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Last week we reported that Dell computers were being shipped with a security flaw similar to Lenovo’s “Superfish”. It involved a root certificate called eDellRoot. While Dell itself has released instructions on how to remove the certificate from its computers, Microsoft has come to the rescue by providing tools that will get rid of eDellRoot automatically.
When Windows 10 was released, many people were up in arms over the operating system’s ability to constantly track how users were interacting with it and would send that information back to Microsoft. With the first major update for Windows 10 that came out earlier this month, Microsoft has seemingly removed Diagnostics Tracking Service, also known as DiagTrack, which was responsible for the tracking. But it turns out the company has just renamed the service.
There are a lot of organisations that still have to run web apps made for Internet Explorer. Despite releasing its new Edge browser, Microsoft understands it needs to continue supporting Internet Explorer for some of its enterprise customers. That’s why it has made improvements to its Internet Explorer 11 Enterprise Mode tools.
The IT security threat landscape has changed dramatically in recent years with attacks becoming more organised and targeted, especially in the enterprise space. CEOs can no longer just palm the problem off to the technical people in their organisations; they have to take responsibility for IT security within their businesses, according to Microsoft Australia CTO James Kavanagh.
It’s the eternal struggle between workers and IT managers: employees want to have access to certain systems and applications that will make their jobs easier but IT managers, in a bid to protect their organisations from external security threats, will not allow it. While it is understandable that IT professionals want to lock down their environments as the threat landscape evolves, protecting the organisation shouldn’t make lives difficult for end-users, argues Microsoft.