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Microsoft Active Directory Security News
July 15, 2014
Despite what may be a dangerous new Active Directory "pass the hash" attack variant, Microsoft has downplayed the issue as a technical limitation.
May 07, 2010
The updated version of Microsoft's claims-based identity software has single sign-on capabilities for apps both on-premise and in the cloud.
December 04, 2008
Microsoft will embed data classification technology into its platform under a deal that ties Active Directory Rights Management Services with RSA's data loss prevention suite.
October 14, 2008
Microsoft patched dangerous holes in implementations of Active Directory on Windows 2000 Server and memory allocation issues with its Host Integration Server.
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