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New security features added to Microsoft accounts
The following post is from Eric Doerr, Group Program Manager, Microsoft Account. We’re excited to announce that over the next couple of days we’re rolling out a few new capabilities – based on your ongoing feedback – that give you more visibility and control of your Microsoft...
9 Dec 2013
Reforming government surveillance
The following post is from Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft. It was originally published on Microsoft on the Issues . Today, we are joining AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and Yahoo in calling for reforms of government...
8 Dec 2013
Microsoft, Europol, FBI and industry partners disrupt notorious ZeroAccess botnet that hijacks search results
The following is a post from Richard Domingues Boscovich , Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit. For the third time this year, Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit has successfully disrupted a dangerous botnet that has impacted millions of innocent people. Today, we’re...
5 Dec 2013
Protecting customer data from government snooping
The following post is from Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft. Many of our customers have serious concerns about government surveillance of the Internet. We share their concerns. That’s why we are taking steps to ensure...
4 Dec 2013
Weekend Reading: Nov. 15th Edition– An exclusive look inside Microsoft’s new cybercrime-fighting HQ
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Microsoft’s digital detectives, the all-in-one Xbox One and Windows 8.1 updates on the Windows Store. You got an exclusive look inside Microsoft’s new high-tech headquarters for the fight against cybercrime . Using speed and...
15 Nov 2013
New Cybersecurity report now available from Microsoft
Trustworthy Computing released volume 15 of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, which provides threat intelligence and analysis of cyber threats in over 100 countries and regions worldwide on Tuesday. “Among the numerous key findings in the new report, one of the more interesting things...
29 Oct 2013
Weekend Reading: Oct. 25th Edition–New phablets, tablets, apps and games unveiled at Nokia World
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new devices, apps and games announced at Nokia World, the retail release of the newest generation of Surface devices and inroads Office 365 has made with both private and public organizations. At Nokia World, the spotlight was on new...
25 Oct 2013
Weekend Reading: October 11th Edition–Exclusive interviews with the folks behind big Xbox titles
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on interviews that shed light on top Xbox games, the launch of a new wave of enterprise cloud products and services, and major updates to apps for social networking powerhouses. The Xbox world was abuzz with interviews of people behind top...
11 Oct 2013
Weekend Reading: October 4th Edition–Delta equipping 11,000 pilots with Surface 2
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on customers such as Delta, which is giving 11,000 of its pilots Surface 2 tablets; an innovative collaboration between Xbox One and Microsoft Research; and Windows Azure cloud services achieving a critical federal security milestone. Monday’s...
4 Oct 2013
Security enhancements in Windows 8.1 help keep your data secure
Jennifer J. Chen
We shared the Windows security vision and how that vision translates into new security enhancements in Windows 8.1 at the Black Hat conference this week. The upcoming Windows 8.1 update offers a full spectrum of new and improved security capabilities, from features that enables devices to be fully locked...
5 Aug 2013
Microsoft’s new programs attract ‘bounty hunters’ who help make safer products
As long as people write code, it’s going to be imperfect. That’s where the class of security researchers colloquially known as “bug hunters” come in, and Microsoft is paying them up to $100,000 via several new bounty programs to catch vulnerabilities, discover techniques that...
31 Jul 2013
Weekend Reading: April 19th Edition–Microsoft’s City of the Future
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got some great stories for you, including an in-depth and visually rich look at Microsoft’s 500-acre, 125-building campus and the small team of Microsoft facilities engineers that runs it. How a scrappy team of Microsoft engineers quietly built...
19 Apr 2013
Microsoft Account Gets More Secure
Over the next couple days we will roll out a major upgrade to Microsoft account, including optional two-step verification to help keep your account more secure. Microsoft has increasingly focused on delivering connected devices and services that are currently used by more than 700 million people around...
