The operating system is meant to protect industrial systems from cyberattack by preventing any third-party code from executing.
Free antimalware service, set to replace Microsoft's subscription-based suite, is scheduled to be available for public beta testing on Tuesday.
Avoid the suites of antimalware software and opt for free agents.
In preparing for the second beta, Microsoft announces security enhancements to Internet Explorer 8 expected in August.
The safeguards, provided by Haute Secure, rely upon a community of dedicated users to inform the product when to block and when not.
The beta 2 version of the company's Forefront Threat Management Gateway beta 2 is its first edge protection service to work on 64-bit servers.
Beginning Saturday, Microsoft will start pop-up notifications to remind users that as of April 8 it will cease providing any kind of patches or fixes to Windows XP.
Although the software giant will stop providing updates to the venerable OS this April, it will keep offering anti-malware updates until July 2015.
An illegal, hacker-helmed identity-theft service called SSNDOB -- as in Social Security Number and date of birth -- compromises servers at several major US data brokers, according to a report.
AV-Test.org's latest security-suite efficacy test fails Microsoft Security Essentials -- for the second time in a row. This time, though, it's not alone.