On Wednesday, Microsoft started rolling out an update to all Windows products that rely on the Malware Protection Engine for security scans.
Security researchers from CyberArk have discovered a new technique that allows malware to bypass Windows Defender, the standard security software that comes included with all Windows operating systems.
Software experts from Trail of Bits — a well-known security R&D company — have sandboxed Windows Defender, the default antivirus solution that ships with recent Windows editions.
Microsoft has worked on adding security protections against two forms of code injection techniques known as process hollowing and atom bombing.
This fall, Microsoft plans to release a new Windows Defender feature called Controlled Folder Access, which blocks and blacklists unauthorized apps from making changes to files located inside specially-designated folders.
On Friday, Microsoft rolled out an out-of-band security update that patched a major security flaw in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MsMpEng), a core security service part of the Microsoft ecosystem.
On Friday, Microsoft released an out-of-band security update to fix several issues with the Malware Protection Engine discovered by Google's Project Zero team.
Tavis Ormandy, the most famous of Google's security experts, has ported Windows Defender DLLs to Linux with the aid of a new tool he released today on GitHub.
In an emergency out-of-band update released late last night, Microsoft fixed a vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine discovered by two Google security experts over the weekend, and which the two described as "crazy bad" and "the worst Windows remote code exec in recent memory."
The Windows 10 Creators Update scheduled for launch later this year will include an upgrade of the default Windows Defender antivirus, which will feature a new settings panel named the Windows Defender Security Center.