Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit struck again, and was allowed to seize 23 free domain names in an effort to strike a fatal blow to malware delivery networks run by a Kuwaiti and an Algerian national.
In the last few years, there has been one constant call from almost all participants in the information security community: the call for cooperation.
Microsoft has released an update for its Malware Protection Engine to fix a privately reported security vulnerability that could allow a denial of service if the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine scans a specially crafted file.
Almost one in five small and medium businesses worldwide are currently exposed to major security risks as they are still using Windows XP after Microsoft ended support for the operating system, according to Bitdefender.
Microsoft has announced several changes to its Microsoft Services Agreement (MSA), and the most important one is that they have now put in writing that they are not using "people’s documents, photos or other personal files or what they say in email, chat, video calls or voice mail to target advertising to them." The MSA covers the following services: Bing, MSN, Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail), OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive), Microsoft account, Family Safety, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Writer, Office.com, Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium, Microsoft Office 365 University, and other Microsoft Office–branded services that link to the agreement through a supplemental agreement.