Microsoft issues 83 patches, one for actively exploited vulnerability

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:40:58 +0000

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday included over 80 patches in total, including a vulnerability in Windows Defender that is actively being exploited.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, January 2021 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 01:32:20 +0000

Microsoft today released updates to plug more than 80 security holes in its Windows operating systems and other software, including one that is actively being exploited and another which was disclosed prior to today. Ten of the flaws earned Microsoft’s most-dire “critical” rating, meaning they could be exploited by malware or miscreants to seize remote control over unpatched systems with little or no interaction from Windows users.

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‘Just tell me how to fix my computer:’ a crash course on malware detection

Credit to Author: Philip Christian| Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0000

For the Luddites and the technologically challenged, this is your crash course on malware detection. Learn what it is, how it works, and why it’s important.

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Protecting the modern workplace from a wide range of undesirable software

Credit to Author: Windows Defender Research| Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:00:26 +0000

Security is a fundamental component of the trusted and productive Windows experience that we deliver to customers through modern platforms like Windows 10 and Windows 10 in S mode. As we build intelligent security technologies that protect the modern workplace, we aim to always ensure that customers have control over their devices and experiences. To

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Tech support scams persist with increasingly crafty techniques

Credit to Author: msft-mmpc| Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:58:02 +0000

Millions of users continue to encounter technical support scams. Data from Windows Defender SmartScreen (which is used by both Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer to block malicious sites) and Windows Defender Antivirus show that some three million users are subjected to these threats every month. In addition to being rampant, technical support scams continue to…

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World Backup Day is as good as any to back up your data

Credit to Author: msft-mmpc| Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:04:31 +0000

In today’s security landscape, there are more threats to data than ever before. Beyond corruption caused by hardware or human failure, malware and cyberattacks can put data in serious danger.  That’s why it’s imperative for enterprises, small-and-medium businesses, and individuals to back up data. It must be implemented systematically, not just on World Backup Day,…

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Ransomware operators are hiding malware deeper in installer packages

Credit to Author: msft-mmpc| Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 03:15:46 +0000

We are seeing a wave of new NSIS installers used in ransomware campaigns. These new installers pack significant updates, indicating a collective move by attackers to once again dodge AV detection by changing the way they package malicious code. These changes are observed in installers that drop ransomware like Cerber, Locky, and others. Cybercriminals have…

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MSRT February 2017: Chuckenit detection completes MSRT solution for one malware suite

Credit to Author: msft-mmpc| Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:45:06 +0000

In September 2016, we started adding to Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) a malware suite of browser modifiers and other Trojans installed by software bundlers. We documented how the malware in this group install other malware or applications silently, without your consent. This behavior ticks boxes in the evaluation criteria that Microsoft Malware Protection…

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