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We Need a Safer Systems Programming Language

In our first post in this series, we discussed the need for proactively addressing memory safety issues. Tools and guidance are demonstrably not preventing this class of vulnerabilities; memory safety issues have represented almost the same proportion of vulnerabilities assigned a CVE for over a decade. We feel that using memory-safe languages will mitigate this …

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Announcing the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Bounty program

One of Microsoft’s many security investments to protect customers is in the partnerships we build with the external security research community. We are excited to announce the launch of the Dynamics 365 Bounty program and welcome researchers to seek out and disclose any high impact vulnerabilities they may find in Dynamics 365. Rewards up to …

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July 2019 Security Update Release

We have released the July security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to turn on automatic updates. More information about this month’s security updates can be found in the Security Update Guide.

Inside the MSRC – Building your own security incident response process

This is the third and last in a series of posts that looks at how Microsoft responds to elevated threats to customers through the Microsoft Security Response Center’s (MSRC) Software and Services Incident Response Plan (SSIRP). Our previous posts discussed how Microsoft protects customers against elevated threats and the anatomy of a SSIRP incident. In …

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Inside the MSRC – Customer-centric incident response

The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) is an integral part of Microsoft’s Cyber Defense Operations Center (CDOC) that brings together security response experts from across the company to help protect, detect, and respond to threats in real-time. Staffed with dedicated teams 24×7, the CDOC has direct access to thousands of security professionals, data scientists, and …

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Prevent the impact of a Linux worm by updating Exim (CVE-2019-10149)

This week, MSRC confirmed the presence of an active Linux worm leveraging a critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability, CVE-2019-10149, in Linux Exim email servers running Exim version 4.87 to 4.91.  Microsoft Azure infrastructure and Services are not affected; only customer’s Linux IaaS instances running a vulnerable version of Exim are affected.  Azure customers running VMs with Exim 4.92 are not …

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June 2019 security update release

Today, we released security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to turn on automatic updates.    More information about this month’s security updates can be found on the Security Update Guide.  

BlueHat Shanghai 2019: Amplifying the power of defensive partnerships around the world

Earlier this week BlueHat Shanghai brought together security researchers and hundreds of cybersecurity professionals from China and across Asia to explore the latest topics in cybersecurity research. Including presentations from Qihoo 360, Baidu, Alibaba and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, BlueHat Shanghai highlighted incredibly talented Chinese researchers and focused on cutting edge topics including container …

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A Reminder to Update Your Systems to Prevent a Worm

On May 14, Microsoft released fixes for a critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability, CVE-2019-0708, in Remote Desktop Services – formerly known as Terminal Services – that affects some older versions of Windows. In our previous blog post on this topic we warned that the vulnerability is ‘wormable’, and that future malware that exploits this vulnerability …

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