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Detonating A Bad Rabbit: Windows Defender Antivirus And Layered Machine Learning Defenses
11th Dec 2017 [8 months ago] from Microsoft
Windows Defender Antivirus uses a layered approach to protection: tiers of advanced automation and machine learning models evaluate files to reach a verdict on suspected malware. While Windows Defender AV detects a vast majority of new...
Microsoft Teams Up With Law Enforcement And Other Partners To Disrupt Gamarue (Andromeda)
4th Dec 2017 [9 months ago] from Microsoft
Today, with help from Microsoft security researchers, law enforcement agencies around the globe, in cooperation with Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU), announced the disruption of Gamarue, a widely distributed malware that has been used...
Windows Defender ATP Machine Learning And AMSI: Unearthing Script-based Attacks That ‘live Off The Land’
4th Dec 2017 [9 months ago] from Microsoft
Scripts are becoming the weapon of choice of sophisticated activity groups responsible for targeted attacks as well as malware authors who indiscriminately deploy commodity threats. Scripting engines such as JavaScript, VBScript, and PowerShell...
New Tech Support Scam Launches Communication Or Phone Call App
20th Nov 2017 [9 months ago] from Microsoft
A new tech support scam technique streamlines the entire scam experience, leaving potential victims only one click or tap away from speaking with a scammer. We recently found a new tech support scam website that opens your default communication...
#AVGater Vulnerability Does Not Affect Windows Defender Antivirus
13th Nov 2017 [9 months ago] from Microsoft
On November 10, 2017, a vulnerability called #AVGater was discovered affecting some antivirus products. The vulnerability requires a non-administrator-level account to perform a restore of a quarantined file. Windows Defender Antivirus...
Detecting Reflective DLL Loading With Windows Defender ATP
13th Nov 2017 [9 months ago] from Microsoft
Todays attacks put emphasis on leaving little, if any, forensic evidence to maintain stealth and achieve persistence. Attackers use methods that allow exploits to stay resident within an exploited process or migrate to a long-lived process...
Mitigating And Eliminating Info-stealing Qakbot And Emotet In Corporate Networks
6th Nov 2017 [10 months ago] from Microsoft
The threat to information is greater than ever, with data breaches, phishing attacks, and other forms of information theft like point-of-sale malware and ATM hacks becoming all too common in todays threat landscape. Information-stealing...
Windows Defender Exploit Guard: Reducing The Attack Surface With Next-generation Host Intrusion Prevention
23rd Oct 2017 [10 months ago] from Microsoft
Windows Defender Exploit Guard is a new set of intrusion prevention capabilities that ships with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The four components of Windows Defender Exploit Guard are designed to lock down the device against a...
Making Microsoft Edge The Most Secure Browser With Windows Defender Application Guard
23rd Oct 2017 [10 months ago] from Microsoft
Innovation in the attack space is constant as adversaries increase in both determination and sophistication. In response to increased investments in defense, attackers are adapting and improving tactics at breakneck speed. The good news...
Introducing Windows Defender Application Control
23rd Oct 2017 [10 months ago] from Microsoft
Application control is a crucial line of defense for protecting enterprises given today’s threat landscape, and it has an inherent advantage over traditional antivirus solutions. Specifically, application control flips the model from...
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