If the world ran on Firefox or Chrome, Google might still be committed to censoring in China. But with more than half of the market still in IE, hackers took advantage of a bug in the Microsoft browser to hack into the Gmail accounts of Chinese activists.
That's what prompted the Sino-Google conflict and led to Google threatening to take away the special version of its software that censors out anti-government content.
Microsoft admits to the flaw and has posted an advisory, which reported the bug affects nearly all versions of IE 6. With a patch still in the works, Microsoft at first advised setting IE security on "high." Upon further investigation, Redmond realized only IE 6 was vulnerable, and now advises upgrading to a more recent browser.
Posted by Doug Barney on 01/20/2010 at 1:17 PM
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) this week announced the release of a publicly available and free post-incident hunting tool for organizations using Microsoft Azure, Azure Active Directory and Microsoft 365 applications.
Microsoft this week reminded organizations using Microsoft Teams Rooms devices of a coming July 1 deadline to get their licenses compliant with its relatively new Basic and Pro plans.
Simplified labeling and documentation are key to avoiding a management mess.
Microsoft this week announced a preview of custom claims providers for Azure Active Directory users.
Microsoft this week announced plans to shift the schedule for when it releases its optional nonsecurity patch previews for Windows systems.
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