Windows 7 Security Primer

Good series of articles about Windows 7 security:http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Windows-7-Security-Primer-Part1.htmlhttp://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Windows-7-Security-Primer-Part2.htmlhttp://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Windows-7-Security-Primer-Part3.html These articles cover the fundamental information how to secure Windows 7 and some of the lesser known security functionality it provides. – Urs  

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Microsoft Freshens Retro Code Lock-Down Tool

Microsoft has released a new version of a software tool that developers and administrators can use to harden older applications against common vulnerabilities. Short for Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, EMET version 2.0 brings several new protections to operating systems and applications such as Windows XP or Internet Explorer 6, which remain widely used even though…

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Microsoft Releases SDL Docs with Creative Commons License

[PCMag] In the last several years, for the most part, Microsoft “got” the importance of security and took it to heart. One of the main points they got was that it was in their interest for all the software running on Windows systems (the Windows “ecosystem”) to be secure, so they have been increasingly less…

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Microsoft Malware Protection Center – The Stuxnet Sting

For the past week or so, MSRC has been closely tracking a new family of threats called Stuxnet (a name derived from some of the filename/strings in the malware — mrxcls.sys, mrxnet.sys).  In the past few days, it has become a  popular topic of discussion amongst security researchers and in the media. First and foremost, MSRC…

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What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?

An unsupported version of Windows will no longer receive software updates from Windows Update. These include security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, which can steal your personal information. Windows Update also installs the latest software updates to improve the reliability of Windows—new drivers for your…

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Reminder: Support for Windows XP SP2 and Windows 2000 ended July 13, 2010

As Microsoft announced in 2008, support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) will end on July 13, 2010. Support for Windows 2000 will end on the same date. Customers running an unsupported version of Windows or Windows service pack will not be eligible for any Microsoft support options. Updates, including security updates released with…

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Microsoft Offers Developers Cloud Security Tips

Microsoft this week published a best practices guide for writing applications to its Windows Azure cloud computing environment. http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/3/E/73E4EE93-559F-4D0F-A6FC-7FEC5F1542D1/SecurityBestPracticesWindowsAzureApps.docx “We wrote this paper because no matter how many defenses we add to Windows Azure, it is important that people building software or hosting services in ‘The Cloud’ understand that they must also build software with…

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Microsoft Security Compliance Manager released

The Security Compliance Manager will help you accelerate knowledge to merge best practices, customize once to centralize decision making, and export to multiple formats to enable monitoring, verification, and compliance. The tool is designed to help accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies….

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What your users don’t know about vulnerabilities can hurt you

DarkReading: If your security strategy relies on end users to perform updates or avoid risky behavior, then it’s time to ask yourself a question: How much do end users really know about security vulnerabilities? “Non-IT folks are often only aware of security vulnerabilities that are covered in mainstream publications and media or hit close to…

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