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Upcoming security features of Windows 8 Enterprise edition

 July 19, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

In a recent post we discussed about Windows 8 security features for home users. This post talks about the security features of Windows 8 that caters to enterprises. Enterprise channels face different threats and hence require customized security features. Windows 8 Enterprise focuses on organizational needs but is only available...

Windows 8 security features that Quick Heal users will love

 July 18, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Windows 8 is scheduled to hit the market in October and promises a new era for desktops. Microsoft aims to integrate the PC market with the mobile market by unifying the Metro UI across all platforms. However, Windows has always brought a number of security threats due to its massive...

Microsoft May-2012 Patch Tuesday Released

 May 9, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Microsoft has released 7 bulletins covering a total of 11 vulnerabilities. Eight of this month’s issues are rated ‘Critical’ and they affect Windows, .NET, Office and Silverlight. The remaining issues affect Office and Windows. The following vulnerabilities are rated “Critical”: MS12-029- Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution...

The End is Near for Windows XP

 April 12, 2012

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Microsoft has gone a step further to purport the arrival of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system by declaring that post April 8, 2014 they will be withdrawing support for Windows XP. This gives home users and business enterprises two years to complete their migration from the OS that has...

Microsoft April-2012 Patch Tuesday Released

 April 11, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Microsoft has released six bulletins covering a total of 11 vulnerabilities. Seven of this month’s issues are rated ‘Critical’ and they affect Internet Explorer, .NET, and Windows. The remaining issues affect Internet Explorer, Windows, Forefront Unified Access Gateway, and Office. The following vulnerabilities has rated “Critical”: MS12-023- Cumulative Security Update...

Microsoft March-2012 Patch Tuesday Released

 March 14, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Microsoft has released six bulletins covering a total of seven vulnerabilities. Only one of this month’s issues is rated ‘Critical’ and it affects the Remote Desktop Protocol. The remaining issues affect the Windows kernel, DNS Server, Expression, Visual Studio and Windows. The following vulnerabilities are rated “Critical”: MS12-020 – Vulnerabilities...

Microsoft January-2012 Patch Tuesday Released

 January 11, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Microsoft has released seven bulletins covering a total of eight vulnerabilities. Only one issue is rated ‘Critical’ and it affects Windows Media. The remaining issues affect Windows, the kernel and Microsoft’s Anti-Cross Site Scripting library. The following vulnerabilities are rated “Critical”: MS12-004 – Vulnerabilities in Windows Media Could Allow Remote...

Microsoft November2011 Patch Tuesday Released

 November 16, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Microsoft has released only four bulletins covering a total of four vulnerabilities in its monthly security update. One of the bulletins is rated “Critical” while two are rated “Important” and the remaining one is rated “Moderate.” The only ‘Critical’ rated issue affects the Windows TCP/IP stack. It can potentially be...

Microsoft announces workaround for the Duqu exploit

 November 5, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Microsoft has posted a security advisory 2639658 to address the recently disclosed Windows kernel vulnerability (CVE-2011-3402) exploited by the Duqu malware. Microsoft has determined the flaw is in the processing of embedded True Type Fonts (TTFs). According to Microsoft: “The attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data;...

Microsoft October2011 Patch Tuesday Released

 October 12, 2011

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Microsoft has released 8 security bulletins covering a total of 23 vulnerabilities for software such as Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Forefront United Access Gateway and Microsoft Host Integration Server. 6 out of the 8 bulletins are rated ‘Important’, while 2 are rated ‘Critical’. Some of the...