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Now Available - Microsoft Security Intelligence Report
I got into the office this morning and noticed that volume six of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIRv6) was released earlier today. For those of you who are not familiar with the report, the SIR is published by Microsoft twice per year. Each volume of the SIR looks at the data and trends...
Wed, Apr 8 2009
Windows 7 Vulnerability Claims
Now that Windows 7 is available, a recent blog by Chester Wisnieski (who works at security vendor Sophos), entitled Windows 7 vulnerable to 8 out of 10 viruses , which has stirred some interest. Here's a quick summary for those who missed Chester's blog. During a test SophosLabs conducted, they subjected...
Sat, Nov 7 2009
Security and Internet Explorer
While the Internet is an amazing resource in terms of the information you can find and things you can do today, it’s important to also be smart about how you browse. A browser can be a great tool in helping you stay safe when you go online. Most online attacks fall into one of the three situations: 1...
Fri, Mar 11 2011
BitLocker on TechNet Radio
Not sure how many of you are familiar wtih TechNet Radio, but I did a piece for them the other day that I encourage you to go check out. It's a quick interview on BitLocker Drive Encryption. In it, I get asked about BitLocker not only in Windows Vista, but also around some of the changes we have...
Fri, Jan 23 2009
Vulnerability in Virtual PC?
Earlier today, Core Security Technologies issued a security advisory for our Virtual PC (VPC) software. The advisory calls out a proof of concept where the virtual machine monitor allows memory pages above the 2GB level to be read from or written to by user-space programs running within a guest operating...
Wed, Mar 17 2010
Secure Your Windows and Office 2007 Installations
I noticed over the weekend that Microsoft's Solution Accelerator team has just released a Beta of Project Codename Sundance. This Solution Accelerator builds on previous Microsoft security guidance and is aimed at helping you configure and deploy security settings for both Windows and Office 2007...
Mon, Dec 15 2008
Combating social engineering tactics, like cookiejacking, to stay safer online
You may have seen articles recently that highlight a social engineering technique called “cookiejacking” and how a particular instance may currently affect Internet Explorer. It’s important to note that we have not seen widespread attacks related to this specific case. However we take security very seriously...
Sat, May 28 2011
Microsoft Security Essentials now available for Small Businesses
As we continue to evolve security and privacy at Microsoft, we are doing more than securing our own products and refining our own processes – we are continually responding to the growing and changing threat landscape. Despite the proliferation and increasing impact of threats in the environment...
Wed, Sep 22 2010
Dealing with Fake Tech Support & Phone Scams
On this blog, we’ve discussed the ways that scammers can attack your PC, through malicious software, rogue security alerts, phishing attacks and more. But the bad guys have now devised a new vector: the phone. I first learned about this when I heard my parents had received a call that they had...
Thu, Jun 16 2011
Windows 7 is now Common Criteria Certified!
Our friends over at the FutureFed blog reported that Windows 7 the has passed the Common Criteria (CC) certification process and achieved Evaluation Assurance Level 4 with augmentation (EAL4+). Common Criteria certification is an international standard recognized by 26 member nations including...
Wed, Apr 27 2011
Fake Microsoft Security Essentials software on the loose. Don’t be fooled by it!
Last week, we saw the re-emergence of another new trojan that is disguising itself as Microsoft’s no-cost antimalware program Microsoft Security Essentials . This imposter is known in the technical world of antimalware combat as “ Win32/FakePAV ”. FakePAV is a rogue that displays messages that imitate...
Mon, Oct 25 2010
Microsoft Security Essentials Celebrates First Birthday with 30 Million Customers!
It has been one year since Microsoft Security Essentials was made generally available to the public and to celebrate, we are pleased to share that there are now over 30 million customers in 74 different countries around the world enjoying the trusted security and quiet protection that Microsoft Security...
Wed, Sep 29 2010
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