Microsoft Security Blog

The official Microsoft blog for discussing industry and Microsoft security topics.

February, 2010

  • My Netflix Pet Peeve - "Popular New Releases"

    Let’s do a little experiment right now and see what we find. First, go to ROTTEN TOMATOES: Top Rentals and check out the top rentals. Next go to Netflix Popular New Releases (all) page. Notice anything? Read the full details, with screenshots for those of you without a Netflix login, at Netflix Popular New Releases – Not So Much !.
  • Microsoft to Waledac: Off with Your Head!

    This week, the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) took legal action in cooperation with other tech industry members and Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing team (TWC) to decapitate and severely limit the activity of the spam botnet Waledac, one of the 10 largest botnets in the US and a major distributor of spam globally. The action, codenamed Operation b49, involved months of investigation and culminated in a request by Microsoft for an ex parte (non-public) temporary restraining order (TRO) allowing...
  • Now on Twitter –Jeff Jones @ Microsoft is securityjones

    I registered " securityjones " a while back on, but have not really done anything with it up to now Yesterday, I finally decided it was the right time to jump in with both feet and spent the evening adding myself as a follower to many of the folks I know within the security community (hi jjx and rmogull !). Though I've been relatively quiet on my blog for the past several months, I'm going to start writing much more frequently again in addition to tweeting. So, if my security...