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  • Blog Post: One year free anti-malware and what we learned

    An year ago we launched Microsoft Security Essentials . I remember the day as I was looking at the Twitter stream to see the overall reactions and they were simply great! Further on, when I travelled, the main complaint I heard in some countries was: “Why do we not have it?” and it is a fair question...
  • Blog Post: Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Malware Response

    A new version of this guide went live – I think something, you should look at. There is a methodology and a process in detail: So, if you want to learn more: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc162838.aspx Roger
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Malware Protection Center on Facebook and Twitter

    I know, I have been fairly slow in blogging currently but I was fairly busy with a few cool projects (which I will disclose later) and – time flies if you are having fun Just a quick one: The MMPC on Facebook and Twitter The Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) officially launched its Facebook...
  • Blog Post: Fighting a Botnet

    Microsoft Malware Protection Center published a document on Battling the Zbot Threat , a special edition of the Security Intelligence Report . It is a very good document, worth looking at. This is the intro (to make you curious for more): This document provides an overview of the Win32/Zbot family of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Essentials free for small businesses

    I know that this is “old news” but I wanted to make sure that everybody has seen that: We will make Microsoft Security Essentials available for small business for free. Small businesses are up to 10 PCs. This is great news as a lot of small businesses do not use Anti-Malware Software and do not need...
  • Blog Post: Lessons from Some of the Least Malware Infected Countries in the World

    Over the course of the last few years we have seen some countries having constantly low infection rates. So, our team in Trustworthy Computing started to ask the question why this is the case. The countries are Austria, Finland, Germany and Japan. I think it is worth y look at them: Part 1: Introduction...
  • Blog Post: Emerging Malware Threat on Exchange

    If you have not seen it, you should probably have a brief look at it. We are seeing a new worm spreading on Exchange. This worm is not exploiting a vulnerability but uses social engineering to spread. Please read our MMPC blog at Emerging Malware Issue: Visal.B or look it up in our malware encyclopedia...
  • Blog Post: The Risks of Pirated Software

    Obviously I do not like people to steal software. Additionally, from at least two perspectives it adds security risks: People are less likely to patch and pirated software often comes wit pre-installed malware, which is then hard to detect. There is just such a case now with the iPhone: Fake iPhone jail...
  • Blog Post: Blocking Social Networks? Think Again…

    You know that I am not a big fan of blocking social networks within enterprises for different reasons. I just read an article on this subject based on a study by Trend Micro. One of the conclusions in the article is: Trying to just prevent users accessing social networks from work could potentially increase...