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Many people think that protecting your computer can be done simply by setting the appropriate options in the Windows 10 checklist. How easy it would be if the process of saving a device with Windows 10 were reduced to installing security software. Unfortunately, such simplicity would be dangerous, and every software development company should keep this in mind.

 

Features that make Windows 10 more accessible can also make it easier for hackers to access your computer. Optimizing your security settings is very important when you have a computer that works with large databases, especially for private clients or government companies.

Published by on under Editorial | Security

Alerts are the basic unit of information for cybersecurity defense which are used by security teams to make critical real-time decisions. Every security layer or product can generate alerts, essentially a way to tell a human operator that some threshold or policy has been breached.

 

Without them, defenders would be blind, forced back to security based on static, restrictive policies or assumptions.

Published by on under Editorial | MDR

If you are using Windows 10 version 2004 or newer, Microsoft released another update (KB5004237) this month to address several issues affecting Windows 10 systems. The last update (KB5004945) was released on July 6th to address a Windows Zero-day vulnerability called "PrintNightmare".

 

All users running Windows 10 version 2004 (May 2020 Update), Windows 10 version 20H2, and Windows 10 version 21H1 must update their systems with this KB5004237 update by running Windows Update from the Settings app.

Published by on under News | Security

If you are using Windows 10 version 2004 or newer, Microsoft released an emergency update (KB5004945) to address a Windows Zero-day vulnerability. This vulnerability is called as "PrintNightmare" and is being exploited by attackers to achieve local privileges and remote code execution through the Windows Print Spooler service.

 

All users running Windows 10 version 2004 (May 2020 Update), Windows 10 version 20H2, and Windows 10 version 21H1 must update their systems with this KB5004945 update by running Windows Update from the Settings app.

Published by on under News | Security

As the security agencies have seen an increase in attacks against on-premise Microsoft Exchange servers, recently Microsoft released a one-click mitigation tool to help the customers of both current and out-of-support versions of on-premise Exchange Servers who are unfamiliar with the patch/update process.

 

Now the company has taken an additional step to further support the customers who are still vulnerable and have not yet implemented the complete security updates. To tackle the critical vulnerabilities in Exchange Server, Microsoft implemented an automatic mitigation tool within Defender Antivirus.

Published by on under Antivirus | Microsoft Defender

Recently, the security agencies have seen an increase in attacks against on-premise Microsoft Exchange servers. These attacks were made in email servers often used by small and medium-sized businesses. Due to these reasons, Microsoft thought of simple, easy-to-use, automated solutions to provide out-of-support versions of on-premise Microsoft Exchange servers.

 

With this in mind, Microsoft recently released a new one-click Mitigation Tool for the customers who are using on-premise Microsoft Exchange servers. This will help the customers who are unfamiliar with the patch/update process.

Published by on under Microsoft Exchange Server | News

Application Guard is an enterprise security feature that isolates untrusted documents in an exceedingly virtualized sandbox to guard your users against malicious and potentially harmful threats. When users encounter documents from untrusted sources that are not malicious, they will still be productive without fear about putting devices, data, or identities in their organization in danger.

 

To help protect your users against zero-day exploits and other advanced attacks through Office 365 documents, Microsoft announced the general availability of Application Guard for Office.

Published by on under Antivirus | Microsoft 365

Mobile phones provide lots of benefits to the users at present, and one of them is the free phone tracker facility. People much appreciate the power of new mobile apps since they help establish a strong connection with the surrounding mobile environment.

 

Today, we are going to review one of the best Phone Tracker app "Snoopza". The app is available for FREE. To learn more, continue reading further.

Published by on under Android | Editorial

Windows 10 version 21H1 is the next feature update coming on the way and is supposed to release in the first half of 2021. The new official documentation reveals that Windows 10 version 21H1 to receive a new feature that will get support for the TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.3 protocol.

 

Though the next feature update of Windows 10 won't bring any major features, the inclusion of TLS 1.3 is going to give better and safer transport layer security to the end-user.

Published by on under News | Security

Microsoft added a new security feature to the Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge browser that will protect you from malicious websites while surfing the net. Using the Microsoft Defender SmartScreen service, Microsoft implemented this feature to Edge 87.

 

While this feature is being tested by the Edge Insiders, Microsoft created some demo pages for you to understand how the browser will notify you in case it detects a malicious site. In this post, you can find some screenshots to understand how it will notify you of any malicious websites.

Published by on under Internet Browser | Microsoft Edge

In June 2020, Microsoft announced the availability of the Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to enhance the enterprise endpoint security and help the enterprises to protect against phishing and unsafe network connections from apps, websites, and other malicious apps.

 

Though the Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for Android was announced in June, the app is now finally available to be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

Published by on under Android | Microsoft Defender

Microsoft Defender Application Guard provides unprecedented protection against targeted threats using Microsoft's industry-leading Hyper-V virtualization technology. It helps to prevent any old and newly emerging attacks by using a hardware isolation approach.

 

Microsoft designed the Application Guard for Microsoft Edge. If you like to know how to enable the Microsoft Defender Application Guard on Windows 10, you will need to continue reading further.

Published by on under Internet Browser | Microsoft Edge

With the Google Chrome version 84, the search giant introduced the secure DNS in May 2020, and now Microsoft is bringing this feature to it's Edge browser and making the web browsing with Microsoft Edge more secure and private for its users.

 

If you are having the latest Microsoft Edge Canary build installed on your system, you can immediately try out this feature by selecting one of the four custom DNS service providers added in the browser settings. Let's learn how to secure your browsing with DNS over HTTPS (DoH).

Published by on under Internet Browser | Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for Android now available in Public Preview. It will offer protection against phishing and unsafe network connections from apps, websites, and malicious apps.

 

If you have Android devices running Android 6+ and the Intune Company Portal app downloaded from Google Play, you can now sign up for a free trial of Microsoft Defender ATP.

Published by on under Android | Antivirus

Websites use trackers to collect data about your browsing behavior and to display ads. The new Microsoft Edge is designed to detect and block the known trackers, but you can decide what trackers to block.

 

In this article we will learn the three levels of tracking protections that the new Edge browser offers, and how to enable it to stay safe while browsing online.

Published by on under Internet Browser | Microsoft Edge

OneDrive Personal Vault brings added security to your most important or sensitive files, photos and videos with a strong authentication method. The feature is rolling out worldwide and will be available to everyone with a Microsoft account by the end of 2019.

 

Continue reading to know what is OneDrive Personal Vault and how to enable or disable the Personal Vault in your OneDrive storage.

Published by on under News | OneDrive

Microsoft is currently working to include 'Windows Hello' feature to Windows 10 in Safe Mode, so that you can unlock your device using your face, fingerprint, PIN etc. to make it a complete password-less experience. This feature is targeted to release next year with 20H1 update.

 

Microsoft recently introduced it with the Windows 10 Insiders preview build 18995 to get the early feedback from the fast ring insiders.

Published by on under News | Security

Google, on a blog post announced that they are bringing the password-less authentication to Google Chrome application on Android. Initially the feature will be restricted to few of their services on Pixel devices, but gradually will be available to others as well.

 

Are you excited to have this secure authentication on your? Checkout this blog post to know the prerequisite and the way to try it now.

Published by on under Google | Google Chrome

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