09 Sep 2020

Microsoft Fixes 129 Vulnerabilities for September’s Patch Tuesday

Microsoft’s September Patch Tuesday saw fixes released for 129 common vulnerabilities and exposures, including 23 critical vulnerabilities. September now marks seven consecutive months in which Microsoft patched over 110 bugs in its monthly rollout, and raises its yearly total to just under 1,000. This month, vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Edge

Read More
07 Sep 2020

Pentagon Awards JEDI Contract To Microsoft—Again—In Blow To Amazon

On Friday, the Department of Defense announced that it has decided to award Microsoft with the contentious $10 billion JEDI contract. This has created more controversy between Microsoft and Amazon, who went to court in a legal fight for the lucrative DoD contract. In October of last year, Microsoft won

Read More
31 Aug 2020

Walmart Says Teaming With Microsoft in Bid for TikTok

On Thursday, US retail giant Walmart released a statement announced that they had teamed with Microsoft to buy TikTok, a popular social media platform currently owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. The app has come under fire over the past several months for ByteDance’s ties to the Chinese government, with

Read More
12 Aug 2020

Microsoft Patches 120 Vulnerabilities, Two Zero-Days

Microsoft’s August Patch Tuesday saw fixes for 120 vulnerabilities, including two zero-days actively being exploited in the wild. The patches cover 13 different Microsft products and services, marking the third-largest Patch Tuesday update in the company’s history. Trend Micro researcher Dustin Childs stated that if Microsoft keeps up the Patch

Read More
05 Aug 2020

FBI issues warning over Windows 7 end-of-life

On Monday, the FBI sent a private industry notification to US private sector partners warning about Windows 7 computers reaching their end-of-life. According to the warning, the operating system fulfilled its shelf life earlier this year. The FBI stated that they had observed threat actors targeting computer network infrastructure after

Read More
04 Aug 2020

Microsoft’s Talks to Buy TikTok’s U.S. Operations Raise Ire in China

Earlier this week, Washington released an ultimatum to the company behind the popular social media platform TikTok, asking the Chinese company to sell the app’s US operations or risk being banned from the country. This has raised suspicions over the US’s aims to sabotage China’s technological advancements. China is also

Read More
15 Jul 2020

Microsoft Patches Wormable RCE Flaw in Windows DNS Servers

Microsoft’s July Patch Tuesday updates include a critical vulnerability in Windows DNS servers, which is likely to be exploited by threat actors if left unpatched on systems. The Patch Tuesday updates include over 100 fixes for various bugs ranging in severity. The most critical, CVE-2020-1350, is a wormable remote code

Read More
07 Jul 2020

Purple Fox Exploit Kit Adds Two Microsoft Vulnerabilities

Security company Proofpoint has disclosed two new Microsoft exploits that have been coded into Purple Fox, which is an exploit kit that has evolved drastically over the past year. The new updates show that cybercriminals are investing in infection tools and putting time and energy into increasing their capabilities to

Read More
01 Jul 2020

Emergency Windows 10 Update: Critical ‘Large Image’ Security Flaw Confirmed

Microsoft has issued an emergency patch for a serious vulnerability affecting the Windows 10. Microsoft chose not to wait for Patch Tuesday, as the vulnerability could lead to the compromise of Windows 10 devices or Windows Server System. Another vulnerability was also patched in the emergency out-of-band update, ranked as

Read More
15 Jun 2020

Microsoft Joins Ban on Sale of Facial Recognition Tech to Police

Microsoft has reportedly joined Amazon and IBM in blocking the sale of its facial recognition technology to law enforcement, pushing for federal laws that adequately address the issues present in the software and regulate the technology. On Thursday, Microsoft stated that the ban on facial recognition gear will stand until

Read More