The language Microsoft uses internally is changing; and that means the way it works is changing too.
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From October 14-17 the InterContinental Hotel in Malaysia hosts controversial security conference Hack in The Box. Its lineup includes iCloud hacking and the Microsoft bounty winner.
About 20 percent of compromised credentials, exposed via hacks on other service providers, match Microsoft Account logins due to password reuse
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 plugged a serious security hole in its Hotmail password reset service last week, after one report claims it was widely exploited.
Hundreds of users on Google Chrome Help forum this morning reported that Microsoft security products were identifying Chrome as a password-stealing Trojan and removing it. Update: Microsoft acknowledged the issue, posted a fix.
The news isn't just limited to Sony and it's not just about hacking attacks. There have been cloud failures at Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and more.
The company, which provides password storage for people who have multiple logins, has warned it may have lost customer data in a hacking incident
Apple and Microsoft browsers were the first to be compromised in the Pwn2Own hacking contest at the CanSecWest security conference, according to ZDNet UK sister site ZDNet.com.
I've been hanging out with a bad crowd lately, trying out popular hacking tools and utilities to see if I could install Windows 7 without paying for it. Unfortunately, I succeeded. In this post, I'll share my experiences, including close encounters with some very nasty malware and some analysis on how the latest showdown between Microsoft and the pirates is likely to play out.
A new, cloud-based hacking service says it can crack a WPA Wi-Fi network password in just 20 minutes.
Microsoft on Wednesday will unveil its sixth Security Intelligence Report and the tome---all 184 pages of it---has a lot of interesting data points culled from the software giant's antivirus applications. Microsoft concludes that rogue security software is a big threat, lost and stolen equipment is a bigger issue than hacking and PDF and Office extensions are leading vectors.
The latest version of Microsoft Live Hotmail's CAPTCHA authentication system has been broken, reports InfoWorld via security company Websense.According to a detailed analysis of the latest hack by Websense, spammers have come up with a new scheme to fool the CAPTCHA:The process starts in the same way as did previous CAPTCHA-breaking attacks, using bot-controlled zombie PCs under remote control to fill in the main fields - name, password, country - asked for by Hotmail during signup.
Microsoft is planning to ship an emergency Internet Explorer update tomorrow (December 17) to counter an escalating wave of malware attacks targeting a zero-day browser vulnerability.[ SEE: Hackers exploiting (unpatched) IE 7 flaw to launch drive-by attacks ]The out-of-band update, which will be rated critical, follows the public discovery of password-stealing Trojans exploiting the bug on Chinese-language Web sites.
The attack surface for password-stealing Trojans currently targeting an unpatched flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer has expanded to include all versions of the browser, including the newest IE 8 Beta 2.Microsoft released an updated advisory to warn that the underlying flaw affects much more than IE 7 and to spread the word about additional workarounds that can help limit the damage from actual attacks.
One of the code execution vulnerabilities fixed in this month's Microsoft Patch Tuesday release dates back to 2001 when it was first disclosed by Cult of the Dead Cow hacker Sir Dystic (pictured left).If that wasn't cause for worry, get this: An exploit for the bug -- in the way that Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol handles NTLM credentials -- has been part of the Metasploit hacking tool since July 2007.
A college student identified as Rubico has claimed responsibility for hacking into Sarah Palin's personal email, and provided a detailed 1st person account of how he hacked into the email account using the password "popcorn" which he managed to reset by successfully answering her security question “Where did you meet your spouse?
Microsoft is downplaying the severity of a password leakage issue in BitLocker, the full disk encryption feature built into Windows Vista, insisting that a real world attack scenario is "very unlikely."According to an advisory from iViZ, the password checking routine of Microsoft Bitlocker fails to sanitize the BIOS keyboard buffer after reading passwords, resulting in plain text password leakage to unprivileged local users.
Microsoft's June 10 update of its Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) was updated to detect and remove game password-stealing malware. The results are pretty amazing - more than 2 million PCs disinfected in the first week (out of some 330 million downloads of the MSRT).
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