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Free virus protection for your small biz

Microsoft Security Essentials (free antivirus and antispyware software) is now available for small businesses. Small business owners can download and install Microsoft Security Essentials for no cost. For more information, see Microsoft Security Essentials available to Small Businesses on October 7. Note: If you operate a business running more than 10 computers, we recommend that you use...

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Progress made, but still work to do

In her keynote speech at the RSA Conference in Europe yesterday, Adrienne Hall (General Manager, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing) shared evidence from the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report and outlined the progress that Microsoft and others have made in battling botnets.  “While we’re proud of the progress we and others across the industry have made to...

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Latest Security Intelligence Report shows older systems more vulnerable

Today Microsoft released the latest Security Intelligence Report (SIR). The ninth volume of this comprehensive report covers evolving threat landscape trends from January through June 2010, with a focus on botnets. You can read the report section by section online, or you can download the entire report. Here are some of the key findings: Older...

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Get the October security updates

Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Today Microsoft released 16 new security updates.  10 updates for Microsoft Windows 2 update for Microsoft Office 1 update for Microsoft Windows Media Player 1 update for .NET Framework  1 update for Internet Explorer  1 update for Microsoft Server Software  Why so many updates this...

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New Tool: SDL Regex Fuzzer

Hi everyone, Bryan here. I’m at the RSA Conference Europe this week to present “When a Billion Laughs Are Not So Funny: Application-Level Denial of Service Attacks.” I’ve predicted before that as cloud computing gains wider adoption, we’ll start to see a significant increase in denial of service (DoS) attacks against those services. When you’re...

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