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  • Top 5 free Windows security downloads

    SearchWindowsSecurity.com features a download section where you can find free tools that help you crack passwords, remove troublesome spyware and enhance network security. Check out our five most popular tools and find out what you've been missing.  Continue Reading

  • Developing a Windows patch methodology

    Patch Tuesday doesn't always make the patch process carefree. Jonathan Hassell recommends developing a good patch policy to ease the pain of frequent patching. Read his list of the essential components of a good policy.  Continue Reading

  • Prioritizing desktop patches

    Patching every month -- or sometimes more often -- can be a headache. Try killing the pain with a well-ordered plan. This checklist from contributor Serdar Yegulalp provides guidelines for prioritizing patches.  Continue Reading

  • Yes or no on Microsoft Firewall and other Windows hardening advice

    Windows hardening expert Jonathan Hassell offers his opinions on the issues that matter to you. In this collection of recent "ask the expert" questions, you can find out how to disable Microsoft Firewall, set permissions for shared Excel files and ...  Continue Reading

  • The hacker's toolbox

    Hackers attack your network with a variety of tools. Well, it's time to even the score. By using the tools they already have, you can test your network and find your most dangerous vulnerabilities before they do. Find out what they are using in this...  Continue Reading

  • SearchExchange.com E-mail Security Webcast Series: Locking down Exchange Server

    Locking down your Exchange Server is key to protecting your enterprise environment. In this five-part on-demand webcast series, Exchange expert Lee Benjamin guides you through the necessary steps to secure your Exchange Server environment. Watch and...  Continue Reading

  • Malware Glossary

    Malware is everywhere these days. In every email or IM and around every corner of the Internet is a new type of virus, worm or vulnerability, and you need to know exactly what you're up against. With this malware glossary, you can get up to speed on...  Continue Reading

  • Windows Hardening Expert Advice

    Recently, Windows hardening expert Jonathan Hassell answered a series of questions on topics ranging from Internet Explorer security to Windows Firewall to Group Policy. Read his  Continue Reading

  • Patch Management Toolbox

    Even though Patch Tuesday only comes once a month, keeping up with the latest security fixes is no easy task. A patch is designed to be a quick fix, but implementing and managing these patches can prove to be quite time consuming, if not practically...  Continue Reading

  • Patching Windows servers

    Patch management usually implies managing the updates of numerous client machines, but patching servers can be much more complicated -- even though there are usually fewer to patch. Contributor Serdar Yegulalp suggests some ways to ease the pain of ...  Continue Reading

  • Challenge 9: The Root of the Problem

    Do you suspect your network's security has been compromised? If so, with the right set of tools, you can discover and remedy such a problem in no time. See how other IT professionals went about getting to the root of their particular network ...  Continue Reading

  • Windows security toolbox: Free testing tools

    Choosing the right tool can make or break your Windows vulnerability assessment. With so many Windows testing and hacking tools at your disposal, it can be difficult to figure out which tool best suits your needs. We put together this toolbox to ...  Continue Reading

  • Checklist: Protecting users from themselves

    Users are prone to clicking on things they shouldn't. Eliminate this possibility by deactivating certain unneeded services on Windows XP machines. Contributor Jonathan Hassell provides an extensive list of recommended servcies to deactivate or ...  Continue Reading

  • Top 15 security tools for testing Windows

    Being proactive with security assessments can find unexpected vulnerabilities and ease pressure on patch Tuesday. Contributor and security testing guru Kevin Beaver discusses his 15 favorite security testing tools.  Continue Reading

  • Firefox security

    What if Firefox was as big a target as Internet Explorer? Would it still be the more secure option? Confessed Microsoft enthusiast Brien Posey examines the reality of Firefox's more secure reputation.  Continue Reading

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