Despite their ages, the crimes are serious: breaking into both the US Army and Microsoft's servers to steal everything from unreleased games to military software.
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Microsoft might want to draw a line under Windows XP; hackers and users will be reluctant to let it off the hook.
So is Microsoft right to pull the plug on Windows XP support? I think it is. The line has to be drawn somewhere, and I think April is as good a time as any.
Security high-hats from Microsoft, Facebook and others have launched HackerOne: an open call for hackers to submit Internet bugs for cash. Hackers can remain anonymous, while all vulns are made public.
Microsoft wants to take a bite out of the exploit market, and has opened its Bug Bounty Program up beyond the usual scope of hackers and researchers.
Microsoft has warned that a vulnerability in Windows Phone operating systems could allow hackers to access your passwords when connected to rogue Wi-Fi hotspots.
CORRECTED: A Windows security vulnerability was exploited by hackers, the software giant noted in its monthly release of software updates.
Redmond is shifting to continuous development and continuous integration of new technologies. That's good news for developers who want to move fast.
Microsoft Mike Reavey discusses the implications of the defense technologies that emerged from the inaugural Blue Hat prize.
Microsoft has discovered a flaw in one of its services that allows hackers to digitally sign code as though it were written by the Redmond-based company itself.
Microsoft has fixed a critical security flaw in its Hotmail login process that made it possible for hackers to take over accounts on the webmail service.The Microsoft security team said in a tweet on Friday that it had "addressed a reset function incident to help protect Hotmail customers", and that no further action was needed on the customer's part.
Microsoft is urging administrators to patch their machines after it discovered a vulnerability that could allow hackers to take complete control of PCs running Windows and potentially pave the way for the next Conficker worm or worse.
Microsoft India's online shop has been hacked by a Chinese group called Evil Shadow Team, which stole logins and passwords of shoppers, according to the Times of India
Chinese hackers called Evil Shadow Team struck India's online Microsoft store over the weekend.
The Security and Exchange Board of India and some other government sites have been defaced by hackers from Bangladesh, while Microsoft India's web store has been attacked by hackers from China.
Symantec has released a whitepaper detailing how scammers are using Android applications to make money, using methods like creating apps that secretly pump traffic to their own web ads or attempt to poison search engine results.
Fraudulent certificates for a number of organisations, including MI6, the CIA and Mossad were issued following the hack on Dutch certification company DigiNotar
Security company Symantec has analysed the attack vectors and methods of the cyberattacks that targeted governments and organisations around the world
Microsoft unveils the Blue Hat Prize, a challenge to the security research community to help solve an open problem in exploit mitigation.
Less than a week after warning that hackers were embedding malicious Flash Player files (.swf) into Microsoft Word documents to launch targeted malware attacks, Adobe plans to release an emergency Flash Player patch today to fix the underlying problem.
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