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Microsoft Admits Cloud Service Faces 300% Increase in CyberAttacks

Technology giant Microsoft has revealed that its cloud-based user accounts have seen a 300% increase in cyber attacks over the past year. In a blog post announcing its Security Intelligence Report...

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Microsoft is Turning the Tables on Russian Hackers with Lawyers

Microsoft is beginning counter measures against the alleged state-sponsored Russian hacking group known as Fancy Bear. Linked with Russia’s covert military intelligence agency, Fancy Bear is...

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Ransomware Woes Sees India Force Microsoft for Cut-Price Upgrade Deal

Following last month’s unprecedented cyberattack led by the WannaCry ransomware, India has reportedly pressed Microsoft to offer a significant one-time discount deal for over 50 million Windows...

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Microsoft Security Director Admits Windows 10 Disables 3rd Party Antivirus Software

As Kaspersky Lab sues Microsoft for alleged antitrust compliant violations, a senior security executive at the software giant confirmed that the latest version of its flagship operating system,...

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Microsoft Patches Windows XP to Protect Against Nation-State Attacks

After Microsoft took the unprecedented step of releasing patches for Windows XP following last month’s WannaCry attacks, the software maker has released additional updates for all of versions of...

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Microsoft is Warning Christmas Shoppers about Ransomware

In a new post on its Malware Protection Center blog, software giant Microsoft has warned customers about ransomware cybercriminals targeting online shoppers through a phishing...

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Microsoft’s PowerShell is Being Abused by Malware Authors

Microsoft Powershell, the software giant’s prominent scripting language that is now the default shell in the ever-popular Windows operating system is being used by cybercriminals to spread...

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Microsoft Is Banning the Most Popular (and Least Secure) Passwords

Microsoft is cracking down on easily crack-able credentials by banning simple password - which are, coincidentally, the most commonly used passwords. Earlier this week, a Microsoft program manager...

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Critical Vulnerability Within Microsoft Secure Channel Allows Remote Code Execution

Make sure you patch your systems immediately. Exploits taking advantage of this critical vulnerability are already in the works.

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Darkhotel APT: An Elite Spying Group Targeting Executives

Extremely skilled, elite hackers, are targeting executives when they're vulnerable with surgical precision.

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