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How To Disrupt Attacks Caused By Social Engineering
10th Jan 2018 [5 months ago] from Microsoft
This post is authored by Milad Aslaner, Senior Program Manager, Windows Devices Group. A decade ago, most cyber-attacks started with a piece of malware or a complex method to directly attack the infrastructure of a company. But this picture...
A Worthy Upgrade: Next-gen Security On Windows 10 Proves Resilient Against Ransomware Outbreaks In 2017
10th Jan 2018 [5 months ago] from Microsoft
Adopting reliable attack methods and techniques borrowed from more evolved threat types, ransomware attained new levels of reach and damage in 2017. The following trends characterize the ransomware narrative in the past year: Three global...
Understanding The Performance Impact Of Spectre And Meltdown Mitigations On Windows Systems
9th Jan 2018 [5 months ago] from Microsoft
Last week the technology industry and many of our customers learned of new vulnerabilities in the hardware chips that power phones, PCs and servers. We (and others in the industry) had learned of this vulnerability under nondisclosure agreement...
Application Fuzzing In The Era Of Machine Learning And AI
3rd Jan 2018 [6 months ago] from Microsoft
Proactively testing software for bugs is not new. The earliest examples date back to the 1950s with the term fuzzing. Fuzzing as we now refer to it is the injection of random inputs and commands into applications. It made its debut quite...
We’re Moving To Microsoft Secure
20th Dec 2017 [6 months ago] from Microsoft
We’re packing up and moving! Starting January 2018, we’ll move our blogs to Microsoft Secure. At Microsoft Secure, you will find technical information for Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and Windows, alongside product updates, cybersecurity...
Detonating A Bad Rabbit: Windows Defender Antivirus And Layered Machine Learning Defenses
11th Dec 2017 [6 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 [7 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 [7 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 [7 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 [7 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...
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