Trend Micro researchers have uncovered a new malware family targeting Word and Excel files: the Crigent worm (a.k.a.
Microsoft has been aggressively campaigning to get users to stop using Windows XP, and has gone so far as to offer $100 off the purchase of a new PC via the Microsoft Store in order to sweeten the switch to a newer OS (preferably Windows 8).
As the date of the scheduled retirement of Windows XP - arguably one of Microsoft's most popular products ever - draws near, the company continues its quest to make as many users as possible migrate to a newer version of the OS, preferably to Windows 8.1.
Last week, Kaspersky Lab released their research (Unveiling Careto - The Masked APT) on a fresh APT campaign, which is supposed to had been running for several years.
At first take, it looked like Microsoft would continue the 2014 trend of keeping patch Tuesday relatively light.