014.

Yahoo Moving Forward with Total User Data Encryption

Yahoo announced that all data traveling through its datacenters will be encrypted in the early part of 2014.

Microsoft Releases Rights Management Service

Microsoft said it's offering its Rights Management Service (RMS) commercially, including for premises-based installations.

'Broken' RC4 Encryption Disabled in Windows Update

A Microsoft update that will disable the compromised RC4 stream cipher on Windows systems was released on Tuesday.

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