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August 06, 2009
At Black Hat, a researcher unveils a tool that obfuscates fixes in Windows security patches, making them invisible to binary diffing suites and automated reverse engineering.
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Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) locks down IE on Windows servers, but admins often disable it. Continue Reading
Ever wonder if what you've downloaded from Windows Update is a complete scam? Michael Cobb explains how to check that the programs you have installed are actually from Microsoft. Continue Reading
Attackers recently discovered how to exploit the Windows Update service to push malware onto targeted systems. Is the new attack possible because of a flaw in Windows Update itself? Or is it because users just aren't being careful? Michael Cobb ... Continue Reading
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Your hardware or software may not be compatible with Windows 7. Contributor Tony Bradley reveals how to bridge the gap using Windows XP Mode virtualization. Continue Reading
A handful of patch management tools from Microsoft and third -parties can help your organization determine your Windows patch level and identify missing security patches. Continue Reading
Microsoft offers Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as a free download, but there are installation and agent-related issues to contend with. Continue Reading
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Although Windows 7 is more secure than its predecessors, it remains vulnerable to security threats. In this tip, Brien Posey details five steps for securing Windows 7 desktops. Continue Reading
How can employees securely sync their smartphones to your company's Exchange email system? Greg Braunton details the features and products you need to keep data secure. Continue Reading
Even though it's a consumer offering, the free Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 endpoint security software may be a perfect fit for many midmarket firms. Robbie Higgins explains why. Continue Reading