Microsoft Readies 8 Security Fixes for October

Microsoft's advanced notification lists two critical and six important patches will be delivered in next week's Patch Tuesday update.

Government's Crosshairs On Cybersecurity for October

Celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with these guidelines presented by the U.S. government. Plus: Google and Microsoft fling malware accusations; Redmond hogging credit for latest botnet take down?

Security Advisory for SSL/TLS Flaw Released by Microsoft

In response to a new threat of attack caused by a flaw in the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 3.0 and Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0, Microsoft has issued Security Advisory 2588513, which contains a description and workarounds.

Windows 8 Dual Boot Possible If 'Secure Boot' Disabled

Microsoft addressed a claim that Windows 8 will not allow Linux operating systems to coexist in a dual-boot configuration on PCs.

Security Advisory Targeting Web Certificates Receives Update

Security Advisory (2607712) got a re-release yesterday from Microsoft after the previously flawed update failed to include all blocked Web certificates from a Dutch certificate firm.

Microsoft's September Patch Has Five 'Important' Items, None 'Critical'

Five "important" security bulletins arrived as scheduled for September's Patch Tuesday; one important fix takes care of a load jacking exploit.

Microsoft Confirms Advanced Security Update Leak

Microsoft has not found any issues since the update info was leaked and pulled offline on Friday. Plus: EU creates new anti-hacking agency; Apple next in line to discredit Dutch Internet certificate company for breach.

Next Week's Security Bulletin Has Important Fixes, Nothing 'Critical'

This looks to be a lighter patch month, with no "critical" items making it into in September's Microsoft Security Bulletin.

Reactions to Hijacked Web Certifications

Companies like Mozilla and Microsoft hit the Web to denounce Web certificates issued by Dutch company DigiNotar.

Microsoft: Morto Worm Tries To Guess Network Passwords

Microsoft issued a warning on a new worm that uses Remote Desktop Protocol connections from PCs to guess simple login and password information.

Microsoft Cuts 'Supercookies' out of its Diet

The company provides a comprehensive breakdown of the Internet irritant. Plus: Anonymous releases defense information; Famous individuals go to the front of the line with Google+

Malware Report Says That Windows Less Prone to Attacks

Microsoft products, and Windows in particular, no longer appear on Kaspersky's latest top-10 list of vulnerability concerns.

Microsoft Fixes Issue Discovered in Pwn2Own Contest

This month's Patch Tuesday included a fix for an Internet Explorer exploit found by Steven Fewer. Plus: Anonymous releases personal information of San Francisco public transit users; Facebook, Twitter and Research in Motion discuss possible actions to dissuade rioting in London; AOL attacked by a server-side incursion.

IE 9 Best Defense Against Social Malware, Says Study

Microsoft's newest browser topped the list of ones that provides the best protection against socially engineered threats.

Best Practices for Applying Microsoft Security Patches

Microsoft released a report updating the progress of the Microsoft Security Response Center in ensuring software security.

Microsoft's August Patch Comes with 13 Fixes

The August patch cycle's 13 fixes target 22 flaws in various Microsoft technologies.

Security in the Mobile App World Takes Patience

Developing secure mobile applications is doable if developers are willing to apply the proper testing and auditing techniques.

Data from 76 Sherriff's Offices Exposed by Anonymous

The hacker group Anonymous exploited a hole in a third-party provider's site and exposed 10G of data from rural sheriff's offices.

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 Readies 13 Security Bulletins for August Patch Cycle

The August patch from Microsoft will be thick with security fixes.

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