Security


Microsoft's February Security Patch Delayed

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

Upcoming Windows 10 Security Improvements Outlined

Microsoft on Friday announced new and improved security features coming to Windows 10 in the near future.

Zero-Day SMB Windows Security Hole Revealed

A vulnerability warning by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has detailed a new zero-day security exploit involving the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol in Windows systems.

New Security Center Arriving with Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft announced on Monday that Windows 10 "Creators Update" will arive with a new Security Center feature.

Microsoft Replacing Security Bulletin Portal in February

Microsoft will be going live with its new "Security Updates Guide" portal -- which will replace the older "Security Bulletins" portal -- next month.

IE Patches and Microsoft Security Fixes To Be Seperated Next Month

On Friday Microsoft announced that how it delivers Windows security updates will be changing.

Privacy Controls in Windows 10 Changing in Next Major Update

Microsoft this spring will be changing some of the Windows 10 privacy controls.

Microsoft-Required Digital Cert Code Signing Requirements

Microsoft this week announced it will require online cert authorities to implement certain requirements for verification of Windows-based executables and scripts.

Security Enhancements Coming with Windows 10 'Creator Update' Release

Some upcoming security improvements to Windows 10 have been detailed this week by Microsoft.

Enterprise Guidance for Moving Away from SHA-1 Encryption

Microsoft last week has released a guide for orgs looking to get away from the risky Web-based Shell Hashing Algorithim-1 (SHA-1) encryption.

Microsoft Called Out on Windows 10 EMET Security Claims

Microsoft's recent claim that Windows 10 has good enough security protections without using the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is being disputed by security research group CERT.

Microsoft's EMET Security Tool To Lose Support

Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) solution, which aimed to protect against malware attack scenarios and exploit methods, will be shutting down shortly.

Windows Zero-Day Flaw Surrounded by Controversy

An alleged Russian hacking group by the name of Strontium is actively exploiting a recently disclosed Windows flaw.

Microsoft Releases Security Sandbox Tool for SharePoint

Microsoft recently unveiled new sandbox security capabilities for SharePoint Server.

Microsoft's Anti-Recon Tool Aims To Strengthen Network Security

Microsoft has released a PowerShell script that will block attacks from spreading in a network after a breach.

Advice for Navigating Microsoft's Latest Patch Model

Security software vendor Shavlik has provided some tips and thoughts on this week's Patch Tuesday release.

Microsoft Strengthens Security in Edge Browser

Microsoft took time during its Ignite event, currently going on in Atlanta, to highlight some of the security enhancements coming to its Edge Web browser.

What I Like in PowerShell V5, Part 2: New Features

Microsoft's addition of classes and enhanced security features have helped to add to what is the best version of PowerShell.

Microsoft to Enterprises: Stop Using Server Message Block 1

Microsoft wants to kill the use of Server Message Block (SMB) version 1 by pleading to customers to stop using it.

Out-of-Date Adobe Flash ActiveX To Be Blocked in IE 11

Those that are still running older versions of Adobe Flash ActiveX will not be able to access Flash content in Internet Explorer 11.

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