Microsoft might have been a late starter when it comes to bug bounties, but they are continually making changes aimed at making its bug bounty program as accessible, as rewarding, and as successful it can be.
Microsoft published their Security Intelligence Report (SIR) volume 15, which analyzes threat intelligence from more than 1 billion systems worldwide to provide in-depth perspectives on exploits, vulnerabilities and malware to help customers manage risk.
Sigcheck is a command-line utility that shows file version number, timestamp information, and digital signature details, including certificate chains.
Microsoft's SmartScreen application control feature, introduced with Internet Explorer 8 and lately ported to Windows 8 is a good addition to the new OS.
With this month's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has delivered the patch for the infamous Internet Explorer zero-day (CVE-2013-3893) that has been spotted being used in attacks that date as back as three or four months ago and have been tied to the Chinese hacking group that hit Bit9 earlier this year.
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