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How the CIA infects air-gapped networks

Sprawling “Brutal Kangarooldquo; spreads malware using booby-trapped USB drives.

Latest Windows 10 Insider build pulls the trigger on crappy SMB1

Redmond adds UI tweaks, more emojis and Edge enticements Microsoft has released the newest build of Windows 10 Insider, version 16226, to developers on its fast-track release list.…

‘GhostHook’ Foils Windows 10 64-bit’s Kernel Protection

Microsoft says an attacker needs kernel-level access before they can use the 'GhostHook' technique to install a rootkit.

Two Arrested for Microsoft Network Intrusion

UK authorities arrest two men for allegedly breaking into Microsoft's network with the intent to steal customer data from the software giant.

BrandPost: NVM Express Has Transformed Fast Storage in the Cloud –...

If we go back to 2009, the work to define NVM Express (NVMe) had just begun, and around that same time, Microsoft Azure made its first major purchase of Serial ATA (SATA) based solid-state drives (SSDs) to help accelerate its storage servers by offloading the storage commit log. Microsoft knew that non-volatile memory (e.g, NAND Flash) would become very important for cloud computing, although it was still very expensive and restricted to use in limited applications.
It was also clear to Microsoft that the SATA interface would be unsuitable to handle the performance of future high performance SSDs.In 2011, as NVM Express had just had its first revision published, a competing standards proposal came on the scene called SCSI Express.
SCSI Express was designed to use the traditional SCSI command set (including three decades of legacy infrastructure for hard drives) on top of the PCI Express interface. Looking at the technical merits, there was consensus in the Microsoft Windows and Azure teams that NVMe was the better interface definition for NAND Flash and to scale to future NVM technologies (e.g., 3D XPointtrade; Technology, MRAM, etc). Microsoft worried that competing standards would lead to many headaches in the market, and thus, Microsoft Azure decided at the time to support the NVMe standard and collaborate with other industry leaders promoting NVMe including Cisco, Dell, Intel, Micron, Microsemi, NetApp, Oracle, Samsung, Seagate, WD to avoid bifurcation of the market by investing in NVMe to ensure it met the needs of the Cloud.
In this article, we will describe the journey of the past five years, where today NVMe is the predominant SSD interface used by Microsoft Azure.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Microsoft Says Fireball Threat ‘Overblown’

Check Point has toned down its initial estimates on the number of Fireball malware infections from 250 million machines and 20 percent of corporate networks to 40 million computers.

Microsoft PatchGuard flaw could let hackers plant rootkits on x64 Windows...

Redmond shrugs, says PC would already need to be thoroughly pwned Flaws in Microsoft PatchGuard create a means for hackers to plant rootkits on Windows 10, 64-bit OS devices.…

Two Brits nabbed in connection with global plot to hack Microsoft...

Organised crime coppers cuff young men Detectives of the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit arrested two UK men this morning in connection with an international "conspiracy" to break into the Microsoft network.…

Fireball Browser Hijack Impact Revised After Microsoft Analysis

A browser hijacking operation initially reported to have 250 million victims by security firm Check Point isn't quite that large, according to a new analysis by Microsoft.

A closer look at what Windows 10 S can and can’t...

Microsoft is being remarkably coy about its newest Windows edition, so I went digging. Here are a few details you won't find anywhere else about what you get with the locked-down configuration of Windows 10 S.

Microsoft claims Fireball malware enterprise threat ‘overblown’

Microsoft has cast doubt on Check Point's claims that Fireball has a hold in one in five corporate networks.

Microsoft Extends Edge Bug Bounty Program Indefinitely

Microsoft said Wednesday it would extend its Edge bug bounty program indefinitely.