Facebook announced at USENIX its new Internet Defense Prize, a bounty that rewards researchers for defensive technologies that prevent vulnerabilities and mitigate attacks.
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Rogue antivirus malware is on the decline, but a new, simpler version of that threat that simply redirects users to the site of a fake malware protection service has been infecting users around the world.
Facebook published numbers today that demonstrate the pervasiveness of encryption on the web; the social network said 95 percent of its notification emails are encrypted with Perfect Forward Secrecy, up from 29 percent in May.
Microsoft said it is still working on a fix for a broken patch released last Patch Tuesday that is causing Blue Screens of Death and system crashes.
Microsoft released nine security bulletins today, including a critical Internet Explorer update, as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday release.
Microsoft announced that it will block older ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer, starting with Java.
Microsoft announced that the latest version of its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, EMET 5.0, was released to general availability today.
One of Microsoft’s top security executives said the company has never been asked by the United States government to build a backdoor into any of its products, and if the company was asked, it would fight the order in the courts.
A paper published by Microsoft and researchers at Carleton University declare password re-use and weak credentials have their place for users managing multiple accounts.
It’s been a weird couple of weeks for Microsoft. On June 30 the company announced its latest malware takedown operation, which included a civil law suit against Vitalwerks, a small Nevada hosting provider, and the seizure of nearly two dozen domains the company owned. Now, 10 days later, Microsoft has not only returned all of the seized[…]