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Microsoft: Windows 7 can’t keep up with security needs

Microsoft Germany blasts its own operating system for being ‘outdated’ Despite being three years away from the end of its lifecycle, Windows 7 is no longer fit for business use, according to Microsoft Germany. The company’s German division yesterday said Windows 7, which will receive regular security

This security threat has hit almost half of UK businesses and it will get worse

A new piece of research has found that approaching half of all businesses have been hit by aransomware attack over the last year. The study from Malwarebytes questioned over 500 IT leaders from companies across the UK and Germany, as well as Canada and the US, and

Microsoft is boosting security through Windows 10 hardware

The burden of Microsoft’s efforts to secure Windows 10 is now falling on PC, tablet and smartphone makers. Microsoft is making a hardware-based security feature called TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 a minimum requirement on most Windows 10 devices. Starting July 28, the company will require device

Computer security: With Boxmate malicious programs have no place left to hide

By preventing unexpected behavior changes, the “Boxmate” approach defends existing embedded systems, mobile devices, and even servers against known and as-yet unknown forms of attack. Computer scientists from the Center for IT Security, Privacy and Accountability (CISPA) at Saarland University will present their method for the first

Microsoft boasts that Edge is the browser to use if you want security

Web browser security is a major concern – with plenty of infections occurring due to careless surfing or vulnerabilities in add-ons – so it’s not surprising to hear that Microsoft has been boasting because it believes the new Edge browser is doing particularly well on this front.

Qubes’ Xen-Like Security Requires a Leap of Faith

If you want an effective and different approach to computer platform security, turn to the Qubes OS. Be prepared to adjust your expectations and your computing comfort zone, however. The Qubes OS does not work the way other Linux distros work in adding extra layers of security.