That was fast. Roughly 24 hours after news emerged that an unknown number of Lenovo PCs were infected with potentially dangerous software, Microsoft released a tool that automatically removes the offending code. [Updated]
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A collection of notable security news items for the week ending January 2, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
Yes, you still can trick Microsoft into giving you security updates for Windows XP. No, it's not a good idea. You are not protected.
The State Department says that its unclassified email system may have been breached, but that classified systems remain safe.
Microsoft's Garage is morphing from an internal hacking lab to an incubator for lightweight consumer-focused apps for Android, iOS and Windows.
Microsoft is adding iOS and Windows Phone email-profile provisioning and IE 11 Enterprise Mode support to its Windows Intune device-management service.
[UPDATE: Microsoft response] A single registry setting makes Windows Update think your XP system is Windows XP POSReady, which will receive updates for another five years.
Kaspersky Lab has described a bot written entirely in Java which can run on Windows, Mac or Linux. Even the infection method is cross-platform.
Hackers for hire and some of their customers have been arrested in a international crackdown on email hacking services.
Eighteen months after Telstra took the plunge to move its BigPond customers to Windows Live email, issues have forced the company to take another look at the platform.
LinkedIn denies it hacked into the personal email accounts of users, and intends to fight a class action lawsuit brought against the firm.
Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu operating system, has suffered a massive data breach on its forums. All usernames, passwords, and email addresses were stolen.
While all the focus has been on Microsoft pulling the plug on Windows XP support, next April is also going to be zero hour for the veteran email server.
Chinese spies! Advanced persistent threats! Sophisticated "cyber" attacks! They're just buzzwords for attacks that are happening all the time, so why be surprised?
Last week, a hacker released information about the Bush family, a family containing two former U.S. presidents. In this article, our own David Gewirtz takes us behind the scenes of the investigation.
If you're disappointed by Microsoft's Windows 8 Mail app, help could soon be on the way in the shape of a Windows Store version of TouchDown, the popular mobile mail app.
As part of a "winter cleaning," Google plans to drop support for its most powerful sync feature for customers of its free email services. What effect will this decision have on customers using the latest versions of Windows and Office?
Some Windows Phone 8 users (including yours truly) are experiencing spontaneous reboots and email sync problems. Microsoft officials say they are investigating.
A new round of emails tries to dupe unsuspecting users to "update" to Windows 8 for free.
This comprehensive, practical and well-written book helps you understand how malware works, so you can keep your Windows PCs, servers and associated systems free from infection.
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