Blog Posts Tagged with "Microsoft"


Few BitLocker-Equipped PCs Encrypt Data

September 26, 2010 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

Reasons users weren’t using the encryption tool included lack of education about encryption benefits, lack of a policy requiring encryption, fear of decreased system performance, and compatibility issues with disk encryption software and network devices such as SSL VPN...

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Office 2010 Reaches for the Cloud

August 11, 2010 Added by:Jay Ferron

Office 2010 is also Microsoft’s latest foray into integrating with Cloud computing! This means you never have to be far away from your documents, nor are your collaborators even if they do not have Office 2010 installed on their systems...

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Microsoft's Future in the Cloud

July 21, 2010 Added by:Rahul Neel Mani

Vikas Arora, Group Director, Cloud Services, Microsoft India speaks to Rahul Neel Mani on Microsoft's late entry into the cloud platform, how Azure compares with Amazon's products, Microsoft's future in the cloud and other possibilities in cloud computing...

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Google is phasing out Windows

June 04, 2010 Added by:Anton Aylward

According to a report in the Financial Times, Google are phasing out the use of Microsoft's Windows within the company because of security concerns. Citing several Google employees, the FT report reports that new hires are offered the option of using Apple Mac systems or PCs running Linux. The move is believed to be related to a directive issued after Google's Chinese operations were attacked in J...

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Accelerating Assessment with MS Security Assessment Tool

March 29, 2010 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

When working on a security assessment, it is always helpful to use an automated tool that compares the key elements to the known best practices, and generates an overview result set.

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Press F1 for Help, pwned.

March 08, 2010 Added by:Daniel Kennedy

Microsoft published security advisory 981169 yesterday in response to the zero day vulnerability reported a few days prior. The vulnerability is in the help system and can be triggered by luring an Internet Explorer user into pressing the F1 key. Windows 2000, Windows XP SP2 & SP3, and Windows 2003 SP2 with Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8 are all affected.

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Useless Account Control

October 22, 2009 Added by:Sudha Nagaraj

In these days of heightened security awareness, I would think any and every operating system should boast of a robust anti-virus software suite. The fact that Microsoft released its much-awaited and highly proclaimed Windows 7 OS today without built-in anti-virus software continues to puzzle me.

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