Windows Security Alerts Updates and Best Practices
- June 10, 2016
As the University of Calgary contends with a ransomware attack, the actors behind CryptXXX are rolling out patches and upgrades and attackers are shifting from Angler to Neutrino EK.
- June 07, 2016
FireEye researchers spotted the Angler exploit kit bypassing the current Microsoft EMET version 5.5 security tool running on Windows 7 to subvert Flash and Silverlight.
- May 24, 2016
Former computer science majors Lieu and Hurd wrote to their U.S. House of Representatives colleagues, urging improved awareness of cyber risks and cyberhygiene.
- April 26, 2016
A Windows command-line utility dating back to XP, Regsvr32, reportedly enables a simple and virtually undetectable Windows AppLocker whitelist bypass.
- April 14, 2016
The much-hyped Badlock bug is still important to patch, but raised issues with celebrity vulnerability promotion and responsible disclosure of security vulnerabilities.
- March 31, 2016
The serious Badlock vulnerability in Windows and Samba, announced three weeks prior to patches, triggers a debate over responsible disclosure of software flaws.
- February 26, 2016
Roundup: Microsoft EMET is vulnerable to exploit; it's time to update to v5.5.Plus; Dell, IBM and Gemalto research reports claim cybercriminals are getting smarter, bigger and faster.
- January 08, 2016
Internet Explorer end of life is on the way for three versions of Microsoft's Web browser, and enterprises need to understand which versions of Windows will still be supported.
- October 16, 2015
News roundup: FBI issues a public service announcement about EMV chip-and-signature cards. Plus: bumper crop of OS X malware in 2015; phishing sites with authenticated certificates and more.
- August 07, 2015
News roundup: ICANN confirmed its members' credentials were stolen Wednesday, forcing the nonprofit to enforce a site-wide password reset. Plus: VPN provider being used for APTs; Thunderstrike strikes again; Windows 10 security in its first week.
- June 26, 2015
New roundup: Sometimes the least of threats -- such as click fraud -- can end up being the bigger issues -- like ransomware. Plus: U.S. Navy won't let go of XP; U.S./China cyber code of conduct; and more!
- May 15, 2015
News roundup: Microsoft released security details of its new Edge browser, but is enough to restore user confidence? Plus: Millennial security threats; new ransomware, GPU-based malware; black hat cybersecurity services.
- April 21, 2015
Runtime application self-protection startup Waratek wins coveted RSA Innovation award.
- April 17, 2015
Opinion: Executive Editor Eric Parizo says Microsoft's security strategy may have once been the benchmark for other vendors to emulate, but in 2015 the software giant's priorities lie elsewhere.
- March 05, 2015
The serious HTTPS FREAK exploit was thought to only affect Android, iOS, and MacOS, but Microsoft has confirmed that it also affects all supported versions of Windows.