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Microsoft Releases Patches for 3 Remaining NSA Windows Exploits

Microsoft Releases Patches for 3 Remaining NSA Windows Exploits

June 13, 2017Mohit Kumar
Did you know… last month's widespread WannaCry ransomware attack forced Microsoft to release security updates against EternalBlue SM...
First-Ever Data Stealing Malware Found Using Intel AMT Tool to Bypass Firewall

First-Ever Data Stealing Malware Found Using Intel AMT Tool to Bypass Firewall

June 08, 2017Swati Khandelwal
It's not hard for a well-funded state-sponsored hacking group to break into corporate networks and compromise systems with malware, b...
Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling its Antivirus in Windows 10

Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling its Antivirus in Windows 10

June 06, 2017Mohit Kumar
Russian antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab is so upset with US software giant Microsoft that the security firm has filed more antitrust complain...
Newly Found Malware Uses 7 NSA Hacking Tools, Where WannaCry Uses 2

Newly Found Malware Uses 7 NSA Hacking Tools, Where WannaCry Uses 2

May 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A security researcher has identified a new strain of malware that also spreads itself by exploiting flaws in Windows SMB file sharing pro...
Protect Against WannaCry: Microsoft Issues Patch for Unsupported Windows (XP, Vista, 8,...)

Protect Against WannaCry: Microsoft Issues Patch for Unsupported Windows (XP, Vista, 8,...)

May 12, 2017Mohit Kumar
Update —  After reading this article, if you want to know, what has happened so far in past 4 days and how to protect your computers fro...
Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch For Critical RCE in Windows Malware Scanner

Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch For Critical RCE in Windows Malware Scanner

May 08, 2017Mohit Kumar
Microsoft's own antivirus software made Windows 7, 8.1, RT and 10 computers, as well as Windows Server 2016 more vulnerable. Micros...
Not Just Criminals, But Governments Were Also Using MS Word 0-Day Exploit

Not Just Criminals, But Governments Were Also Using MS Word 0-Day Exploit

April 12, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Recently we reported about a critical code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Word that was being exploited in the wild by cyber crimi...
Microsoft Issues Patches for Actively Exploited Critical Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Issues Patches for Actively Exploited Critical Vulnerabilities

April 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Besides a previously undisclosed code-execution flaw in Microsoft Word, the tech giant patches two more zero-day vulnerabilities that at...
Unpatched Microsoft Word Flaw is Being Used to Spread Dridex Banking Trojan

Unpatched Microsoft Word Flaw is Being Used to Spread Dridex Banking Trojan

April 10, 2017Swati Khandelwal
If you are a regular reader of The Hacker News, you might be aware of an ongoing cyber attack — detected in the wild by McAfee and FireEy...
Android Beats Windows to Become World's Most Popular Operating System

Android Beats Windows to Become World's Most Popular Operating System

April 03, 2017Wang Wei
It's an impressive milestone for Google — For the first time in decades, Android has been crowned as the world's most popular ope...
Microsoft is Shutting Down CodePlex, Asks Devs To Move To GitHub

Microsoft is Shutting Down CodePlex, Asks Devs To Move To GitHub

April 02, 2017Wang Wei
Microsoft has announced to shut down CodePlex -- its website for hosting repositories of open-source software projects -- on December 15,...
Microsoft Started Blocking Windows 7/8.1 Updates For PCs Running New Processors

Microsoft Started Blocking Windows 7/8.1 Updates For PCs Running New Processors

March 20, 2017Wang Wei
You might have heard the latest news about Microsoft blocking new security patches and updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users runnin...
Microsoft Finally Releases Security Patches For Publicly-Disclosed Critical Flaws

Microsoft Finally Releases Security Patches For Publicly-Disclosed Critical Flaws

March 14, 2017Mohit Kumar
After last month's postponement, Microsoft's Patch Tuesday is back with a massive release of fixes that includes patches for sec...
Scientists Store an Operating System, a Movie and a Computer Virus on DNA

Scientists Store an Operating System, a Movie and a Computer Virus on DNA

March 03, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Do you know — 1 Gram of DNA Can Store 1,000,000,000 Terabyte of Data for 1000+ Years. Just last year, Microsoft purchased 10 Million s...
Google Increases Bug Bounty Payouts by 50% and Microsoft Just Doubles It!

Google Increases Bug Bounty Payouts by 50% and Microsoft Just Doubles It!

March 03, 2017Wang Wei
Well, there's some good news for hackers and bug bounty hunters! Both tech giants Google and Microsoft have raised the value of the...
Google Does It Again: Discloses Unpatched Microsoft Edge and IE Vulnerability

Google Does It Again: Discloses Unpatched Microsoft Edge and IE Vulnerability

February 25, 2017Swati Khandelwal
This month has yet been kind of interesting for cyber security researchers, with Google successfully cracked SHA1 and the discovery of C...
Microsoft releases update for Flash Player, but leaves two disclosed Flaws Unpatched

Microsoft releases update for Flash Player, but leaves two disclosed Flaws Unpatched

February 21, 2017Mohit Kumar
Microsoft on Tuesday released security update (KB 4010250) to patch flaws in Adobe Flash Player for its customers using Internet Explorer...
Microsoft Releases 4 Security Updates — Smallest Patch Tuesday Ever!

Microsoft Releases 4 Security Updates — Smallest Patch Tuesday Ever!

January 10, 2017Swati Khandelwal
In Brief Microsoft has issued its first Patch Tuesday for 2017 , and it's one of the smallest ever monthly patch releases for the ...
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