Malicious Software (Malware)

Getting Into Information Security Intelligence Gathering: A BlueHat v10 Retrospective from Speakers Ian Iftach Amit and Fyodor Yarochkin

Ian:Having a mild case of “professional ADHD” is probably what got me started on this whole “cyber” thing. Having done research, development, integration and consulting in the past, I was starting to get too many unanswered questions in my mind when dealing with customers and individuals who were being compromised left and right. The main …

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Internet troubles in Korea? E-call center 118 is there to help.

Handle:Cluster IRL: Maarten Van Horenbeeck Rank: Senior Program Manager Likes: Slicing covert channels, foraging in remote memory pools, and setting off page faults Dislikes: The crackling sound of crypto breaking, warm vodka martni Microsoft often has the pleasure of welcoming foreign government officials to our headquarters. MSRC’s engagement with them usually starts with us trying …

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MS10-046 Released Out-of-Band Today

Hello, As we announced on Friday, today we released Security Bulletin MS10-046 out-of-band to address a vulnerability in Windows. This security update addresses a vulnerability in the handling of shortcuts that affects all currently supported versions of Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. As our colleagues over in …

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Out of Band Release to address Microsoft Security Advisory 2286198

Today we’re announcing plans to release a security update to address the vulnerability discussed in Security Advisory 2286198 on Monday, August 2, 2010 at or around 10 AM PDT.  We are releasing the bulletin as we’ve completed the required testing and the update has achieved the appropriate quality bar for broad distribution to customers. Additionally, …

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Who Gets It and Who Doesn’t? (Windows Genuine Advantage and Security Updates)

Handle:Mando Picker IRL: Dustin Childs Rank: Security Program Manager Likes: Protecting customers, working with security researchers, second Tuesdays, bourbon, mandolins Dislikes: Using “It’s hard” as an excuse, quitting when it gets tough, banjos One of the things I get to do in the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) is talk to our customers and tell …

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Update: MS10-015 security update re-released with new detection logic

Hi, I am writing to let you know that we have revised the installation packages for MS10-015 with new logic that prevents the security update from being installed on systems if certain abnormal conditions exist. Such conditions could be the result of an infection with a computer virus such as the Alureon rootkit. If these …

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Update – Restart Issues After Installing MS10-015 and the Alureon Rootkit

Hi, We wanted to provide you with an update on our ongoing investigation into the “blue screen” issues affecting a limited number of customers who installed MS10-015.  We have been working around the clock with our customers, partners and several teams at Microsoft to determine the cause of these issues.  Our investigation has concluded that …

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Announcing BlueHat v9: Through the Looking Glass

Handle:C-Lizzle IRL: Celene Temkin Rank: Program Manager 2 & BlueHat Project Manager Likes: Culinary warfare, BlueHat hackers and responsible disclosure Dislikes: Acts of hubris, MySpace, orange mocha Frappaccinos!  BlueHat v9 will take place from October 21 to 23 at the Microsoft campus in Redmond. Last year, we experimented with a day dedicated to attacks and …

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