The attack replaces the hardware's IOS, allowing for traffic to be secretly monitored and the further injection of malware.
Multiple memory corruption flaws look to be fixed with this month's Patch Tuesday offering.
The deal looks to strengthen online protection of data across Microsoft's cloud services.
The first hint of the new project comes from a job listing posted by the company.
Microsoft added a few more tools to its Azure Active Directory (AD) Privileged Identity Management preview this month.
The incident also highlights the growing trend of attackers using Big Data to access personal information.
Microsoft released an out-of-band update for all supported versions of Internet Explorer today after active attacks using the hole have been seen in the wild.
Cumulative updates for Internet Explorer and Microsoft's newest browser Edge should be this month's top priorities.
The Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 product hit "general availability" release status today, meaning that it's available for commercial deployments.
Plus: Yahoo ads expose users to ransomware attack for four days.
The move will help to strengthen Office 365's security capabilities.
Oracle this week released its latest quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) that includes fixes for 193 issues across the company's product line.
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Microsoft today released a security update for all versions of Windows, including Windows 10.
Microsoft releases a large security update, which includes four critically rated fixes for IE, Hyper-V and Windows.
Windows Server 2003 died today as a product, but not necessarily in the hearts and minds of IT pros, nor in the networks they manage.
Microsoft announced a preview of new Azure Active Directory Reporting APIs this week.
The OpenSSH protocol goes way back, but it's recently been making the news.
Aside from the privacy issues, granting government agencies with access provides security holes for attackers to take advantage of, the MIT report argues.
The company said that it is being done to provide customers with control over which updates to install.
Microsoft turned on its Azure Key Vault service this week for commercial use.