Two new speculative execution side-channel attacks disclosed this week share similarities to the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" attacks that were first reported in January.
Microsoft has expanded its sprawling Advanced Threat Protection product line with "a new security package" designed for Azure SQL Database.
Microsoft announced a raft of security improvements at the RSA security conference last week affecting its Security Graph, Advanced Threat Protection ATP, Information Protection and Conditional Access products -- and more.
Microsoft is previewing a new passwordless sign-in feature based on FIDO2 that's expected to arrive with the Windows 10 spring release.
Chipmaker AMD recently issued microcode updates to its OEM partners that protect Windows 10 systems against Spectre variant 2 attack methods.
Intel's guidance publication for April indicates that it isn't planning to release microcode updates for some of its processors to prevent Spectre attack methods.
Microsoft recently unveiled the newest addition to its security arsenal: Project VAST, a tool designed to surface security problems visually.
Recently publicized processor security issues have chip maker AMD scrambling to develop firmware updates.
Microsoft is offering security researchers cash rewards in exchange for information on "speculative execution" side-channel CPU vulnerabilities via a new bug bounty program.
Microsoft last week expanded some Spectre microcode approvals, as well as lifted an anti-virus compatibility check for some Windows 10 version 1709 devices.
Microsoft recently outlined some best practices to protect user identities in Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services or Azure Active Directory.
Microsoft has greenlit some Intel Skylake microcode updates for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) that address Spectre variant 2 types of attacks.
Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Microsoft's new cloud-based service for detecting and analyzing security incidents, is now production-ready for organizations.
Microsoft Intune users can expect some new security protections for their Android and iOS devices through a recently announced partnership between Microsoft and security firm Pradeo.
In its recently updated "Microcode Revision Guidance" document, Intel shared details about the progress of its firmware patches to address potential Meltdown and Spectre attack scenarios.
Microsoft recently rolled out its Compliance Manager dashboard and the Azure Information Protection Scanner tool for Microsoft 365 product licensees.
Microsoft this month announced final Office security baseline materials, advance notice of a coming Intune security change, and tips on combating e-mail name spoofing.
IT pros can now check on the status of their client device Meltdown and Spectre protections using Windows Analytics, Microsoft announced this week.
Starting Oct. 31, 2018, Microsoft will drop support for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 protocols in Office 365.
Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients will soon be able to take advantage of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), a post-breach detection service originally associated with Windows 10 clients.