Customer Guidance for Reported Zero-day Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server

October 6, 2022 updates:An updated version released for EOMTv2 to remove an extra space in the script that didn’t impact functionality. October 5, 2022 updates:Further improvement has been made to the URL Rewrite rule mitigation. Customers should review and use one of these options: Option 1: The mitigation for EEMS rule has been updated and …

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Defense-in-Depth Updates for Azure Identity libraries and Azure Key Vault libraries within Azure SDK plus Best Practice Implementation Guidance

Summary Today, Microsoft released new versions of the Azure Key Vault libraries and Azure Identity libraries as part of the Azure Software Development Kit (SDK) that includes defense-in-depth feature improvements. We also published best practice guidance to help protect applications and services that allow externally controlled input into the Azure Key Vault client URI for …

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Curious, Innovative, Creative, Community Driven: Meet Cyb3rWard0g, Roberto Rodriquez

When I grow up I want to be? Dancer or a veterinarian Happiest memories: Tearing up the dance floor at weddings and playing soccer in the streets of Lima, Peru Previous Job roles: Mopped floors for McDonalds, packed boxes at an Avon warehouse, Manager at Olive Garden, Beer taster/server and then dove into tech and …

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What’s the smallest variety of CHERI?

The Portmeirion project is a collaboration between Microsoft Research Cambridge, Microsoft Security Response Center, and Azure Silicon Engineering & Solutions. Over the past year, we have been exploring how to scale the key ideas from CHERI down to tiny cores on the scale of the cheapest microcontrollers. These cores are very different from the desktop …

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Vulnerability Fixed in Azure Synapse Spark

Summary: Microsoft takes a proactive approach to continually probe our defenses, hunt for vulnerabilities, and seek new, innovative ways to protect our customers. Security researchers are an important part of this effort, and our collaborative partnership is critical in a world where cybersecurity attacks continue to grow in number and sophistication.  We value the role …

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Microsoft Bug Bounty Programs Year in Review: $13.7M in Rewards

The Microsoft Bug Bounty Programs and partnerships with the global security research community are important parts of Microsoft’s holistic approach to defending customers against security threats. Our bounty programs incentivize security research in high-impact areas to stay ahead of the ever-changing security landscapes, emerging technology, and new threats. Security Researchers help us secure millions of …

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Security Update Guide Notification System News: Create your profile now

Sharing information through the Security Update Guide (SUG) is an important part of our ongoing effort to help customers manage security risks and keep systems protected. In January 2022 we introduced Phase One of a new way for customers to receive email notifications about new Microsoft product security content using any email address, not just …

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Congratulations to the MSRC 2022 Most Valuable Researchers!

The Microsoft Researcher Recognition Program offers public thanks and recognition to security researchers who help protect our customers through discovering and sharing security vulnerabilities under Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure.  Today, we are excited to recognize this year’s top 100 Most Valuable Researchers (MVRs) based on the total number of points earned for each valid report. Congratulations …

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Microsoft Office to publish symbols starting August 2022

We are excited to announce that Microsoft Office will begin publishing Office symbols for Windows via the Microsoft Public Symbol Server on August 9th 2022. The publication of Office symbols is a part of our continuing investment to improve security and performance for customers and partners. Key Advantages for customers, partners, and Microsoft Security: Empowering …

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Anatomy of a Cloud-Service Security Update

Our security teams around the world focus on identifying and mitigating security issues as soon as possible while minimizing customer disruption. One of the challenges of a traditional security update is ensuring customers apply the protections promptly. We recently discussed the work that goes into these updates in The Anatomy of a Security update.  Cloud …

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