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May Security Update To Come with Critical Office Fix

Microsoft's May Patch Tuesday offering will feature three "critical" and four "important" bulletin items targeting 23 vulnerabilities.

Hackers Know Where You Skype

Plus: Best practices for employee online monitoring, Playstation hacker visits Sony.

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 Released

Version 4 comes with improved detection capabilities, automatic remediation and a streamlined interface.

Microsoft Reminds Organizations of Conficker Risk

The Conficker worm should continue to be a top concern in enterprise security -- even though there hasn't been a new variant seen in the wild in over two years -- according to Microsoft. 

Who's Still Talking About Conficker? Microsoft Is

Plus: U.S. drops to second on "dirty dozen" of spam list, is privacy a thing of the past?

App Cloud Management Service for Windows RT Devices Announced

Devices running Windows RT (or Windows 8 on ARM hardware) can be used for both personal and business purposes.



ISPs Shining Their Internet Police Badges

Plus: Google facing fines for Apple Safari privacy issues, young hacker goes on attack spree.

Microsoft's Already Patching Windows 8?

Plus: End of support for Vista, China has the best hackers.

4 'Critical' Fixes Included in Microsoft's April Security Update

Six bulletins patching 11 flaws is the order for this month's Microsoft update.

Mainstream Support for Windows Vista Ends

This month marks the passing of a few Windows and Office product lifecycle milestones.

6 Bulletin Items Announced Ahead of April's Microsoft Security Update

Microsoft will release six bulletin items in its April security update, according to the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.

Is Your Java Up To Date?

Plus: Your credit card information may be ripe for the plucking if you've ever sold a used Xbox 360.

Either Choose Security or Functionality for IE 10

Plus, the return of LulzSec.

Military Dating Site Info Leak by New LulzSec Group

Usernames and passwords of 170,937 subscribers to a military online dating service leaked online Sunday. A group calling itself "LulzSec Reborn" has claimed responsibility.

IE 10 Takes Protected Mode Up a Notch

Windows 8 beta testers who are also looking at IE 10 will eventually run into a new feature, called "enhanced protected mode."

Report Finds Almost All Attacks Could Have Been Prevented

Verizon found that 97 percent of breaches it studied could have been avoided by "simple and intermediate controls," according to a security report released today.

Microsoft Flaw Details Possibly Leaked by Partner

Plus: App makers go in front of the judge, Web app security guidelines.

Mozilla's Afraid of Microsoft Security Updates

Plus: Better user password starts with password policy, Google's Chrome browser hacked at the Pwn2Own contest.

Microsoft's March Security Update Arrives With One 'Critical' Item

Today's release of Microsoft security update features six bulletins, with one labeled as "critical," four "important" and one "moderate."

Chrome Finally Falls in Pwn2Own Contest

This year's CanSecWest security conference's Pwn2Own contest saw Google's Chrome Web browser fall to multiple exploits on Wednesday.