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Microsoft Windows security News
March 07, 2018
In its first move following the acquisition of cloud access security broker Skyhigh Networks, McAfee extended its cloud security platform to Microsoft Azure customers.
February 15, 2018
Intel's bug bounty program expanded its scope and rewards for bugs across all Intel products, and the company added a new program for side-channel flaws like Meltdown and Spectre.
February 14, 2018
Microsoft says Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities are now being tracked by Windows Analytics, which shows users the update status for CPU microcode and OS patches.
December 08, 2017
A critical vulnerability found in the Windows Malware Protection Engine required an emergency Microsoft patch, but one expert said Microsoft hasn't handled the announcement well.
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Microsoft Windows Defender Credential Guard is a security feature that isolates users' login information from the rest of the operating system to prevent theft. Continue Reading
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IT pros should follow Microsoft's guidelines for optimal Windows 10 security, but they should also take a look at what those guidelines signal moving forward. Continue Reading
Microsoft introduced some significant changes to Windows 10 in the Fall Creators Update. The My People app, for example, lets users pin contacts to their task bars. Continue Reading
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IT should consider following Microsoft's Windows 10 security recommendations in the Security Compliance Toolkit to better protect the operating system. Continue Reading
Windows Server hardening procedures drew renewed interest following the rash of ransomware outbreaks this year. See what tips on server safeguards got the most views in 2017. Continue Reading
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update brings new features to the OS, including in the realm of security. Windows Hello includes user-proximity signals now, for example. Continue Reading
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Google Project Zero discovered a WPAD attack that could target systems running Windows 10. Expert Michael Cobb explains how the attack works and how to bolster WPAD security. Continue Reading
A report from CrowdStrike highlights the growth of malware-less attacks using certain command-line tools. Learn how to handle these growing attacks with Matt Pascucci. Continue Reading
A stack buffer overflow vulnerability in Microsoft Equation Editor may have put enterprises at risk of compromise. Expert Judith Myerson explains what went wrong. Continue Reading