Security


Microsoft Gets More Transparent About Windows 10's Data Collection

A new app in the latest Windows 10 test build gives users some insight into the kind of privacy-related information that Microsoft collects from their devices.

Intel Roots Out Cause of Reboot Problems After Meltdown Patch

Intel has identified the cause of the reboot issues affecting its Haswell and Broadwell processors after being patched against Meltdown and Spectre attack scenarios.

Intel's Meltdown and Spectre Patches Can Slow Down Servers

Intel's firmware updates to address the Meltdown and Spectre attacks could result in slower server performance, the company indicated this week.

Microsoft Warns of System Slowdowns from Meltdown and Spectre Patches

Microsoft's fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws will noticeably slow down some users' systems, the company confirmed this week.

Intel Plans Broad Patch Rollout To Tackle Meltdown and Spectre

To address the recently disclosed Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities affecting most modern processors, Intel will issue security patches for all Intel chips released in the past five years by the end of this month.

Apple Issues Security Fixes for Spectre and Meltdown CPU Flaws

Apple this week took steps to address the potential security threats posed by two recently disclosed CPU attack methods, Meltdown and Spectre.

More Details, Fixes Emerge for Widespread CPU Security Flaw

Various researchers, chip makers, OS vendors and security software providers have issued a raft of information about a widespread CPU security vulnerability disclosed this week.

Microsoft Teams with Jamf on Conditional Access for Macs

Microsoft Intune is now able to provide "conditional access" security compliance protections to Mac devices courtesy of a partnership between Microsoft and Jamf, a provider of management solutions for Apple devices.

Microsoft Sends Out Its Last Security Patches of 2017

Microsoft issued its last "update Tuesday" for this year on Dec. 12, addressing 32 common vulnerabilities and disclosures (CVEs).

VMware, Carbon Black Ready Datacenter Security Offering

Carbon Black, a provider of endpoint security solutions, is working with virtualization giant VMware on an upcoming datacenter security offering.

Microsoft: That Windows ASLR Flaw Is Actually a Feature

Microsoft is rationalizing that an apparent security flaw in the ASLR Windows protection scheme was placed there on purpose.

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection To Receive Additional Safeguards

Microsoft this week announced that protection services from Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften will be added to its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service.

Massive Wireless Security Protocol Vulnerability Disclosed

A major flwa in the WPA2 wireless network protocol was disclosed by security researchers this week.

Microsoft To Expand Advanced Threat Protection Services

Microsoft's progress with its various Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) services seemed to be a unifying theme at last month's Ignite conference.

Encrypting Data with PowerShell Cmdlets

Here are three commands you can use to encrypt and decrypt data.

Autoremediation Capabilities Coming to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Service This Year

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) will soon be able of fixing security issues, instead of just detecting them.

Azure Confidential Computing and Managed Service Identity Security Protections Preview Releases

Microsoft this week announced previews of two new Microsoft Azure security measures that possibly add assurances for organizations wary of trusting their data and code on outside infrastructure.

Microsoft Previews New Azure Security and Management Tools

Microsoft highlighted a couple of Azure tools, including Just-in-Time VM Access, this week.

EMET To Be Blocked in Windows 10 with Next Big Update

Microsoft last week explained more about how its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is getting removed and also how it is getting integrated into the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service.

Auto-Remediation Feature Comes to Microsoft's Cloud App Security Service

Microsoft's Cloud App Security service can now perform actions automatically when certain kinds of security threats get detected.

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