The Internet is full of advice on how users should go about choosing strong passwords, and on what schemes web admins should implement to make them do so and what protection mechanisms should be used to protect those accounts, but according to a group of researchers from Microsoft and the Carleton University in Canada, there is little available guidance that is actually supported by clear, solid evidence.
Microsoft clearly wants everyone to shake off the dog days of summer and pay attention to patching.
The Black Hat conference is underway at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and the "business" part of the conference is bustling.
Microsoft has released version 5.0 of its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), a free utility that uses a number of security mitigation techniques to prevent the successful exploitation of vulnerabilities in various software.
Bromium Labs analyzed public vulnerabilities and exploits from the first six months of 2014.