Microsoft acknowledges Google's report yesterday that an improper subordinate of root-trusted certificate authority, owned by the French government, falsely issued certificates for Google and others. Microsoft has taken action and given advice.
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A log of recent account activity, an account recovery code and better control of notifications to be added in coming days. Microsoft accounts are used in Windows 8, Outlook.com and Skydrive.
Here's how many data requests the U.S. gov't made for customer cell data last year (Hint: it's a lot)
Following requests by a leading U.S. senator, U.S. cell giants cough up their annual government data request figures. And it's a lot.
Many updates to many products, especially Windows 8 and 8.1, designated "non-security" will be released on Patch Tuesday.
Microsoft's EVP of Legal and Corporate Affairs outlined the company's new data protection strategy on the basis that the US government is an "advanced persistent threat" — a label used for cyber criminals.
From Facebook to Adobe, 2013 has been a tough year for companies looking to defend against cybercrime.
It looks like a fairly busy Patch Tuesday in December. There are two open zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows. It's likely there will be a patch for one, but not the other.
There are many public databases of breached accounts, the largest breach being that of Adobe.com, but no way to search across all of them. Until now.
An international arms control regime is planning to create export controls for some software security tools on the grounds that they might be used for nefarious purposes.
The banking giant suffered a network breach this year that resulted in a large data breach — though, funds or critical personal information are not thought to have been stolen.