Tim Greene

Tim Greene covers Microsoft for Network World and writes the Mostly Microsoft blog.


Hordes of cable modems, Web cams, printers can become DDoS launch platforms

Attackers are mounting DDoS attacks from home routers, wireless access points, cable modems, Web cams and printers by taking advantage of weaknesses in the protocol they use to announce themselves on networks.

Review: Surface Pro 3 isn’t really what enterprises want in a laptop

Review: Surface Pro 3 isn’t really what enterprises want in a laptop

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is touted as the tablet that can replace your laptop, but is it what businesses want to issue to all their employees?

Patch Tuesday: Windows, Internet Explorer need critical patches

Windows and Internet Explorer are need critical patches this month, according to Microsoft’s advanced notification about Patch Tuesday bulletins.

Microsoft offers sweeteners to get enterprises to buy Surface Pro 3

Microsoft offers sweeteners to get enterprises to buy Surface Pro 3

Microsoft is wooing IT purchasing execs at enterprises with a set of frills it hopes will convince them to buy Surface Pro 3 – “the tablet that can replace your laptop” – to actually replace corporate laptops.

Startup Outlier grabs endpoint forensic data without agent software

Outlier, a startup with a sound pedigree in network security, is launching an endpoint threat-detection system that sets itself apart from competitors by working without the need for an agent on every machine.

Windows 8.1 backups can leave sensitive files exposed to Internet

Failing to properly set up Windows File History can make private data Google-able.

Expert: Basic hacks can compromise industrial control systems

Industrial control systems for dams, power plants, chemical plants and the like can be hacked with simple phishing attacks followed up by using tools that are easily available through Metasploit, security pros were told at a...

Services such as Apple Pay may make smaller banks more vulnerable to attacks

Many banks with less than $50 billion face a problem that payment systems like Apple Pay will make even more attractive to exploit. By altering electronic-transfer files criminals can redirect funds to accounts they control and make...

9 things to look for in Windows 9

9 things to look for in Windows 9

Microsoft is discussing the future of Windows Tuesday at which time it could make public some of these rumored upgrades.

What corporate security pros should do about Shellshock/Bash bug

What corporate security pros should do about Shellshock/Bash bug

Shellshock/Bash bug exploits can force compromised servers to act as bots and, depending on the types of privileges the servers have, attackers can make them do a lot worse so corporate security pros should patch important affected...

Bot-herders can launch DDoS attacks from dryers, refrigerators, other Internet of Things devices

Bot-herders can launch DDoS attacks from dryers, refrigerators, other Internet of Things devices

A new malware kit called Spike can infect not only traditional desktops but also routers, smart thermostats, smart dryers and a host of other Internet of Things devices to herd them into massive botnets.

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