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Windows 8: Unpatched Flash vulnerability leaves users at risk

Microsoft introduces several changes to Internet Explorer 10 in its Windows 8 operating system. You may for instance know that Windows 8 ships with two different Internet Explorer versions: first…

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Microsoft Says Ditch Desktop Gadgets Or Risk Viruses

Microsoft have released a security fix it that removes desktop gadgets from Windows 7 and Windows Vista which has a security flaw that could allow remote code execution

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A New Hack has Occurred on a Refurbished XBox 360

Well, the hacks they just keep on coming. Now Microsoft has become aware that their Refurbished Xbox 360 can come under a credit card hack. Reported within the last several…

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The Zeus Botnet is under Microsoft Attack

Microsoft has been targeting botnets for some time now, and their latest venture is against the Zeus Botnet. If you don’t know what a botnet is, it is a system…

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Microsoft and 10 years of Trustworthy Computing

Microsoft had a very bad reputation in the area of security. It’s programs were easily infected with viruses, corrupted, and otherwise compromised. But 10 years ago, Bill Gates sent an…

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What Do You Think Of The Windows 8 Picture Password?

One of the coolest things that we’ve seen come from Windows 8 is the new picture password log on feature. For those of you who don’t know, this is a new method of logging in. It’s quite a cool feature if you ask me, however it’s been slated be some security experts.

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First Windows 8 Bootkit To Be Shown Next Week

A Windows 8 Bootkit has already been discovered by security researcher Peter Kleissner which he plans to demonstrate at MalCon in India next week.

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New Third-Party Android Enterprise Management and Security Released

There aren’t many products on the market these days that make me angry, but Google’s Android operating system is still one of them.  Software startup 3LM has today announced that…

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Microsoft Reveals That Windows Phone Does/Did Have a Privacy Bug

Microsoft released a statement today that their new mobile OS does include a privacy bug which is corrected in the 7.5 update.

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Get secure banking by docking Windows 7′s on-screen keyboard

One of the best ways to improve security when you’re online is to use Windows’ onscreen keyboard to enter details into banking and other financial websites.  It might be slower…

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Patching the Windows Hosts File: Release Your Inner Hacker

How to edit your hosts file to block unwanted website and content automatically.

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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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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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How to Install Windows7 Bitlocker on your Flash Drive

If you encrypt data drives, regardless of whether they are fixed or removable, you can unlock an encrypted drive with a password or a smart card, or set the drive to automatically unlock when you log on to the computer.

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Microsoft Addresses Congresses Concerns Over Windows Phone Security

Microsoft responded yesterday with a nine-page letter to the US Congress detailing their processes and where they stand on privacy with regards to mobile computing.

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Microsoft Security Essentials Scores Low on AV-Test

The AV-Test consists of 22 anti-virus programs on Windows 7. The test is said to determine just how good your program is and each program requires a minimum score of 11 out of 18 possible to pass.

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