Microsoft Windows security
- April 06, 2018
Microsoft's poor coding when forking and modifying open source UnRAR code introduced a critical Windows Defender flaw that could allow an attacker full system rights.
- March 28, 2018
A security researcher discovered the recent Windows Meltdown patches may fix the Intel flaws, but also introduced a more severe vulnerability in some versions of Windows.
- March 07, 2018
In its first move following the acquisition of cloud access security broker Skyhigh Networks, McAfee extended its cloud security platform to Microsoft Azure customers.
- February 15, 2018
Intel's bug bounty program expanded its scope and rewards for bugs across all Intel products, and the company added a new program for side-channel flaws like Meltdown and Spectre.
- February 14, 2018
Microsoft says Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities are now being tracked by Windows Analytics, which shows users the update status for CPU microcode and OS patches.
- December 08, 2017
A critical vulnerability found in the Windows Malware Protection Engine required an emergency Microsoft patch, but one expert said Microsoft hasn't handled the announcement well.
- October 26, 2017
Microsoft had to make several tradeoffs when developing patches for Windows XP. Expert Nick Lewis explains what these tradeoffs were and how enterprises should respond.
- September 27, 2017
The DerbyCon keynote covered why security research is an approachable field, as well as how to bypass a Windows digital signature check to run unwanted code.
- August 11, 2017
Microsoft antivirus policy changes for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in order to avoid further action in an antitrust case brought by Kaspersky.
- July 25, 2017
Experts applaud Microsoft for clever use of a lawsuit to claim command and control server domains used by malicious Russian APT group Fancy Bear.
- June 28, 2017
Researchers discovered the rash of Petya-like attacks are nothing more than a ransomware scam, and list files are impossible to restore.
- June 28, 2017
A new global ransomware attack has been spreading quickly using the same exploits as WannaCry, but researchers have already found ways to protect users from the damage.
- June 27, 2017
A newly disclosed Windows Defender bug, which could allow an attacker to fully take over a target system and create admin accounts, marks yet another major antivirus vulnerability.
- June 15, 2017
Microsoft claims recent WannaCry attacks did not influence the decision to disable SMBv1 by default in the next major Windows updates.
- April 18, 2017
A new release of NSA cyberweapons falls flat, as Windows exploits from the Shadow Brokers have mostly been patched. But unsupported systems are still at risk.