Security http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/9308/more en Can Windows Defender Really be an Enterprise Security Solution? http://windowsitpro.com/security/can-windows-defender-really-be-enterprise-security-solution <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's IT department is the ultimate testing scenario when it comes to rolling out operating systems upgrades, security solutions and management software for all of their company wide computer systems. Their most recent white paper is all about implementing a standard security solution to protect those end points using Windows Defender.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/can-windows-defender-really-be-enterprise-security-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/can-windows-defender-really-be-enterprise-security-solution#comments Security anti-malware anti-virus IT Microsoft resource security White Paper Windows 10 Windows Defender Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:50:00 +0000 174031 at http://windowsitpro.com Security Sense: The Ethics and Legalities of Selling Stolen Data http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-ethics-and-legalities-selling-stolen-data <div class="node-body article-body">Stolen data from breached websites is frequently sold online. It's almost always to the detriment of the victims and in turn, this should bring with it stiff penalties for the perpetrator.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-ethics-and-legalities-selling-stolen-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-ethics-and-legalities-selling-stolen-data#comments Troy Hunt's Security Sense Data Breach security Security Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:04:00 +0000 174001 at http://windowsitpro.com Password deathwatch? Banks increasingly adopt biometrics to keep customers (more) secure http://windowsitpro.com/security/password-deathwatch-banks-increasingly-adopt-biometrics-keep-customers-more-secure <div class="field-deck"> “We believe the password is dying,” bank executive declares </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>To paraphrase Winston Churchill, passwords are the worst form of authentication, except for all the others. And now banks are increasingly convinced they&#39;ve found something not quite as bad.</p> <p>Biometrics have been popping up all over in computing lately, lead by fast fingerprint scanners on phones and Windows 10&#39;s built-in biometrics support.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/password-deathwatch-banks-increasingly-adopt-biometrics-keep-customers-more-secure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/password-deathwatch-banks-increasingly-adopt-biometrics-keep-customers-more-secure#comments Security Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21:43:00 +0000 173861 at http://windowsitpro.com Long Update Scans for Windows 7 Addressed in Latest Windows Update Client Fix http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/long-update-scans-windows-7-addressed-latest-windows-update-client-fix <div class="node-body article-body">A fix for the Windows Update client is available that attempts to solve long update scans.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/long-update-scans-windows-7-addressed-latest-windows-update-client-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/long-update-scans-windows-7-addressed-latest-windows-update-client-fix#comments Patch Tuesday Windows 7 Windows 7 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:28:00 +0000 173691 at http://windowsitpro.com Want to make big money in IT security? Here's what to focus on http://windowsitpro.com/security/want-make-big-money-it-security-heres-what-focus <div class="field-deck"> 2016 Skills and Salary Survey finds IT investing heavily in security roles, particularly with the right certification </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Compensation for IT security roles seems to rise and fall in waves, but recently businesses seem to realize that an ounce of prevention beats pounds of the pain that can come in the wake of a major intrusion.</p> <p>IT security ranked third highest in the top average paying jobs, according to the most recent Global Knowledge Skills and Salary Survey.</p> <p>On average, respondents in the security field made $104,949.</p> <p>Which certifications a security professional had appears to have a large impact on salary.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/want-make-big-money-it-security-heres-what-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/want-make-big-money-it-security-heres-what-focus#comments Security Security skills Training Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:35:00 +0000 173681 at http://windowsitpro.com Hackers make $71,200 off of breaking into military websites in Pentagon's first bug bounty http://windowsitpro.com/security/hackers-make-71200-breaking-military-websites-pentagons-first-bug-bounty <div class="field-deck"> Pentagon plans to expand bug bounty program, make it permanent fixture </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Between April 18 and May 12, over 1,400 hackers set their sights on the Pentagon, finding 138 security holes ranging from Cross-Site Scripting attacks to SQL injections. The attacks were so successful, the Pentagon decided to invite the hackers back and make it a regular event.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/hackers-make-71200-breaking-military-websites-pentagons-first-bug-bounty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/hackers-make-71200-breaking-military-websites-pentagons-first-bug-bounty#comments Security HackerOne HackerOne Pentagon Pentagon security Security Tue, 21 Jun 2016 02:04:00 +0000 173631 at http://windowsitpro.com Update on KB3163622 That Breaks Group Policy: It’s Not Me, It’s You http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/update-kb3163622-breaks-group-policy-it-s-not-me-it-s-you <div class="node-body article-body">There's now a resolution available for those affected by Patch Tuesday's KB3163622.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/update-kb3163622-breaks-group-policy-it-s-not-me-it-s-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/update-kb3163622-breaks-group-policy-it-s-not-me-it-s-you#comments Patch Tuesday Patch Tuesday Patch Tuesday Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:10:00 +0000 173231 at http://windowsitpro.com Patch Tuesday: Security Update for Group Policy Breaks Group Policy http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/patch-tuesday-security-update-group-policy-breaks-group-policy <div class="node-body article-body">A security update for Group Policy for this month doesn't quite work as expected.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/patch-tuesday-security-update-group-policy-breaks-group-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/patch-tuesday-security-update-group-policy-breaks-group-policy#comments Patch Tuesday Patch Tuesday Patch Tuesday Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:26:00 +0000 173151 at http://windowsitpro.com Mark Zuckerberg's embarrassingly insecure password revealed: dadada http://windowsitpro.com/security/mark-zuckerbergs-embarrassingly-insecure-password-revealed-dadada <div class="field-deck"> If one of tech's wunderkinds can't be bothered with a real password, how much worse is everyone else doing? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Never reuse passwords. Use a mix of alphanumeric characters, symbols, and different casing. Change passwords regularly. These are just a few of the rules Mark Zuckerberg apparently violated with accounts on other social networking sites.</p> <p>Hackers briefly took over the Facebook founder&#39;s Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram accounts, all using information reportedly hacked from the massive LinkedIn breach.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/mark-zuckerbergs-embarrassingly-insecure-password-revealed-dadada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/mark-zuckerbergs-embarrassingly-insecure-password-revealed-dadada#comments Security Facebook Facebook LinkedIn LinkedIn Security security Security Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:09:00 +0000 172311 at http://windowsitpro.com (CC) Brian Solis, www.briansolis.com and bub.blicio.us. Security Sense: Think Carefully Before Claiming a Company was Hacked http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-think-carefully-claiming-company-was-hacked <div class="node-body article-body">We've seen a lot of companies genuinely hacked lately and a lot of false claims too. It's really important to get the facts straight.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-think-carefully-claiming-company-was-hacked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-think-carefully-claiming-company-was-hacked#comments Troy Hunt's Security Sense Data Breach security Security Fri, 03 Jun 2016 06:46:00 +0000 172101 at http://windowsitpro.com