The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit announced it has successfully disrupted a rampant botnet in collaboration with Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and leaders in the technology industry, including A10 Networks Inc.
It took them a while, but Microsoft is finally announcing a concentrated effort to protect its customers and their data from unauthorised government surveillance.
Users of Silverlight, Microsoft’s answer to Adobe Flash, are in danger of having malware installed on their computers and being none the wiser, as an exploit for a critical vulnerability (CVE-2013-0634) in the app framework has been added to the Angler exploit kit.
Microsoft announced the opening of the Microsoft Cybercrime Center, which combines Microsoft's legal and technical expertise as well as tools and technology with cross-industry expertise.
Along with the standard security advisories released on this month’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has also released a few that announce the company’s intention to deprecate the SHA-1 algorithm and avoid the RC4 cryptographic cipher.
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