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Microsoft acquires security authentication provider

PhoneFactor, which provides telephone-based authentication for users in the business world, is now part of Microsoft. Terms weren't disclosed.

By Oct. 4, 2012

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Zero-day flaw found in Web encryption

Flaw is found in the Transport Layer Security and Secure Sockets Layer protocols, which have typically been used online retailers and banks to provide security for Web transactions.

By Nov. 5, 2009

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Microsoft to add dual-factor sign-on security 'soon': report

The company will follow very closely in Google's footsteps as it adds a more secure authentication process for logging in to devices and services, LiveSide.net reports.

By Apr. 9, 2013

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Browsers tackle the 'BEAST' Web security problem

Mozilla considers disabling Java in Firefox as a solution to a weakness with the Transport Layer Security protocol used for accessing sensitive Web sites.

By Sep. 29, 2011

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Apple fixes a dozen holes in Mac OS X

Several holes addressed in Apple's security update could allow an attacker to take control of the computer, including a hole in Flash Player plug-in.

By Jan. 20, 2010