Microsoft predicted and blocked six million domains that could have been used for cybercrime.
Just over 20 years after stepping down as CEO of Microsoft and six years after relinquishing his position as Chairman of the Board, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has resigned from the Microsoft Board of Directors. Gates, 64, is leaving the board to spend more time on philanthropic ventures.
The JEDI contract award process might never be done. Following legal challenges from Amazon after the Pentagon's massive, $10 billion cloud contract was awarded to Microsoft in October, the Pentagon indicated in court documents last night that it wishes to reconsider the award.
FBI said in a flash security alert that nation-state actors have breached the networks of a US municipal government and a US financial entity by exploiting a critical vulnerability affecting Pulse Secure VPN servers.
Windows 7 has just received its last set of security updates. After today, Windows 7 won't receive any security or non-security updates from Microsoft, and it is now considered an unsupported operating system.
Microsoft has released a security advisory to address a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. According to the advisory, "Microsoft is aware of limited targeted attacks."
Microsoft has taken hold of 50 websites used by suspected North Korean hackers to bolster attempted hacks against government employees, universities and nuclear organizations, among other targets.
Microsoft said Friday it will offer state and local election officials free security support for Windows 7 operating systems used in voting systems through 2020.
This is the nightmare scenario for system administrators around the world: Several severe security flaws affecting all Windows versions since Windows XP have just been made public today and Microsoft has barely released the appropriate security update which took 90 days-which is the common disclosure window before vulnerabilities are made public-to develop.
At a session here at DEF CON on Saturday, Eclypsium's principal researcher Mickey Shkatov was joined by researcher Jesse Michael and both shed light on research that showed that the problem of insecure drivers is widespread, affecting more than 40 drivers from at least 20 different vendors - all drivers being certified by Microsoft.