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Microsoft ends support for old Internet Explorer versions

With more of a whimper than a bang, Microsoft has followed up on its August 2014 promise to end support for older versions of Internet Explorer. As of today (January 12th, 2016), Microsoft will end support and security updates for several versions of Internet Explorer running on various versions of Windows.

Microsoft to alert users to state-sanctioned cyberattacks

Microsoft has revealed that it will notify its users to inform them that their account has been targeted or compromised by a state-sanctioned cyberattack.

Microsoft issues warning after Xbox Live certificate ‘inadvertently’ leaks

A malicious attacker could in theory use the leaked security certificate to launch a man-in-the-middle attack, intercepting Xbox Live usernames, passwords and even payments made by game players.

Microsoft gaffe spooks users as weird Windows 7 update accidentally released

Good news – hackers hadn’t hijacked Microsoft’s Windows Update system. Bad news – users’ confidence will have been shaken again by Microsoft’s goof.

Windows 95 turns 20: The OS We All Love To Hate

1995 was a landmark year for technology, the internet and home computing. We can thank Windows 95 for a lot of the perks we find ourselves with today.

Windows 10, Privacy 0? ESET deep dives into the privacy of Microsoft’s new OS

Windows 10 offers more personalisation and integration than ever before. We take a look at the privacy implications of this.

The world’s biggest bug bounty payouts

From finding flaws to suggesting innovative security measures for the future, we look at some of the biggest bug bounty payouts in recent years.

Microsoft advises ‘spoofed’ Skype users to change passwords

Skype users have been advised by Microsoft to change their passwords following reports that ‘spoofed’ messages are being sent without user permission.

Microsoft to overhaul security updates for Windows 10

Microsoft is set to introduce a new update system for Windows 10 that will effectively do away with Patch Tuesday.

Macro malware attacks on the rise, says Microsoft

Macro-malware attacks are on the rise, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom, Microsoft has reported in a blog post.

Tech Support Scammers with Teeth

Some support scammers and their assassination threats may seem dumb, but they’re no joke.They can cause serious damage as we discuss it in this article.

Outlook app blocked by EU parliament over ‘serious security issues’

The Microsoft Outlook app has been banned from use in the EU Parliament, according to emails from the parliament’s IT department, seen by PC World.

Microsoft phishing email targeting corporate networks with ‘neurotic malware’

Security researchers have uncovered a trojan that evades sandboxes specifically targeted at corporate users, hidden in legitimate looking phishing email that apes Microsoft’s Volume License.

The end of mainstream support for Windows 7. Learn from past mistakes

The end of mainstream support for Windows: Don’t repeat the mistakes of the past, and be prepared. Especially if you’ve only just got rid of all the Windows XP computers in your company.

Microsoft to end free Advance Security Notifications

Microsoft is changing the way it distributes its Advance Notification Service, and will no longer make the security bulletins publicly available, according to eWeek.

.NET goes open source and cross-platform

Microsoft’s .NET framework, which is used to build millions of websites and online applications, is taking further steps to go completely open-source, Microsoft has announced at the Connect() virtual development event. The company also stated its commitment to eventually ensure the free code runs on Mac OS and Linux too, Wired reports.

Microsoft discovers vulnerability in all versions of Windows – patch available

Microsoft has uncovered a flaw in all supported versions of Microsoft Windows that could allow hundreds of millions of computers to be taken over by a remote attacker, International Business Times reports.

Microsoft issues rapid fix to GroupMe exploit

iOS and Android messaging app GroupMe has had a possible vulnerability fixed quickly by Microsoft, according to The Register. There was no evidence to suggest any cybercriminals had been able to exploit the flaw before it was patched.

42% of Americans hit by regular online attacks

A study by Microsoft has revealed that 42 percent of Americans face ‘weekly or daily’ attacks by cybercriminals trying to access their computers, Network World reports.

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