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Microsoft, the company that produces Windows which is the target of practically every ransomware attack, is now offering paid products to fight those very ransomware attacks.

Published in Open Sauce

Microsoft has issued patches for 117 CVEs in its April Patch Tuesday release, with nine rated critical and 108 as important, the most it has ever released for a single month since September 2020. Included among these were two zero-day vulnerabilities, one of which was exploited in the wild and reported to Microsoft by the NSA.

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Microsoft is introducing a safety feature known as Smart App Control in Windows 11 that will prevent users from running malicious applications by blocking untrusted or unsigned applications.

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A Microsoft announcement that the company would be disabling macros as a default feature in Excel 4.0 has been greeted as a step that "would really help defenders".

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Microsoft has released Windows 11, with the company's chief product officer for Windows + Devices, Panos Panay, describing it as the start of a new era for the PC.

Published in Home Tech

A researcher at a security firm that disclosed an issue with a protocol in the Microsoft Exchange mail server software has defended not having made contact with the company before releasing his findings, saying the issue had been known for seven years.

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A protocol used by Microsoft Exchange, the popular email server software used by both individuals and businesses, has been found to be leaking credentials of users, who attempt to authenticate from clients like Microsoft Outlook, due to a defect in its design.

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An 81-page document issued by a so-called Ransomware Task Force makes no mention of Windows or Microsoft, apart from the fact that one of the co-chairs who drafted this document is from this company.

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Global security provider Sophos has discovered a Microsoft Exchange Server hosting a malicious monero cryptominer which is aimed at other Exchange servers.

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Microsoft has taken a further step to mitigate attacks on its Exchange Server product by including a mitigation tool that it released a couple of days ago in its Defender Anti-Virus program.

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Microsoft has offered users of Exchange Server a means of mitigating the so-called ProxyLogon attack, a one-click tool that it says has been tested across the 2013, 2016 and 2019 versions of Exchange Server.

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Users of Microsoft's online services are continuing to face issues, with the company's Intune and Managed Desktop services still not working propery, the company said in a tweet on Tuesday US time.

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Microsoft is rolling back an update to its authentication system after access issues surfaced affecting thousands of users worldwide.

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Microsoft has issued an advisory stating that four zero-day exploits are being used to attack versions of Microsoft Exchange Server on-premise.

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Google has very cleverly got its way as far as the news media code is concerned, leading Australian politicians on and ensnaring them in a very neat trap. And the company has ensured that nobody will lose face as a result of all the threats.

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Microsoft software has once again proved to be the weak link and opened the path for cyber attacks, this time to the US Treasury Department and an entity that deals with Internet and telco policy. The network management software SolarWinds appears to have opened the door for other agencies to be attacked.

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Microsoft's Windows operating system is the target of a massive majority of the malicious software that abounds these days. And it has adopted the same strategy for avoiding blame as it did with the problem of viruses and worms: presenting itself as part of the solution, not the problem.

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Multiple Microsoft 365 services have gone offline on Tuesday (AEDT) with users unable to gain access, the company says in a health status report. Later, the company said it had fixed the issue, without offering any detail as to what had caused the whole thing to collapse.

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In an act that has led to him being labelled a grifter, US President Donald Trump has suggested that the US should get a cut from the price paid for social media company TikTok "‘because we’re making it possible for this deal to happen".

Published in Technology Regulation

As a company, Microsoft may lack many attributes; it may be behind the curve on many things and may not be cool as some other tech firms. But in one aspect, the Redmond behemoth outdoes the rest in spades: chutzpah.

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