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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.

Published in Open Sauce

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

Published in Security

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.

Published in Security

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.

Published in Open Sauce

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.

Published in Security

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.

Published in Open Sauce

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.

Published in Security

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.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:19

Microsoft 365 services go down once again

Microsoft 365 services may have to be renamed to something with a smaller number, given that they have once again gone on the blink, with affected users unable to authenticate to, and access, them.

Published in Cloud
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 06:32

Microsoft cloud services hit by MFA issues again

Just a day after it issued a lengthy explanation of why its cloud multi-factor authentication failed last week, Microsoft has been hit by a similar issue again, with customers complaining that they have been unable to sign in to their Office 365 accounts.

Published in Security

After nearly 18 hours of an outage, Microsoft finally fixed the problem with its Azure cloud service by using an act familiar to Windows users: rebooting.

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Microsoft wants the population of Windows users to grow. Intel would like to see that happening too, given that it is joined at the arm and the hip to the Redmond software behemoth. Newer PCs are more expensive, but run the bloated Windows operating system that much faster.

Published in Open Sauce

Amazon plans to enter the Australian Protected cloud market, but it really can't be bothered to offer the same service as it does to the American Government, it would appear.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 30 November 2017 08:17

Microsoft plans to expand Redmond campus

Microsoft will expand its campus in Redmond beginning next year, with the addition of 18 new buildings, 6.7 million square feet of renovated workspace and US$150 million of transportation infrastructure improvements.

Published in Strategy
Friday, 28 April 2017 09:47

Microsoft Surface sales go south in 3Q

Sales of Microsoft's Surface tablets and laptops have fallen by 26% in the third quarter of the current financial year, a drop of US$285 million compared to the figures for the corresponding quarter in the last financial year.

Published in Market
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