Security


Microsoft Sheds Light on Third-Party Antivirus Support Rationale

Amid customer confusion, Microsoft is providing some insight on how it works with its antivirus software vendor partners.

Windows Security Compliance Manager Tool Support Ending

Moving forward, support for Microsoft's long-running Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool will no longer be provided.

Windows 10 'Creators Update' Ransomware Security Features

Microsoft has published details about how the Windows 10 "creators update" (version 1703, released in April) provides protection against ransomware, including last month's infamous "WannaCrypt" (or "WannaCry") ransomware outbreak.

Insecure SMB 1 Protocol Device Warning Issued by Microsoft

In an attempt to warn IT and consumers, Microsoft has released a list of products that are using the flawed Server Message Block 1 (SMB 1).

IDC Provides Strategies for Orgs to Protect Against Security Incidents

This week IDC offered some advice on how enterprises should handle security issues.

Microsoft Releases Emergency Patch for 'WannaCrypt' Ransomware

In response to the high-profile ransomware attack targeting an SMB v1 hole in older versions of Windows, Microsoft late last week released a fix.

OpenSSH Protocol for Windows Coming Soon

Microsoft said that its integration of the open source Secure Shell (OpenSSH) protocol into Windows (Win32) is almost finished.

Password Bypass Feature Added to Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft has streamlined site access for Android and iOS mobile device users with a new password bypass feature addition to the Microsoft Authenticator application.

Shadow Brokers-Exposed Windows Flaws Reportedly Fixed

According to Microsoft, the Windows flaws exposed last week connected to the newly leaked hacking tools has already been patched.

Office 365 Threat Intelligence and Data Governance Services Released

Microsoft released Threat Intelligence service and the Advanced Data Governance solution for Office 365 this week.

Windows 10 Creators Update Privacy Changes

Microsoft released some information on what is changing on the privacy front once Windows 10's next major update is released.

Ping Identity Solution Preview for Azure AD Coming Soon

This week will bring the preview of Ping Identity, which aims to streamline single sign-on access to header-based Web applications, in Azure Active Directory.

Multifactor Authentication Added to Hybrid Exchange PowerShell Tool

IT pros managing Exchange Server and Exchange Online accounts via remote PowerShell now have the ability to protect those sessions with multifactor authentication.

Microsoft Releases 'Largest' Monthly Security Patch

After skipping the February Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft is back with a larger-than-usual rollup of fixes.

Azure Active Directory Limited Access for SharePoint and OneDrive Now In Preview Form

Microsoft this week said that its latest Azure Active Directory management option aimed at alleviating data leakage in SharePoint and OneDrive is now in preview.

Premium Assurance Plans Now Available for Windows Server and SQL Server

"Premium Assurance" coverage plans for SQL Server and Windows Server can now be purchased from Microsoft.

Google Details SHA-1 Web Security Issues

Details on the broken state of the Shell Hashing Algorithm-1 (SHA-1) were released by security experts at Google last week.

Adobe Flash Player Security Patch Arrives from Microsoft

Microsoft this week released unannounced security updates for Adobe Flash Player in Windows.

Microsoft Moving February Security Patch to March

February's security update, which missed its Feb. 14 release, will now be arriving with March's patch, Microsoft said.

Microsoft's February Security Patch Delayed

Microsoft's February "patch Tuesday" release did not arrive as scheduled.

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