Microsoft stepping up the concern for security here. Users should take note and use this formula as a best practice and apply to all passwords used especially Banking, Credit and Finance-related sites.
Microsoft is banning weak and common passwords from Microsoft Account and Azure AD system and implementing a feature called smart password lockout.
Source: Microsoft May Ban Your Favorite Password | SecurityWeek.Com
If your a Windows user, there is another hole in the web that you need to guard against. Apple is no longer issuing updates to QuickTime on the Microsoft platform. This coupled along with the that the Department Homeland Security has reported potential flaws should definitely throw up a red flag.
The recommended best practice in this case is to remove/uninstall Apple QuickTime from your PC at your earliest convenience. After doing so, it is highly recommended to update all other software including all anti-virus products. Regular system updates should also be made.
Source: The Verge
Starting today, Microsoft will no longer support most versions of Internet Explorer, one of the most contentious pieces of software in history.
Will this lead to a bettter web? Only time will tell, but it has to be a step in the right direction.
Source: The Sorry Legacy of Internet Explorer | WIRED