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Office 365 To Get Microsoft Recommended Security Profiles

The development team of Microsoft is currently working on adding the recommended Exchange Online Protection (EOP) and Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) security profiles later this month. “There are two levels of security, Exchange Online Protection and Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection that we are recommending to enable security administrators to customize their security…

Dexphot Malware uses Evade Detection Randomisation, Encryption and Polymorphism

Microsoft has been tracking malware for more than a year using numerous evasion techniques, including random file names, fileless install and polymorphism. Microsoft which calls Dexphot malware has found that it has tried deploying files that have modified 2 or 3 times an hour. The polymorphic malware was targeted at thousands of devices and executed…

Ransomware Spreads DopplePaymer via Committed Credentials: Microsoft

The DopplePaymer ransomware spreads over current Domain Admin accounts, not exploiting the vulnerabilities targeting BlueKeep, Microsoft notes. The malware that security researchers believe is involved in the recent attack against the state-owned Mexican petroleum company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), has been running since June 2019, with some earlier samples dating to April 2019. DopplePaymer was originally…

Microsoft is Providing Windows with DNS Over HTTPS (DoH)

This week, Microsoft announced plans to implement HTTPS (DoH) DNS in Windows 10 to ensure as secure as possible user traffic. Helping DoH for Windows already means encrypted DNS queries in Chrome and Firefox that effectively close plain-text domain names transmissions in common web traffic, contributing to a safer overall Internet ecosystem. DNS authentication does…

Stop Supporting Cortana for Android and iOS by Microsoft

Microsoft has announced the Cortana Virtual Personal Assistant software for Android and iOS phones will no longer be supported beginning in 2020. Microsoft said in support reports from the UK, Australia and Canada markets it will no longer support Cortana’s IOS and Android digital assistant applications on January 31st, 2020. Alternatively, Microsoft will incorporate Cortana…

New Safety Laboratory GitHub Aims to Protect Open Source Software

GitHub unveiled this week GitHub Security Lab, a new initiative that aims to improve the security of open source software. While GitHub Security Lab helps to recognize and report security vulnerabilities, developers and maintainers can use GitHub to repair, manage and upgrade projects. GitHub’s efforts are already funded by several technology companies, who are committed…

Office 365 to Stop Windows Infection Malicious Files

A new feature called an Application Guard is available to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus, which allows users to open attachments in a virtualized container that will prevent Windows from malicious macro and exploits. Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 includes the Windows Defender Application Guard feature that lets you start your browser tab in a special…

Cyber Attacks Against Anti-Doping Organs Warned by Microsoft

Russian government-sponsored hackers have infiltrated many anti-doping and sports organizations. At least 16 organizations worldwide were hit by the cyber attacks. Microsoft security researchers say hacking began on September 16. The incidents followed reports on anomalies found in a database of the Russian national doping laboratory by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Athlete’s Relation with…

Office 365 Now Warns of Fraudulent Senders Emails

A new Office 365 feature, known as’ Unchecked Sender,’ is currently being developed by Microsoft, to help users identify possible spam or phishing messages reaching Outlook client inbox. “Unverified sender is a new Office 365 function that allows end users in their inbox to recognise suspicious messages,” the company says on the entry of the…

How to Manually Patch Windows 10 Drivers

Drivers require Windows to work with hardware components such as the graphics card, memory card, storage, camera and other main operating system-recognized components. Outdated Windows 10 drivers that cause peripheral quality and stability problems after certain Windows updates have been applied. Updating drivers could also improve the overall system performance, solve Wi-Fi connectivity problems and…

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