Security


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Out-of-Date Adobe Flash ActiveX To Be Blocked in IE 11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

Latest Advance Threat Analytics Preview Released

Microsoft's cloud-based security solution, Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA), received an update last week.

Microsoft Adds User Risk Policy to Azure Active Directory ID Protection Preview

Microsoft has expanded the features of its Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service and has made the preview available in Europe.

Microsoft Ends RC4 Support in Browsers with August Patch

With the Tuesday release of Microsoft's monthly security patch, RC4 support has been cut from Edge and Internet Explorer 11 browsers.

Microsoft Outlines Upcoming Authenticator Client Access Improvements

Microsoft's goal with the next client authentication solution upgrade, coming next month, is to unify the code base.

Microsoft Provides More Insight Into Its June Patch Problems

Issues concerning Microsoft's June security patch and its potential to break Group Policy Object (GPO) settings were discussed yet again this week by Microsoft in a blog post.

Windows 10 'Anniversary Edition' To Be Released in August

Microsoft announced that its Windows 10 Anniversary Edition will be arriving on Aug. 2.

Azure Information Protection Service To Arrive This Year

Microsoft said its upcoming information protection service will be available in the second half of the year.

Some Group Settings Break After Applying Microsoft's June Security Patch

An issue with one of Microsoft's 17 patch Tuesday security releases issued this week may be causing some Group Policy Object settings to crash.

Office 365 Update 1602 Deferred Channel Released

The latest Office 365 update is now available, featuring new security updates and Office application additions.

US-CERT and Microsoft Team To Deliver Guidance on Office Malware

New info has been released on a popular tactic being used to spread malicious files through Office documents.

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