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Microsoft Windows security News
August 29, 2018
Security researcher SandboxEscaper released proof-of-concept code for a Windows 10 zero-day on Twitter, but Microsoft has no details for a potential patch.
April 30, 2018
Proof-of-concept code showing how an NTFS flaw can shut down Windows systems was published by a security researcher nine months after he disclosed it to Microsoft.
April 06, 2018
Microsoft's poor coding when forking and modifying open source UnRAR code introduced a critical Windows Defender flaw that could allow an attacker full system rights.
March 28, 2018
A security researcher discovered the recent Windows Meltdown patches may fix the Intel flaws, but also introduced a more severe vulnerability in some versions of Windows.
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If you're using Windows Defender AV to protect your company, it's imperative to configure the malware protection properly. This tip lays out the management options for admins. Continue Reading
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Windows Defender includes several features IT pros can use to tighten security. Application Guard, for example, isolates browser sessions to defend against internet-based attacks. 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
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The Qihoo 360 Core Security team found a Microsoft vulnerability -- named Double Kill -- that affects applications via Office documents. Learn how this is possible with Nick Lewis. Continue Reading
Spider ransomware has been found spreading malicious files via a phishing campaign that gives victims a 96-hour deadline. Learn how this attack is similar to past attacks with Nick Lewis. Continue Reading
The CVE-2018-0886 vulnerability found within Microsoft's CredSSP was recently patched. Discover what this vulnerability is and how it affects the CredSSP protocol with Judith Myerson. Continue Reading
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Without the latest Windows Defender updates, your users' desktops won't be completely protected. When update problems occur, there are several actions you can take to solve them. Continue Reading
Mac platforms are at risk after Malwarebytes discovered four new Mac malware strains. Learn how to protect your enterprise and how to mitigate these attacks with expert Nick Lewis. Continue Reading
A security researcher exposed an NTFS flaw that Microsoft deliberately hasn't patched. Expert Michael Cobb explains how the bug works and why it isn't being treated as severe. Continue Reading