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What's becoming old hat for Microsoft, the software behemoth has led another successful dismantling of a botnet network. But if history is any guide, this doesn't mean the banking trojan Citadel is extinguished for good.
Foursquare - a social networking company that relies on users checking in on mobile devices from locations around the world - announced a partnership with Microsoft on Tuesday.
Patch Tuesday is coming on Oct. 8 and Microsoft users should prepare themselves for eight patches, four of them critical.
Microsoft is now issuing a replacement patch for a fix that was shelved two weeks ago after customers reported problems resulting after they installed it.
On Saturday, roughly one week after compromising accounts belonging to Skype, the Syrian Electronic Army took claim for compromising the official blog of Microsoft, as well as one of its Twitter accounts.
Microsoft tops other IT security vendors in the number of critical vulnerabilities in its products. Adobe and Oracle come in second and third place, respectively, according to Skybox Security.
Microsoft issued an advisory on Tuesday warning users of a zero-day vulnerability being exploited in targeted attacks using emailed Microsoft Office documents.
A former Microsoft employee has pleaded guilty to charges related to sharing software code for looming company products.
The Syrian Electronic Army has released emails and invoices that it says prove Microsoft charged the FBI's DITU for lawful data requests.
Hacktivist collective Anonymous has taken credit for a distributed denial-of-service attack that unintentionally affected a number of Microsoft services last week.
Microsoft is preparing eight fixes for next week's upcoming Nov. 12 Patch Tuesday, but an update to a recently discovered zero-day vulnerability is not one of them.
Microsoft plans to roll out new encryption and security measures in response to possible National Security Agency surveillance on the company.
Microsoft has 14 patches prepared for next week, including high-priority fixes that address remote code execution flaws in its Office, Windows and Server software.
With the monthly update, Microsoft will fix a TIFF zero-day impacting users, but not a serious Windows XP flaw under active attack.
Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it would be improving and expanding its security to protect customer data amid growing concerns of government surveillance.
MS13-061, which addresses three vulnerabilities in Exchange Server, was scrapped after Microsoft became aware that installing it causes problems. The issues do not occur in Exchange 2007 or 2010 environments, only 2013.
The Syrian Electronic Army compromised the Twitter account belonging to Skype, which the pro-Assad hacktivist group used on Wednesday to advise people against using Microsoft services, such as Hotmail and Outlook.
Microsoft announced on Thursday that its Digital Crimes Unit - in conjunction with the FBI, Europol's EC3 and technology companies such as A10 Networks - has disrupted a botnet that targets search engines and browsers.
This month's news briefs include important advisories issued by RSA and NIST, as well as a critical update released by Microsoft.
Users in Vietnam and India were targets of an attack that uses flaws in unpatched versions of Microsoft Office to install a trojan and steal information from compromised machines.