FBI Requests BitLocker Backdoor from Microsoft Engineers

In an interview conducted by Mashable, a news and lifestyle publication, Peter Biddle, head engineer during BitLocker's creation, said he was approached by federal agents and asked to create a backdoor in Microsoft's encryption software.

Third-Party Windows XP Security Update Service Announced

Arkoon Network Security has announced its ExtendedXP product will be available this fall for those organizations that want to stick with the aging OS.

62 Percent Surveyed Say Government Snooping on Private Cloud Data

More than half of 300 senior-level IT and security pros said that government agencies are accessing corporate data in the cloud.

Microsoft's July Patch Tuesday Includes 6 'Critical' Bulletins

Microsoft's July's Security Update, released on Tuesday, includes a massive Internet Explorer fix.

Phishing Attack Uses Office Flaw as Entry Point

Trend Micro is reporting a sophisticated cybercrime ring that has already targeted and infected over 12,000 unique IP addresses worldwide with malware.

EMET 4.0 Security Tool Release Scheduled for End of Month

Microsoft will be releasing the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) on May 28, a month after the free tool hit beta.

Pop Quiz: SharePoint 2013: Permissions Inheritance

Applies to the "Install and Configure SharePoint Farms" objective of Exam 70-331.

Internet Explorer Security Bulletin Released by Microsoft

An out-of-band fix for a zero-day use-after free memory vulnerability in its Internet Explorer Web browser was released by Microsoft on Monday.

Windows 8, Windows RT Fixes Included in Microsoft's Final 2012 Patch Update

December's five "critical" bulletins and two "important" items affect all versions of Windows, including its newest Windows 8 and Windows RT.

November Patch Tuesday Comes with 4 Fixes for Windows 8 Flaws

Microsoft's first security update after the release of its newest OS features three "critical" bulletin items that address 4 reported issues for Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Microsoft Previews 3 Security Updates for Windows 8

Windows 8 fixes among the patches previewed in Microsoft's security update advance notification for November.

Microsoft Offers Another Light Security Update in October

For the second month in a row, Microsoft is releasing an uncharacteristically light security update.

Lone Critical Fix in Light October Security Update

Microsoft will be rolling out one "critical" and six "important" bulletins for October's security update, planned for Tuesday.

Cloud, Compliance, Security: Highlights from MEC, Day 1

Microsoft's messaging confab takes its message of cloud, compliance and security to its customers directly.

Microsoft To Release Out-of-Band Fix for IE Flaw

Microsoft plans to release a "Fix it" on Friday for IE zero-day flaw that surfaced this week.

No 'Critical' Fixes Planned for Microsoft's Light September Security Update

Microsoft's security update for September looks to be a small one, with only two "important" bulletin items scheduled.

Security Advisory Issued for VPN Password Flaw; No Fix Yet

Microsoft is warning users of two tools readily available that can be used to steal passwords from wireless networks and VPNs, offers workarounds.

Bulk of Patch Tuesday Fixes for RCE Flaws

Remote code execution flaws are targeted in the majority of items in Microsoft's monthly Security Update.

Microsoft's August Security Update Has 9 Fixes

Preview bulletin shows five items to be rated "critical."

Microsoft's Intune Gets a Tune Up

Plus: Patch Tuesday provides the joy of RCE fixes,MySQL flaw classifies incorrect passwords as correct.

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