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WikiLeaks Reveals CIA Tool ‘Scribbles’ For Document Tracking

The CIA is planting web beacons inside Microsoft Word documents to track whistleblowers, journalists and informants, according to WikiLeaks.

Why is Microsoft trying to turn its Surface business into the...

Microsoft is developing a worrying habit of neglecting its hardware products.

Sneaky ‘fileless’ malware flung at Israeli targets via booby-trapped Word docs

Spies, bank raiders gravitate to growing stealth technique A newly uncovered cyber-espionage campaign targeting Israeli organisations relies on "fileless" malware hidden in Microsoft Word documents, a hacker tactic that's becoming a growing menace.…

Google Cloud growth is outpacing the company’s ad business

Google is still an advertising company, but the tech titan’s cloud business is growing faster than its advertising revenue.

That’s one of the key take-aways from the company’s first quarter earnings report released Thursday.Google Cloud Platform is one of the fastest-growing lines of revenue across Alphabet, the parent company that includes Google and other businesses like self-driving car maker Waymo, company CFO Ruth Porat said on a conference call with analysts.

That growth is driven in part by a change in the way companies are working with Google Cloud.[ Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared. | Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld's Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ]“Over the last several months, we have noticed a change in the types of conversations that Diane [Greene] and her team are having with customers,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai said. “Increasingly, we are being asked to partner for mission-critical projects and full migrations, moving data from on-prem data centers to the cloud. We are seeing a meaningful shift, and this momentum is resulting in a fast-growing business.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Microsoft 3Q17: Cloud, Office, Windows strong, Surface slumps

Phone revenue is basically wiped out.

Windows 7 update lockout claims older Intel, AMD processors

Microsoft continues to shoot itself in the foot with buggy detection software, no documentation, and an infernal drive to block Windows Update on seemingly random machines. Now, some older Intel and AMD processors are unexpectedly getting the blocka...

Iranian Hackers Believed Behind Massive Attacks on Israeli Targets

OilRig aka Helix Kitten nation-state group leveraged Microsoft zero-day bug in targeted attacks.

Microsoft Updates Foreign Surveillance Request Count

Microsoft received 0-499 surveillance requests from January to June 2016, correcting an earlier report stating orders spiked to 1,000-1,499.

Attack Method Highlights Weaknesses in Microsoft CFG

As Microsoft hardens its defenses with tools such as Control Flow Guard, researchers at Endgame are preparing for the reality of Counterfeit Object-Oriented Programming attacks to move from theoretical to real.

Microsoft App Aims to Delete the Password

Microsoft has officially launched its Authenticator app designed to simplify and secure user logins, raising questions about the future of password-free authentication.

Ajit Pai announces plan to eliminate Title II net neutrality rules

Vote to begin net neutrality rollback scheduled for May 18.