Security http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/9308/more en $100M Email Phishing Case Offers Lessons Learned for IT http://windowsitpro.com/security/100m-email-phishing-case-offers-lessons-learned-it <div class="field-byline"> Todd R. Weiss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The scheme victimized two Internet companies out of $100 million from 2013 to 2015. Here are some tips from IT experts to help fight such incidents inside your company.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/100m-email-phishing-case-offers-lessons-learned-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/100m-email-phishing-case-offers-lessons-learned-it#comments Security Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:38:00 +0000 188631 at http://windowsitpro.com Resource: Reducing Risk with a Cybersecurity Checklist (eBook) http://windowsitpro.com/security/resource-reducing-risk-cybersecurity-checklist-ebook <div class="node-body article-body">This 16 page eBook from Microsoft is a great resource for not only executives to review and discuss but also IT Managers and System Admins.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/resource-reducing-risk-cybersecurity-checklist-ebook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/resource-reducing-risk-cybersecurity-checklist-ebook#comments Security cybersecurity eBook Microsoft resource security Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:36:00 +0000 188611 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Tweaks Simplified Servicing Packages for Older Versions of Windows http://windowsitpro.com/windows-update/microsoft-tweaks-simplified-servicing-packages-older-versions-windows <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has made a change to the new streamlined update process for older versions of Windows.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-update/microsoft-tweaks-simplified-servicing-packages-older-versions-windows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-update/microsoft-tweaks-simplified-servicing-packages-older-versions-windows#comments Windows Update IE Internet Explorer sccm System Center Configuration Manager updates Windows 7 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Update Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:09:00 +0000 188411 at http://windowsitpro.com Prevent criminal hackers who target IoT to gather private data and guess passwords http://windowsitpro.com/security/prevent-criminal-hackers-who-target-iot-gather-private-data-and-guess-passwords <div class="field-byline"> David Geer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">DDoS attacks are hardly the only way attackers pit IoT against the enterprise. Cyber miscreants compromise IoT to unlock treasure troves of PII, which grants them ammunition to easily gather passwords for accounts at businesses, government agencies inside the military. Because many connected devices mean many passwords, criminal hackers also crack IoT at home and at work to cull countless device credentials. They test these passphrases on enterprise systems, assuming that people repeat the same word jumbles on every system they access.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/prevent-criminal-hackers-who-target-iot-gather-private-data-and-guess-passwords" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/prevent-criminal-hackers-who-target-iot-gather-private-data-and-guess-passwords#comments Security Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:23:00 +0000 188401 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft's Shifts from Security Bulletins to the Security Update Guide http://windowsitpro.com/security/microsofts-shifts-security-bulletins-security-update-guide <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft is shifting the way the company distributes security and notifies customers about security related issues with the companies software portfolio.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/microsofts-shifts-security-bulletins-security-update-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/microsofts-shifts-security-bulletins-security-update-guide#comments Security Microsoft notices Notifications security Security Bulletins Security Guide Windows Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:19:00 +0000 188281 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Plans to Consolidate Windows Update History for Older Versions of Windows in April http://windowsitpro.com/windows-update/microsoft-plans-consolidate-windows-update-history-older-versions-windows-april <div class="node-body article-body">After moving older versions of Windows to a cumulative style series of updates like those received by Windows 10 last fall, Microsoft now plans to also duplicate the update history page for these older operating systems.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-update/microsoft-plans-consolidate-windows-update-history-older-versions-windows-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-update/microsoft-plans-consolidate-windows-update-history-older-versions-windows-april#comments Windows Server Windows Update Windows Client Windows Windows 7 Windows 8.1 Windows Update Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:04:00 +0000 188221 at http://windowsitpro.com Canonical Offers Extended Security for Ubuntu 12.04 http://windowsitpro.com/security/canonical-offers-extended-security-ubuntu-1204 <div class="node-body article-body">Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Extended Security Maintenance) will extend security updates beyond the releases end-of-life in April.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/canonical-offers-extended-security-ubuntu-1204" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/canonical-offers-extended-security-ubuntu-1204#comments Security Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:01:00 +0000 188181 at http://windowsitpro.com Security Sense: Car Crashes, Security Incidents and Normal Accidents http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-car-crashes-security-incidents-and-normal-accidents <div class="node-body article-body">The idea of "zero incidents" is a fundamentally flawed concept when we're dealing with complex systems.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-car-crashes-security-incidents-and-normal-accidents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-car-crashes-security-incidents-and-normal-accidents#comments Troy Hunt's Security Sense security Security Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:48:00 +0000 188101 at http://windowsitpro.com Try out new features in the Windows Defender ATP Service with a Creators Update Trial http://windowsitpro.com/security/try-out-new-features-windows-defender-atp-service-creators-update-trial <div class="node-body article-body">One area that is getting a lot of attention in the upcoming Creators Update feature upgrade is added security and for Office 365 subscribers that means an improved Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/try-out-new-features-windows-defender-atp-service-creators-update-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/try-out-new-features-windows-defender-atp-service-creators-update-trial#comments Windows 10 Azure Security Advanced Threat Protection ATP Creators Update Windows 10 Windows Defender Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Windows Defender ATP Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:01:00 +0000 188091 at http://windowsitpro.com Security Expert Bruce Schneier on Regulating IoT http://windowsitpro.com/security/security-expert-bruce-schneier-regulating-iot <div class="node-body article-body">The sorry state of IoT security needs regulating, not only because it's disruptive to the Internet, but because it poses a threat to public safety.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/security-expert-bruce-schneier-regulating-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/security-expert-bruce-schneier-regulating-iot#comments Security Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:36:00 +0000 188081 at http://windowsitpro.com <p>Photograph by <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bruce_Schneier_at_CoPS2013-IMG_9133.jpg">Rama, Wikimedia Commons</a>, licensed under&nbsp;Cc-by-sa-2.0-fr</p> Photograph by Rama, Wikimedia Commons, Cc-by-sa-2.0-fr