Microsoft released the third volume of its popular policymaker booklet, Building Global Trust Online, which includes considerations and guidance for a number of new safety-related topics, including combating human trafficking, online bullying and botnets.
Microsoft has confirmed that a number of Xbox Live accounts of their current and former employees have been compromised by attackers using "several stringed social engineering techniques", but has denied that it stores or in any way utilizes users' Social Security Numbers, The Verge reports.
As the date when the MSN Messenger is scheduled to be phased out speedily approaches, it is getting harder to find an installer for it online, so malware peddlers gave rushed in to fill the vacuum, warns Kaspersky Lab's Fabio Assolini.
Jeff Jones is a Director at Microsoft Trustworthy Computing.
86% of vulnerabilities discovered in the most popular 50 programs in 2012 were in non-Microsoft (or “third-party”) programs.
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