Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems security management

  • May 30, 2005 30 May'05

    Letter #2: Firefox will never be as big a target as IE

    When asked which browser will win them over -- Internet Explorer or Firefox -- readers' choices are clear. Read one of six letters to the editor.

  • May 30, 2005 30 May'05

    Letter #1: Firefox is the trustworthy choice

    When asked which browser will win them over -- Internet Explorer or Firefox -- readers' choices are clear. Read one of 10 letters to the editor.

  • May 26, 2005 26 May'05

    Microsoft security advisories draw mixed reviews

    With its May patch cycle, the software maker began sending out security alerts that don't come with patches. The value of such alerts is a matter of debate. Meanwhile, one researcher warns that June could be a busy month for Microsoft patches.

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Mergers: The shifting security landscape

    Symantec's merger with Veritas will change security managers' lives.

  • April 04, 2005 04 Apr'05

    Critical flaws in IE, Outlook

    Two high-severity flaws in IE and Outlook could allow attackers to launch malicious code.

  • March 16, 2005 16 Mar'05

    Spending on software patches is a tough sell

    IT must create guidelines and promote awareness to ensure the success of a patching program, according to a speaker at the SecureWorld Expo.

  • February 15, 2005 15 Feb'05

    Triage needed to process Microsoft's February patch batch

    With a dozen security bulletins fixing more than 60 vulnerabilities, administrators will need to prioritize their patches for this cycle. But even security experts disagree about where to begin.

  • November 16, 2004 16 Nov'04

    Break out of old-school habits to secure Windows

    When it comes to security, most Windows administrators follow an old-school programmer's mentality, which keeps them working in crisis management mode. In this column, reader Al Reust explains how and why administrators ...

  • October 21, 2004 21 Oct'04

    The security landscape

    This excerpt from "The administrator shortcut guide to patch management" lists the top vulnerability categories and discusses the growing number of computer security threats that require patching.

  • August 11, 2004 11 Aug'04

    Keep secrets

    This excerpt from Chapter 1 of Roberta Bragg's "Hardening Windows systems" explains why you need to keep your mouth shut.