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  • SMBs still use Windows XP and face security risks

    17.06.2014

    Almost one in five small and medium businesses worldwide are currently exposed to major security risks as they are still using Windows XP after Microsoft ended support for the operating system, according to Bitdefender.

  • Microsoft says user content won't be used for targeted advertising

    13.06.2014

    Microsoft has announced several changes to its Microsoft Services Agreement (MSA), and the most important one is that they have now put in writing that they are not using "people’s documents, photos or other personal files or what they say in email, chat, video calls or voice mail to target advertising to them." The MSA covers the following services: Bing, MSN, Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail), OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive), Microsoft account, Family Safety, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Writer, Office.com, Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium, Microsoft Office 365 University, and other Microsoft Office–branded services that link to the agreement through a supplemental agreement.

  • Microsoft battles US search warrant requesting customer emails stored abroad

    11.06.2014

    Microsoft is battling a search warrant that could have a great impact on the future of US tech companies in the global market.

  • Microsoft delivers seven advisories

    11.06.2014

    Patch Tuesday, June 2014 delivers seven advisories, of them, two critical, five important – one of which is the seldom seen “tampering” type.

  • Outlook for Android fails to keep emails confidential

    27.05.2014

    Did you know that Outlook and many other email and mobile messaging Android apps store your emails and messages on the device's SD card, unencrypted, and accessible to any third-party app that is permitted to access the card's contents? Couple that with the (widely given) permission to access the Internet, and your potentially confidential conversations might be exfiltrated and stored on remote servers for attackers to peruse and misuse.




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Bash Shellshock bug: More attacks, more patches

Posted on 29 September 2014.  |  As vendors scramble to issue patches for the GNU Bash Shellshock bug and companies rush to implement them, attackers around the world are probing systems for the hole it opens.


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