Conspiracy theorists accused Bill Gates in creating coronavirus

Microsoft founder Bill Gates fell victim of fake theories that he was allegedly involved in the creation of the coronavirus COVID-19. In fact, conspiracy theorists accused Bill Gates in creation of a coronavirus and intention to achieve material benefits from the pandemic. At TED conference in 2015, Bill Gates argued that the greatest threat to… Continue reading Conspiracy theorists accused Bill Gates in creating coronavirus

Microsoft bought the domain Corp.com, so criminals would not do it

The well-known IS journalist Brian Krebs drew attention to an interesting fact: this week Microsoft bought the domain Corp.com, so that criminals would not do it. The sum of transaction is not disclosed. Krebs first turned his attention to this domain when a man named Mike O’Connor, who owned it for 26 years, put it… Continue reading Microsoft bought the domain Corp.com, so criminals would not do it

Microsoft stopped RDCMan development due to a bug

Microsoft has stopped development of the Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) application after it has been identified as vulnerability. As the name suggests, this application allows remotely connecting to other Windows computers through RDP. Windows Live Experience team developed it for the internal use, but since the late 2000s it has become available to everyone… Continue reading Microsoft stopped RDCMan development due to a bug

Researchers found about 700 problematic Microsoft subdomains

Vullnerability researchers found about 700 problematic Microsoft subdomains and captured one of them for demonstration. Michel Gaschet, an information security specialist, reported about the problem back in February, and has been informing Microsoft of its many vulnerable subdomains for many years. “The company has thousands of subdomains at its disposal, many of which can be… Continue reading Researchers found about 700 problematic Microsoft subdomains

Hackers scan network for vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers

Information security experts warn that hackers are already scanning the network for Microsoft Exchange servers that are vulnerable to CVE-2020-0688, which Microsoft developers fixed two weeks ago. The problem is related to the operation of the Exchange Control Panel (ECP) component and the inability of Microsoft Exchange to create unique cryptographic keys during installation. “The… Continue reading Hackers scan network for vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers

FSF sent Microsoft developers an empty HDD for Windows 7 sources

FSF sent to Microsoft HDD

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) sent Microsoft developers an empty HDD, asking company to write the Windows 7 source code. At the end of January 2020, in connection with the termination of support for Windows 7, the Free Software Foundation published an open letter and a petition calling on Microsoft to make Windows 7 free… Continue reading FSF sent Microsoft developers an empty HDD for Windows 7 sources

Microsoft fixed 0-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer and 99 more bugs in its products

Recent February “update Tuesday” became the largest for Microsoft in a long time: within its framework were fixed almost 100 different bugs, including the 0-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer, which was already under attack, and 11 other critical problems. Recall that back in January 2020, Microsoft reported a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer, which the… Continue reading Microsoft fixed 0-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer and 99 more bugs in its products

Free Software Foundation encourages Microsoft to open Windows 7 source code

Admit that are you already tired of the news about Windows 7. Let it finally rest in peace. However, it’s hard to ignore that Microsoft, under pressure of the public opinion, will nevertheless release a patch from a bug that appeared as a result of installing the last “farewell” patch for all Windows 7 users,… Continue reading Free Software Foundation encourages Microsoft to open Windows 7 source code

Windows 7 users will not receive a patch for critical vulnerability in the IE

Windows 7 - End of Life

Microsoft said Windows 7 users would not receive a patch for a critical vulnerability in IE. The fix will be available only to Windows 7 users who paid for extended support. Just a few days after the end of official support for Windows 7, it became known about a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer, and… Continue reading Windows 7 users will not receive a patch for critical vulnerability in the IE

Windows EFS can help encryptors and make work of antiviruses more difficult

Safebreach Labs reported that attackers could use the Windows Encrypting File System (EFS) for their needs. Windows EFS can help encryptors and make work of antiviruses more difficult. EFS has been part of Windows operating systems since the release of Windows 2000. Unlike full BitLocker encryption, EFS can selectively encrypt individual files or folders. Researchers… Continue reading Windows EFS can help encryptors and make work of antiviruses more difficult