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August 12, 2014
Beyond the usual slew of IE security patches, Microsoft's August 2014 Patch Tuesday made a couple of moves to improve the security of its browser.
August 06, 2014
EMET 5.0, the latest version of Microsoft's zero-day prevention tool, includes several new features, most notably improved ways to block plug-ins like Flash and Java.
July 08, 2014
Microsoft's July 2014 Patch Tuesday release addressed two dozen flaws in Internet Explorer. Adobe also provided a critical update for Flash.
June 10, 2014
June's patches fix an Internet Explorer 8 issue that Microsoft said was never exploited in the wild. Plus: Adobe issues a critical Flash Player patch.
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Address space layout randomization (ASLR) is a memory-protection process for operating systems (OSes) that guards against buffer-overflow attacks by randomizing the location where system executables are loaded into memory. Continue Reading
Learn about security implications of the April 2014 Windows XP end-of-life date and the end of XP security updates, plus planning an XP migration. Continue Reading
Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is an antimalware software product made by Microsoft that provides protection for client computers against viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and other malicious software on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 ... Continue Reading
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The variety and sheer number of network endpoints, users and devices in the enterprise today is driving IT's demands for enhanced security features and tools; Windows 8.1 is Microsoft's response. Windows 8.1 includes what is promised to be a less ... Continue Reading
With the release of Microsoft EMET 5.0 come new features and functionality. Michael Cobb explains what's new in the technical preview. Continue Reading
Continuing with Windows Server 2003 after its end-of-life date is a problem waiting to happen. Michael Cobb offers pointers on an upgrade. Continue Reading
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It's a fact of life: Windows systems get hacked. In this tip, expert Nick Lewis discusses multiple Windows command-line tools to help enterprises discover if their system has been compromised. Continue Reading
It's over. Now what? Learn whether it's possible to secure Windows XP without security updates, and get advice for jump-starting your migration plan. Continue Reading
PCI compliance may be nearly impossible after the April 2014 Windows XP end-of-life date if merchants don't address vulnerable XP-based POS systems. Continue Reading
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Ensuring BYOD access in an enterprise environment can be quite challenging, especially when it comes to balancing security with employee satisfaction. Learn about different Windows 8.1 features that can help ease the process. Continue Reading
Crash data from Windows Error Reporting can potentially help attackers conduct targeted attacks. Is the data a security vulnerability? Continue Reading
Microsoft added CAMP technology to Windows 8.1 to defeat socially engineered malware. Is it effective? Michael Cobb explains how CAMP works. Continue Reading