The June 27 Petya outbreak may have been instigated by "wiper" malware that was disguised as ransomware, and possibly it was unleashed by a state actor.
The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit will be coming back in the Windows 10 "fall creators update," Microsoft announced this week.
Another ransomware outbreak was reported today worldwide, although it likely is using other techniques to spread compared with last month's WannaCry ransomware attack.
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Microsoft today explained how it works with its antivirus software vendor partners, offering an oblique rebuff to recent complaints.
Microsoft announced this week that it is ending future support for its long-running Security Compliance Manager tool.
Microsoft released June security updates today, but it also included "critical" updates for unsupported Windows systems to address "potential nation-state activity."
Microsoft has published details about how the Windows 10 "creators update" (version 1703, released in April) provides protection against ransomware, including last month's infamous "WannaCrypt" (or "WannaCry") ransomware outbreak.
Azure Active Directory now supports conditional access policies when used with Microsoft Teams, as well as the Azure Portal.
Kaspersky Lab today announced that it has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office.
Microsoft this week started publishing a list of devices and software products that use Server Message Block 1.
As the rate and sophistication of ransomware and phishing campaigns accelerate, Office 365 has become a primary target, making a defense-in-breadth strategy critical.
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IDC offered a somewhat contrarian view this week on how organizations should best protect against security incidents.
Microsoft is previewing two improvements to its Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management service.
Microsoft reportedly has agreed to buy software security firm Hexadite for $100 million.
Microsoft's position on Server Message Block version 1 in Windows systems is that organizations should just get rid of it.
Microsoft recently highlighted some tools that IT pros can use to detect if Server Message Block version 1 (SMB 1) is being used in a network.
Digital signature technology firm DocuSign today alerted customers that part of its systems have been compromised, which has led to an increase in phishing e-mails sent to users of the service.
While Office 365 does a good job at blocking most incoming spam e-mails, improvements can be made by users to increase its efficiency.
Microsoft on Friday released a security update for Windows XP that fixes an SMB v1 hole that has been recently used to spread ransomware via phishing attacks.