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Will Windows 10 leave enterprises vulnerable to zero-days?

One thing Microsoft has been very public about is Windows 10’s new strategy of releasing patches to update the operating system at different times for consumer and enterprise versions.

Superfish: Lenovo goes on the bloatware offensive

Its been just under three weeks since February 19th, when Lenovo became entangled in a web of controversy over its preinstallation of Superfish’s Visual Search adware on some of its popular consumer laptops during last year’s holiday shopping season.

The end of mainstream support for Windows 7. Learn from past mistakes

The end of mainstream support for Windows: Don’t repeat the mistakes of the past, and be prepared. Especially if you’ve only just got rid of all the Windows XP computers in your company.

Microsoft to end free Advance Security Notifications

Microsoft is changing the way it distributes its Advance Notification Service, and will no longer make the security bulletins publicly available, according to eWeek.

Windows exploitation in 2014

Today, we published our research about Windows exploitation in 2014. This report contains interesting information about vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Office patched over the course of the year, drive-by download attacks and mitigation techniques.

Firefox 34 disables SSL 3.0 and tackles eight security fixes

Firefox 34, the latest version of the Mozilla’s popular web browser has disabled support for SSL 3.0 in reaction to the POODLE exploit, reported by We Live Security back in October.

Windows 10 to tighten security with prominent 2FA

Microsoft is taking aim at traditional single password systems with the upcoming version of Windows, by including build in two-factor authentication according to ZDNet, which describes the move as “audacious plans to tighten security”.

Windows XP Doomed – hackers play classic shooter on ATM

For computer hackers, making the classic first-person shooter Doom play on odd devices is a quest that never ends – but an Australian team may have won the game for good, by running Doom on an ATM.

Windows XP users slow to upgrade despite risks

Users of Windows XP are not upgrading to safer versions of the operating system after the April 8 deadline when Microsoft stopped supporting the aging OS – with a drop of just 2.4% in market share worldwide.

Microsoft rushes out Internet Explorer fix – even for XP machines

Microsoft rushed out an emergency security fix for Internet Explorer, to fix a flaw which hackers had already exploited – affecting IE versions 6 to 11 on several versions of Windows.

Microsoft Internet Explorer zero day flaw will be even worse for XP users

Microsoft announces a zero-day security flaw in many versions of Internet Explorer, the first to hit Windows users since XP support was terminated on April 8, potentially crippling IE on XP systems.

XP-diency: beyond the end of the line

Can’t yet upgrade from XP? Recommendations are being made by Gartner and others for staying (relatively) safe.

Goodbye, Windows XP!

This patch Tuesday, April 8, 2014, sees the last updates to be released to the public for Windows XP and Office 2003. After today, these programs have reached their End of Life (EOL) status, and will no longer be supported by Microsoft

5 Tips for protecting Windows XP machines after April 8, 2014

Microsoft will cease providing security updates for the Windows XP operating system on April 8, 2014. If you cannot get away from Windows XP yet, there are still a few things you can do to keep yourself safe.

Time to Move On From Windows XP

Windows XP comes to an end of sorts on April 8, 2014. After this, Microsoft will cease providing security updates or support for this venerable operating system. ESET discusses implications and resources.

Windows exploitation in 2013

The year 2013 was notable for the appearance of 0-day vulnerabilities that were primarily used in targeted attacks. In this case, criminal hackers worked on developing exploits, only not for random propagation of malicious code, but rather for use in attacks on specific users.

Windows 8.1 – security improvements

A new white paper, titled Windows 8.1 Security – New and Improved, looks at the some of the most anticipated—and controversial—security features of this new “.1″ point release of Windows 8.

Lock folders with fingerprint security in Windows 8.1 as biometrics becomes “integral”

The upcoming 8.1 update to Windows 8 will offer improved fingerprint security – including the option to secure folders using a fingertip, as well as signing into Microsoft accounts and authenticating online payments.

Win32/Gapz: New Bootkit Technique

Win32/Gapz’s new bootkit technique modifies just 4 bytes of the original VBR, has an enhanced dropper and complex kernel mode functionality, and evades ELAM.

Win32/Gapz: steps of evolution

Win32/Gapz has a new technique for code injection and a new VBR infection method. The dropper has many tricks for bypassing detection by security software.

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