Security


Microsoft Confirms Advanced Security Update Leak

Microsoft has not found any issues since the update info was leaked and pulled offline on Friday. Plus: EU creates new anti-hacking agency; Apple next in line to discredit Dutch Internet certificate company for breach.

Next Week's Security Bulletin Has Important Fixes, Nothing 'Critical'

This looks to be a lighter patch month, with no "critical" items making it into in September's Microsoft Security Bulletin.

Reactions to Hijacked Web Certifications

Companies like Mozilla and Microsoft hit the Web to denounce Web certificates issued by Dutch company DigiNotar.

Microsoft: Morto Worm Tries To Guess Network Passwords

Microsoft issued a warning on a new worm that uses Remote Desktop Protocol connections from PCs to guess simple login and password information.

Microsoft Cuts 'Supercookies' out of its Diet

The company provides a comprehensive breakdown of the Internet irritant. Plus: Anonymous releases defense information; Famous individuals go to the front of the line with Google+

Malware Report Says That Windows Less Prone to Attacks

Microsoft products, and Windows in particular, no longer appear on Kaspersky's latest top-10 list of vulnerability concerns.

Microsoft Fixes Issue Discovered in Pwn2Own Contest

This month's Patch Tuesday included a fix for an Internet Explorer exploit found by Steven Fewer. Plus: Anonymous releases personal information of San Francisco public transit users; Facebook, Twitter and Research in Motion discuss possible actions to dissuade rioting in London; AOL attacked by a server-side incursion.

IE 9 Best Defense Against Social Malware, Says Study

Microsoft's newest browser topped the list of ones that provides the best protection against socially engineered threats.

Best Practices for Applying Microsoft Security Patches

Microsoft released a report updating the progress of the Microsoft Security Response Center in ensuring software security.

Microsoft's August Patch Comes with 13 Fixes

The August patch cycle's 13 fixes target 22 flaws in various Microsoft technologies.

Data from 76 Sherriff's Offices Exposed by Anonymous

The hacker group Anonymous exploited a hole in a third-party provider's site and exposed 10G of data from rural sheriff's offices.

Security in the Mobile App World Takes Patience

Developing secure mobile applications is doable if developers are willing to apply the proper testing and auditing techniques.

User Access Control Center of Security Concerns

Microsoft researcher says the threat to systems is raised when the UAC feature is disabled. Plus: Large-scale hacking scam is thrown into the spotlight; Two different hacking groups take credit for Syrian Government Web site hack.

Microsoft Readies 13 Security Bulletins for August Patch Cycle

The August patch from Microsoft will be thick with security fixes.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2011 R2 Released

Microsoft rolled out a second release of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2011.

Microsoft: Security is a Two-Way Street

Partners and users are equally responsible for making a secure Microsoft experience; Plus: IE lacks the security chops of rival browsers; HTML 5 may not be as secure as Microsoft points out; More.

Windows IT Pros Watching OS X Lion

New Apple OS playing catch-up to Microsoft's security practices. Plus: A huge 78 vulnerabilities fixed in newest Oracle update; Federal government focuses on security; Cloud insurance on the way?

Cloud Security Debate Continues

A strong focus of this year's BlackHat conference will be on the growing adoption of the cloud, and what enterprises can do to stay safe. Plus: Researcher warns that Skype may be a large target for hackers; Symantec reports that mobile hackers are becoming more sophisticated.

Microsoft Offering Quarter of a Million Dollars for Rustock Info

According to a blog post, a cash reward of $250,000 was announced today by Microsoft for any information that leads to the conviction of the Rustock botnet perpetrators.

A Light Load of 4 Land for July Patch Tuesday

One "critical" and three "important" security bulletins are on tap from Microsoft this month, marking a rather light Patch Tuesday compared to previous months.

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