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Windows 11 Preview Adds Microsoft Account and DoH Discoverability Features

Microsoft's latest Windows 11 release to Windows Insider program testers in the Dev Channel includes a Microsoft account settings overview screen, plus an enhancement to the Domain Name System (DNS) over HTTPS feature.

Microsoft Authenticator App Gets Autofill for Address and Payment Info

The Microsoft Authenticator app for consumers can now automatically fill out address and payment information in Web site forms when using Android mobile devices, on top of filling out password fields.

Microsoft Touts Multifactor Authentication To Block Password Spray Attacks

Tips to protect against "password spray attacks" were expounded by Microsoft's Detection and Response Team (DART) in a Tuesday announcement.

Microsoft Previews End-to-End Encryption for Teams Calls

Microsoft recently announced that a public preview of end-to-end encryption is available for Microsoft Teams calls in person-to-person scenarios.

Microsoft Information Compliance Adds Adaptive Policy Scopes Feature

Microsoft recently announced an "adaptive policy scopes" capability for organizations using Microsoft Information Compliance solutions with Microsoft 365 applications.

Microsoft Points to Inadequate Service Provider Protections Against Nobelium Attacks

Microsoft on Monday highlighted delegated administrative privileges with service providers as being a major organizational security hole that's being targeted by the "Nobelium" advanced persistent threat (ATP) group.

Microsoft Buys Clear Software To Enhance Its Power Platform Solutions

Microsoft announced on Friday that it has acquired Clear Software, with the intention of integrating its business process technologies into Microsoft Power Platform solutions.

Hackers Deploy Microsoft Digital Signature in Rootkit Attack

The rootkit FiveSys has been able to gain access to targeted systems thanks to the inclusion of a legitimate-looking Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs Testing (WHQL) driver certificate.

Microsoft Claims Universal Print Compatible with Zero-Trust Network Security

Microsoft claimed this week that its Universal Print service is part of its "zero-trust" vision for networks.

Microsoft Launches Security Program for Nonprofits

Microsoft on Thursday announced a new program for nonprofits that provides a suite of real-time monitoring and protection tools.

Microsoft Finalizes Windows 10 Version 21H2 for Insider Testers

Microsoft announced that Windows 10 version 21H2, also known as the "November 2021 Update," is at the final build stage, and is already available to Windows Insider program participants.

Windows 11 Beta Channel Can Now Run Android Apps

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that some Android apps can now be run on Windows 11 when using the latest Windows Insider program Beta Channel release.

Privacy Management for Microsoft 365 Commercially Released

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the "general availability" commercial release of Privacy Management for Microsoft 365.

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Microsoft Outlines Passwordless Options for Organizations

The case for a passwordless future was made by Microsoft luminaries in a 1.5-hour online presentation.

Windows 11 Gets 40 Percent Smaller Cumulative Updates

Microsoft explained this week that Windows 11 has an improved cumulative update (CU) technology that is said to reduce the CU size by "about 40 percent."

Microsoft $21.9B HoloLens Army Contract Gets Nudged

Microsoft's estimated $21.9 billion U.S. Army contract on building a mixed-reality headset for tactical operations has apparently hit a snag.

Nintex Growth Includes New Business Process Automation Solutions

Nintex this week described enhancements to its cloud-based automation platform, including newly achieved security and regulatory certifications, plus a major organizational change.

'Underdeveloped' New Ransomware Yanluowang Identified

A Symantec cybersecurity team at Broadcom Inc. is warning of a recently discovered ransomware family that's already been seen in the wild.

Espionage Attackers Were Using Windows Zero Day Vulnerability CVE-2021-40449

A Chinese-speaking advanced persistent threat (APT) group had been exploiting a zero-day Windows vulnerability, which got a patch from Microsoft on Tuesday, according to Kaspersky researchers.

Majority of Enterprises Deploying Redundant Security Tools

Is having too much security a bad thing?