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Microsoft has had multi-factor authentication support for Office 365 administrative accounts since last year. Now that important security feature is available for ordinary user accounts in Midsize Business and Enterprise plans.
Microsoft has launched new pricing for its managed multi-factor authentication service.
Microsoft quietly rolled out support for two-factor authentication in its Lync client as part of its July cumulative update.
Microsoft is joining the two-factor authentication ranks, adding support for this security mechanism across its products and services accessible via a Microsoft Account.
Microsoft is alleged to have a new two-factor authentication feature in the works for its accounts.
Sharity mounts shares exported by Windows, Samba and other SMB/CIFS servers in the file system of Unix computers. Sharity implements...
Microsoft is suing an Israeli reseller for allegedly faking Windows authentication stickers on computers it sold - but the target of the lawsuit is baffled by the legal action.
Microsoft is positioning PhoneFactor as helping it to provide a broader range of authentication services to Microsoft's cloud customers.
The Microsoft Office Live Client Application Connection code sample provides code for the solution developer to use to build a client...
Microsoft may charge business users for Skype video archiving and authentication, but keep the base consumer video service free, according to one high-ranking company executive.
Microsoft has included remediation for the SpyEye banking Trojan in its Malicious Software Removal Tool.The SpyEye form grabber, which goes after authentication details, tries to hide on systems to make detection more difficult, Microsoft said in a blog post on Wednesday.
Oracle has just released another big security update, patching 17 vulnerabilities across various platforms -- except for Apple's Mac OS X. All the holes could be remotely exploited without authentication, which means patches should be applied as a matter of urgency, especially on systems where Microsoft Windows is being run with administrator privileges.
Reports cropped up across Twitter around 1:30 ET on February 16 from individuals having problems logging into Microsoft's Hotmail, Xbox Live, as well as other Windows Live services. No word yet from Microsoft on what's causing the issue, other than it seems to be connected with Windows Live ID authentication.
Microsoft has won a patent that seems to cover an old Unix authentication scheme known as Sudo.
The latest version of Microsoft Live Hotmail's CAPTCHA authentication system has been broken, reports InfoWorld via security company Websense.According to a detailed analysis of the latest hack by Websense, spammers have come up with a new scheme to fool the CAPTCHA:The process starts in the same way as did previous CAPTCHA-breaking attacks, using bot-controlled zombie PCs under remote control to fill in the main fields - name, password, country - asked for by Hotmail during signup.
Microsoft is to allow pirated copies of Windows XP to download and install Internet Explorer 7 without gaining Windows Genuine Advantage authentication, which is a move to boost security but not encourage piracy, according to the software giant.
When you’re the Evil Empire, it’s only natural to get a bad rap for everything you do. Microsoft gets bad-mouthed a hundred times a week for things that would be perfectly acceptable coming from anyone else. Given that level of criticism, it’s easy to ignore the times when they’re just completely, egregiously wrong.Microsoft’s new Windows Genuine Advantage authentication software which is now being pushed onto Windows users’ machines via Windows Update, is one of those occasions. Someone at Microsoft just pushed the Stupid button. And things aren’t going to get better until they stop pushing it.
Microsoft's decision to ditch native support for RSA's SecurID tokens in Windows Vista may irk enterprises that have already deployed the two-factor authentication technology but it should increase competition and openness.RSA's chief executive Art Coviello on Tuesday revealed that although Microsoft had originally planned to include native support for SecurID tokens in Vista, the idea had now been shelved.
Microsoft has shelved plans to include native support for RSA's SecurID tokens in Windows Vista, even though the company has been trialling the technology for almost two years.In February 2004, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates announced that Windows would be able to support easy integration with RSA Security's ubiquitous SecurID tokens, which meant that enterprises would find it far easier to deploy a two-factor authentication system for logging on to networks and applications.
Microsoft says its Sender ID is ready for action. Others say it's still early days for authentication.
Features include delivery of e-mail directly to mobile devices and an authentication protocol Microsoft says will help filter spam.
Issues surrounding Chip and PIN mean that future of authentication lies with multiple methods, says a Microsoft privacy expert who is confident that no single strategy will prevail
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