17 Apr 2013
Latest Security Intelligence Report Shows 24 Percent of PCs are Unprotected
The following is a post by Tim Rains, Director of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft . Today, Microsoft released new research as part of its Security Intelligence Report, volume 14 , which takes a close look at the importance of running up-to-date antivirus software on your computer. The research...
17 Apr 2013
Making the Case for Security Optimism
The following is a post from Scott Charney , Corporate Vice President of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft. In today’s world it’s natural to focus on the ever-changing threat landscape, which at times can feel daunting and overwhelming for consumers, businesses and governments alike...
26 Feb 2013
Daily Update, Feb. 5th – Microsoft’s New 4Afrika Initiative, Ways to Stay Safer Online and How to Bing Your Way to the Ultimate GRAMMYs experience
Here’s your daily roundup of news from around the company: First, this morning Microsoft introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative , a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa’s economic development to improve its global competitiveness. By 2016, the 4Afrika...
5 Feb 2013
Daily Update, Sept. 26th – A Microsoft Research Economist Exudes a Passion for Politics
We have two stories for you in today’s edition of the Daily Update: · Microsoft Research puts the spotlight on David Rothschild , an economist at Microsoft Research New York City . Trained during an academic career that culminated with a Ph.D. in applied economics from the Wharton School...
26 Sep 2012
Microsoft Names Defendants in Zeus Botnets Case; Provides New Evidence to FBI
A little over three months ago, I wrote here about how Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit , along with its financial industry partners and Kyrus Tech, took action to disrupt the dangerous Zeus botnets, known for fueling half a billion dollars in online fraud and identity theft. We are pleased to announce...
2 Jul 2012
Microsoft and Financial Services Industry Leaders Target Cybercriminal Operations from Zeus Botnets
In our most complex effort to disrupt botnets to date, Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit – in collaboration with Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association, as well as Kyrus Tech Inc. – has executed...
25 Mar 2012
Trustworthy Computing Next: Building Trust in a Connected World
From the beginning, Trustworthy Computing’s mission was billed as a long-term journey. As Microsoft marked the 10-year milestone of TwC last month, we also looked forward and recognized that evolving IT models and societal changes have made the relentless pursuit of TwC more important than ever...
28 Feb 2012
Microsoft & Data Privacy Day: Put Your Best Digital Foot Forward
Jan. 28 is Data Privacy Day . Microsoft observes it by providing guidance to help consumers more safely manage their information online. While 2012 is still new, we recommend that people make a resolution to actively monitor and safeguard their online reputation. As technology becomes more integrated...
24 Jan 2012
The Midweek Download: Oct. 12th Edition–Reducing Runtime Memory in Windows 8, Porting iPhone & Android Apps to Windows Phone and Craig Mundie on a New Era in Computing
In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Windows 8, Windows Phone, Internet Explorer 10 and a video featuring Microsoft Chief Research & Strategy Officer Craig Mundie. Reducing runtime memory in Windows 8. The runtime memory usage of Windows 8 is an important factor...
12 Oct 2011
The Midweek Download: Aug. 10th Edition–Microsoft Extends Support for Veterans, plus the BlueHat Prize, Windows Phone and Windows Azure
This edition of the Midweek Download has news bits on the BlueHat Prize, Windows Phone and a cool story from Geekwire on Microsoft 3-D modeling of the human face. Microsoft extends support for U.S. veterans entering the work force. Microsoft announced Aug. 5th that it will expand its Elevate America...
10 Aug 2011
Microsoft Releases New Threat Data on Rustock
Since successfully taking down the Rustock botnet on March 16 th , Microsoft has continued to analyze the threat, investigate leads on the operations and owners of the botnet and work with Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) worldwide to help the legitimate...
5 Jul 2011
Cloud Computing Offers Local Businesses Opportunities for Growth
Microsoft blog editor
As a native of metro Detroit, I see firsthand how our local businesses have been impacted by the economic challenges we have endured over the past few years. This includes a major shift in how one of our once most dominant industries – automotive manufacturing – has needed to re-invent itself...
14 Jan 2011
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