Microsoft has released a new public preview of Azure Active Directory Connect, a tool for connecting Windows Server AD to Azure AD. It will replace DirSync and the standalone Azure AD Sync tools.
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Two new variants of malware targeting government and business targets have been unearthed.
Microsoft's MDOP 2014 R2 set of management and deployment tools for Windows, adds new application and user-experience virtualization features.
As Linux malware matures, Google's malware checker will give samples the same treatment as those uploaded for Windows.
Researcher finds malicious Tor exit node which envelops Windows EXEs inside another Windows EXE which drops malware.
Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.
The technical preview of Windows 10 is heavy on tools for the power desktop user that businesses will want to evaluate, but the most important features will be visible later in the preview cycle.
A beta of the next version of Microsoft's Visual Studio and other new tools for Windows developers are expected to get updates in November.
Malicious ads are making their way to high traffic properties and using unique malware in a hunt for fresh victims.
The XSLCmd backdoor, popular in targeted Windows attacks, has been around for weeks at a minimum and still no anti-malware products detect it.
Correction. The Mac malware situation is a much lower-pressure one than that on Windows, so many products perform very well. But it's still worth comparing them, so AV-TEST.org tests 18 products, both free and paid.
Here are six top-quality scanners that will help you clean up systems and keep them safe in the future. There are tools here for systems ranging from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.
New strains of the malevolent Zeus malware have been discovered using the Windows 'PIF' file extension to steal information from compromised computer systems.
Trend Micro finds malware using Windows Software Restriction Policies to block security software from running.
Google has moved to block local Chrome extensions in a bid to protect Windows users against silent malware extension installations.
Most of the 24 updates are for Windows 8 and other recent versions. We can confirm that the new version of the Malicious Software Removal Tool works with Windows XP.
Microsoft is developing a set of cloud-based tools for managing and deploying session virtualisation servers, allowing you to publish and share apps on Windows, iOS, Android, OS X and (soon) Windows Phone devices. We take the beta for a test drive.
The 2014 version of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) suite of Windows virtualization, management and security tools is available for volume licensees.
With Office for iPad, Microsoft has set a very high bar for the forthcoming touch-based Windows 8 version of Office. If you've got an iPad and access to Office 365, these tools have to be a recommended install.
Independent test lab AV-Test Institute compared 34 anti-malware/Internet security products for home and business users on Windows 7 64-bit. Trend Micro came out on top for business; Bitdefender, Kaspersky and Qihoo for consumer.
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