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.
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.
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.
Hackers are embedding malicious Flash Player files in Microsoft Word documents to launch targeted attacks against select businesses, according to a warning from Adobe.This latest Flash Player zero-day attack comes just weeks after EMC's RSA Division was hit with a malware attack that used a rigged Flash (.
A zero-day vulnerability first highlighted by Microsoft in January is now being exploited by hackers in targeted attacks, the company has warned
Malicious hackers are using rigged Microsoft Excel files to exploit a zero-day flaw in Adobe's ubiquitous Flash Player software.
Microsoft has floated the idea of officially supporting its Kinect gesture-based game controller in the PC realm after hackers have used it for various experiments, but Sony may beat it to the punch with support for its own PlayStation Move motion controllers.According to our sister site CNET, Sony exec John McCutchan will discuss a project called Move Server at the upcoming Game Developers Conference.
Microsoft's Kinect motion sensor device has been put to a variety of uses by hackers, from controlling robots to performing mock surgical procedures
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