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Active Directory security News
September 27, 2018
At its Ignite 2018 conference, Microsoft declared an end to the password era and extended support for its Microsoft Authenticator app to Azure AD-connected apps.
July 20, 2018
Microsoft introduced its new Identity Bounty Program that offers up to $100,000 in rewards for reported vulnerabilities in its identity services, such as Azure Active Directory.
December 15, 2015
A new blog post detailed authentication vulnerabilities in Microsoft Kerberos that cannot be patched and could lead to attackers having free rein over systems.
May 05, 2015
Microsoft has released its Local Administrator Password Solution for a common admin login account across all domain-joined computers in hopes that it will decrease pass-the-hash attacks.
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