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  • Windows 8 security features improve, but IT concerns remain

    Microsoft made several security improvements in Windows 8, such as adding the new Secure Boot feature. But vulnerabilities remain. 

  • October patches fix four threats

    A memory corruption problem that allows arbitrary code to run is one of the big issues addressed in this monthly patch parade. 

  • Cool things about security, nothing about Britney Spears

    This list features the coolest pieces of Microsoft Windows content on the Interweb. Na nu, na nu. 

  • Security Bytes: Sophos spots Windows validation worm

    Also: A new Internet Explorer flaw makes the browser vulnerable to remote attackers and Sun patches a trio of flaws in StarOffice. 

  • Security Bytes: Major spammer offers an allocution

    Meanwhile, McAfee acquires Preventsys; a new Snort fix is released; Microsoft launches Web-based security services; and a group forms to tackle health industry flaws. 

  • Zero-day threat targets Microsoft Word

    Update: Symantec says a targeted exploit uses Microsoft Word to open a backdoor in users' systems. It recommends blocking .doc files at the network perimeter. Microsoft is working on a fix. 

  • Windows threats are evolving

    Windows security threats are not what they used to be. In years past, most security problems were related to how Windows operating systems interacted with Internet Explorer. Now, however, there are four new trends with which you need to concern yours... 

  • Q & A: The evolution of spyware

    This past week, antispyware vendor Webroot Software Inc., with headquarters in Boulder, Colo., released its quarterly State of Spyware report, which reviews malicious software trends. The company also made news by teaming with the FBI in an identity ... 

  • Fresh Bagels offer baked-in rootkits

    The prolific worm's latest variants now sport rootkit functionality; one AV firm says most malware may soon include rootkits because attackers won't be able to resist the ROI. 

  • Surveillance exposes malware that comes back from the dead

    By using test machines to surf questionable Web sites, one vendor has found malware that outsmarts today's defenses, often by recreating itself after being deleted.