Microsoft said today that it would take Intel CPU microcode updates meant to fix the Spectre v2 vulnerability and ship these updates to users via a Windows update package.
A Google security engineer says Microsoft has failed to properly patch a security flaw affecting Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 distributions.
Malware that embeds a null character in its code can bypass security scans performed by the Anti-Malware Scan Interface (AMSI) on Windows 10 boxes.
An Albuquerque man has sued Microsoft and its CEO —Satya Nadella— seeking a fresh copy of Windows 7 or $600 million in damages.
Google has gone public with details about a Microsoft Edge vulnerability that attackers could abuse and bypass one of the browser's security features —Arbitrary Code Guard (ACG).
Microsoft has released Windows Insider build 17101 to insiders to continue testing RS4 as it nears release. For insiders who opted to skip ahead, Microsoft has also started push out RS5 build 17604 for testing.
With yesterday's Patch Tuesday security fixes, Microsoft has also rolled out an update to the Windows Analytics service that will help businesses with the process of patching the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.
Microsoft has released the February 2018 Patch Tuesday security updates, and this month's release comes with fixes for 50 vulnerabilities, along with additional patches for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities (ADV180002).
Microsoft announced today that they will be adding Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 support to their Windows Defender ATP cloud-based threat intelligence service. These new endpoint agents will be available this summer.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17093 for PC to insiders in the fast ring and to those who skip ahead. This was a big release with a lot of new features, changes, and bug fixes. Some of the new features are a new delete button for diagnostic data, new multi-gpu application level settings, and WSL updates.
A security researcher has found a way to bypass the "Controlled Folder Access" feature added in Windows 10 in October 2017, which Microsoft has touted as a reliable anti-ransomware defensive measure.
A security researcher has ported three leaked NSA exploits to work on all Windows versions released in the past 18 years, starting with Windows 2000.
Microsoft announced yesterday that future versions of the standalone Office 2019 app will work on Windows 10 versions exclusively.
Windows 10 has surpassed Windows 7 for the first time, according to analytics firm StatCounter. In a presser released today, the company says that according to data gathered in January 2018, Windows 10 reached 42.78% in terms of worldwide internet usage, compared to 41.86% for Windows 7, and 8.72% for Windows 8.1,.
Starting March 1st 2018, Windows Defender and other Microsoft products will begin to remove programs that display coercive behavior. This includes registry cleaners and system optimizers that offer free scans, display alarming messages, and then require the user to purchase it.before fixing anything.
Microsoft has issued on Saturday an emergency out-of-band Windows update that disables patches for the Spectre Variant 2 bug (CVE-2017-5715).
With the next major release of the Windows 10 operating system, scheduled for April-May 2018, Microsoft plans to let users see what telemetry data the company is collecting from each of their devices.
Microsoft has resumed the rollout of security updates for AMD devices. The updates patch the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.
Microsoft will add a new feature to OneDrive for Business that will let users create backup points and restore to previous versions of their entire OneDrive account.
An open-source cross-platform version of PowerShell, called PowerShell Core 6.0, has been released by Microsoft that not only runs on Windows, but runs on macOS and Linux as well. Going forward, this version is going to be the actively developed with the original PowerShell only receiving security updates.