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June 27, 2017
A newly disclosed Windows Defender bug, which could allow an attacker to fully take over a target system and create admin accounts, marks yet another major antivirus vulnerability.
June 09, 2017
News roundup: Kaspersky files a complaint against Microsoft's handling of independent antivirus software for Windows 10. Plus, hackers use Instagram to spread malware, and more.
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With Windows 10, Microsoft emphasized virtualization-based security, such as Device Guard and Credential Guard, to keep corporate information off users' devices. Continue Reading
As with any OS, security in Windows 10 is crucial. IT must emphasize third-party software patching, malware protection and more to create truly resilient Windows 10 devices. Continue Reading
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The Fall Creators Update is the latest major update to Windows 10. Two of the biggest changes are security enhancements and better Windows Update control. Continue Reading
Windows 10 has as many problems as any other OS before it, including startup speed issues, Windows defender failures, device driver issues and more. Continue Reading
Windows Defender Offline can help tackle malware infections that the basic version of Windows Defender can't remove. Expert Michael Cobb explains how. Continue Reading
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Recent cumulative updates have led to reports of Windows Defender update errors. Fortunately, these apparent Win10 Defender Update issues are illusory. Continue Reading
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are arguably Microsoft’s most secure operating systems yet, but desktop administrators still need to understand how their new features work. Enterprise IT must also address persistent vulnerabilities and remember the continued importance of patching. A combination of built-in and third-party tools can help admins keep up with Windows 8.x security. In addition, organizations must be careful not to make too many assumptions about Windows 8.1 security and keep up with threats such as “pass the hash” attacks. Continue Reading
Microsoft has strengthened Windows Defender for Windows 8, but IT may find third-party anti-malware products more useful than Windows 8 Defender. Continue Reading