Tech support scams are bigger than ever, according to Microsoft, the company revealing last week that it received over 153,000 reports from customers who were the victims of a tech support scam in 2017, a number that went up 24 percent compared to complaints the OS maker received in 2016.
With the release of Windows 10 Insider build 17650, Microsoft added a new stripped down version called "Windows Lean" that uses approximately 2GB less space on x64 systems. It achieves this by not installing many of the standard apps and features that are usually installed in Windows 10.
An advanced persistent threat (APT), a term sometimes used to describe nation-state-backed cyber-espionage units, is using a zero-day vulnerability in the Internet Explorer kernel code to infect victims with malware.
Microsoft has released a Chrome extension named "Windows Defender Browser Protection" that ports Windows Defender's —and inherently Edge's— anti-phishing technology to Google Chrome.
Microsoft admitted yesterday that the reason it did not launch the Spring Creators Update for Windows 10 last week was because of technical issues the company encountered with the supposed final release.
Yesterday, at the RSA 2018 security conference, Microsoft announced a new security-focused product named Azure Sphere. According to Microsoft chief financial officer Brad Smith, Microsoft created Azure Sphere for the sole purpose of securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
A Microsoft network engineer is facing federal charges in Florida for helping launder money obtained from victims of the Reventon ransomware.
Microsoft has decided to remove a mandatory "registry key requirement" it introduced in the aftermath of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability disclosure.
Microsoft has published a patch for an Outlook vulnerability first reported in late 2016, but the patch has been deemed incomplete and additional workarounds are needed, according to the security researcher who discovered it.
Earlier today, Microsoft released its monthly roll-up of security patches known as Patch Tuesday, and this month, the Redmond-based OS maker has fixed 66 security issues.
Three months after news first leaked, Microsoft officially announced today the launch of new anti-ransomware features for Office 365, the company's commercial subscription-based office tools suite.
Yesterday, April 3, Microsoft released an emergency security update via Windows Update that fixes CVE-2018-0986, a vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MMPE).
Microsoft issued today an out-of-band security update for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Microsoft has released a tool on Monday to help Linux aficionados in porting their favorite Linux distro to run on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), a Windows 10 component that sideloads Linux distros on modern Windows 10 PCs.
Microsoft's Meltdown patch has opened an even bigger security hole on Windows 7, allowing any user-level application to read content from the operating system's kernel, and even write data to kernel memory.
Civil rights advocate Jonathan Corbett did us a favor and did something that most of us never do. He decided to read an updated Terms of Service agreement from Microsoft that he was sent via email and discovered some interesting changes.
Microsoft said on Friday that the upcoming Windows 10 major feature upgrade —dubbed the Spring Creators Update— will take around 30 minutes to install, unlike previous variants that took between one and two hours to complete.
In the land of IT security, there is no better source for malware statistics than Microsoft, the company that has an antivirus engine running on almost all recent Windows operating systems.
A massive malware outbreak that attempted to infect over 400,000 users during a 12-hour period was caused by a backdoored Russian-based BitTorrent client named MediaGet.
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced it would be bundling Intel microcode (BIOS) updates meant to fix the graver version of the Spectre vulnerability as Windows Update packages made available via the Microsoft Update Catalog portal. Yesterday, Microsoft greatly expanded the number of such packages.