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Windows More Secure Than OS X

Windows is still more secure than OS X contrary to popular belief. Black Hat security experts have done some investigation into the matter

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BlueHat Security

There has been a lot of news about security hacks lately. In fact, today, there was a report from McAfee today that claims that there has been a long-term cyber-espionage campaign…

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Microsoft Is Going After the Rustock Botnet

Rustock is responsible for spam, with up to 30 billion spam mails every day. It has pirated software, shady pharmaceuticals, and counterfeit items. It is a cyber crime element that has been on Microsoft’s watch list for some time.

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More Critical Patches For Windows 7

Microsoft released 4 security patches for windows today. One critical one addresses a security issue with bluetooth, while the others are minor fixes

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Microsoft Clamps Down on AutoRun Malware

Microsoft has been doing a lot to combat malware and viruses in recent years, which has included its monthly “malicious software removal tool” issued through their Windows Update service.  Another…

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Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 Released

Yesterday Microsoft quietly announced Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0, it’s anti-malware software. As usual it’s available as a free download and while it’s predecessor was widely regarded as one of the…

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AVG Update Cripples Windows 7

For those of you who are using Windows 7, you may want to watch out if your using AVG antivirus to protect your system. On Wedensday night, AVG released an…

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New Security Essentials Beta Arrives

A new beta of Microsoft’s free anti-virus product, Microsoft Security Essentials has appeared just as Panda Anti-Virus looks set to complain to the EU about Microsoft offering the package to…

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Windows 7 Offers Security But Is It Good?

Microsoft has been side stepping the issue of bundling its anti-malware solutions with Windows. But in one sense shouldn’t it be doing it any way? After all, it is their software design that is open to security breaches, so shouldn’t they be responsible for fixing them?

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Windows 7 Ultimate – Hacked

From this list, OEM’s can bypass the normal activation process, put the software on their machines and sell the package. To be sure, most, if not all, OEM’s won’t go that route.

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The Latest on Botnet Cybercrime

Bot herders guard their botnets and invest large amounts of time, effort, and money in developing and making them work to their full capability. They spread their bots by a central command system to thousands or millions of computer users through the distribution of malicious software or user deception

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Microsoft releases 49 Security Patches

On Tuesday 10-12-10, Microsoft Issued 49 security patches, the biggest ever. The security patches are to protect PC’s from hackers taking control of the system. This is because the Stuxnet…

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Innovative Network Security Feature For Windows 8

We currently have two main sources for news about Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system: Microsoft employees who mention features during interviews, speeches or on official Microsoft sites, and job…

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Microsoft Security Essentials Celebrates Its 1st Birthday

To be honest it doesn’t seem like a year ago to me when Windows Security Essentials was introduced to the world. I was even one of those people who were…

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Stuxnet Malware Used 4 zero-day exploits

A recent malware attack using the Stuxnet worm attack used four different zero-day vulnerabilities to enter into and spread around Microsoft’s Windows operating system. New emerging details have shown a light…

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Microsoft – Adobe Work on Zero Day Attack

A Zero-Day Attacks is a computer threat that tries to exploit computer application vulnerabilities that are unknown to others, not even to the the software developer, and for which no security fix is readily available.

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The Waledac Botnet – RIP

Waledac did not respond to the case, but they were actively involved in trying to stop it. In one incident they actively tried to retaliate, by launching a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack against the law firm that filed the suit. Then in a second and more notorious action, they threatened one of the researchers involved in the case.

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Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch For Zero Day Flaw

Microsoft has pushed out an emergency patch for Windows Vista and Windows 7 PCs, eight days before its next patch Tuesday. And with good reason too, attacks have begun to…

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