Security Watch

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: 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.

Hackers Overload Search Results with Porn

A search engine optimization tactic is believed the cause of skewed Internet search results. Plus: Google+ gets slammed by spam; Secure Pocket Drive allows for safe PC repair of systems infested with malware.

No Reinstall Needed for Trojan Popureb

Microsoft advises using the recovery console to remove the malware. Plus: Twitter's recent security rating; malware disguises itself as Windows Vulnerabilities Rescuer; debate over mandatory implementation of E-Verify.

Trojan May Cause Users To Reinstall Windows

Trojan:Win32/Popureb.E can only be completely removed by wiping a system and starting from scratch. Plus: Microsoft vs. Mozilla heats up; Sony readying for wave of class action lawsuits based on PlayStation Network outage.

Microsoft Voices Concern About Competing Browsers Running WebGL

The company says the 3D Web standard is a security risk. Plus: Hackers breach Sega's database, resulting in the loss of customer data; Symnatec warns of online currency scam; Attackers taking to the phones to get you to install malware.

High-Profile Cyber Attacks Puts Pressure on IT

Government officials are predicting that a future attack on the U.S. may happen in cyberspace. Plus: Evaluating the security landscape, Windows malware threats becoming sophisticated, anti-span suite helps avoid user interaction with possible phishing threats.

Hackers Targeting Gmail, Hotmail for Attacks

Increased attacks are being both staged and carried out on some of the Web's most popular e-mail sites. Plus: U.S. gets serious on cyber threats, Syria blocks Internet access.

Sophos Voices Concern Over Internet Explorer 9 Security

The company points out flaws about a Microsoft study that shows IE 9 malware blocking success rate. Plus: Google to fix Android hole, Sony's security still being taken advantage of and a cloud vendor wants providers to make security a higher priority.

Windows 7 Better Than XP, Vista in Security

Microsoft's Security Intelligence Report calls its latest OS the safest. Plus: phishers "like" social media, and scareware gets scarier.

Will the Real Patch Tuesday, Please Stand Up?

Windows and IT security pros already are on edge each Patch Tuesday. Now there's a fake Patch Tuesday that could push them over. Plus: Tweaks to the Exploitability Index; DLL weakness report; improving Microsoft Security Essentials; more.

SharePoint Data Could Be At Risk, Says Researcher

Microsoft works with other vendors on vulnerability disclosures, whether they like it or not. Plus: Hackers push Sony gamers offline; Kaspersky Labs wants kidnap rumors to die down.

Microsoft To Coordinate with Competitors on Flaw Disclosure

Microsoft works with other vendors on vulnerability disclosures, whether they like it or not. Plus: Hackers push Sony gamers offline; Kaspersky Labs wants kidnap rumors to die down.

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