Tag: Microsoft Defender

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False ransomware alerts in Microsoft Defender cause mass panic

False ransomware alerts in Microsoft Defender cause mass panic

Microsoft patched a widespread Defender flaw that incorrectly identified common apps as harmful Hive ransomware payloads. Over the weekend, Windows users and system administrators reported widespread issues due to a Defender update causing the antivirus solution to identify Electron-based and Ch... Read more

date21 days ago
Microsoft Defender becomes better at blocking ransomware attacks

Microsoft Defender becomes better at blocking ransomware attacks

The company says that the latest builds of Windows 11 block even sophisticated attacks. Microsoft released new Windows 11 builds to the Beta Channel with improved Microsoft Defender for Endpoint ransomware attack blocking capabilities, according to a report in BleepingComputer. As the compan... Read more

date2 months ago
Microsoft Defender for IoT is generally available

Microsoft Defender for IoT is generally available

Microsoft launches the first public release of Defender for IoT. The software secures IoT and OT devices like smart cameras and sensors. The solution is agentless. Protection starts with an overview of all IoT and OT devices in an environment. Next, the solution points out misconfigurations and ... Read more

date3 months ago
Microsoft introduces Defender platform for consumers

Microsoft introduces Defender platform for consumers

Customers with a Microsoft 365 Personal or Family subscription can now secure multiple devices through Microsoft Defender for Individuals. The app allows Microsoft 365 Personal or Family users to easily view the security status of multiple devices via a central dashboard. Added devices are prot... Read more

date3 months ago
Microsoft releases standalone version of Defender for Business

Microsoft releases standalone version of Defender for Business

Microsoft released a standalone version of Microsoft Defender for Business. Smaller companies no longer need to purchase a Microsoft 365 Business Premium bundle. According to Microsoft, the new version offers enterprise-grade security to SMEs. Microsoft Defender for Business features straightfor... Read more

date5 months ago
Google Chrome updates trigger false positives in Microsoft Defender

Google Chrome updates trigger false positives in Microsoft Defender

If you've recently seen Microsoft Defender for Endpoint flagging Google Chrome upgrades as suspicious, know that it was a false positive. You shouldn't be concerned. Chrome isn't infected; Defender was simply malfunctioning. Multiple Windows system administrators reported that Defender for Endpo... Read more

date5 months ago
Windows 10 update breaks Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Windows 10 update breaks Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is dysfunctional on Windows Servers running Server Core. Microsoft confirms the existence of an issue that makes it impossible for users to launch Defender for Endpoint on Windows Servers. To protect an endpoint, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint must be running on ... Read more

date10 months ago
Microsoft introduces Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 1

Microsoft introduces Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 1

The move is in response to a massive surge in ransomware attacks. This week Microsoft announced the preview of a core set of prevention and protection capabilities for client endpoints running Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. This new solution will make it easier for more security teams to buy... Read more

date1 year ago
Microsoft warns users of widespread redirection phishing attacks

Microsoft warns users of widespread redirection phishing attacks

Microsoft has warned users about a credential-phishing campaign it has been tracking. The campaign uses open redirector links that Microsoft says Defender can thwart. The company said in a statement that attackers combine the links and social engineering ploys impersonating well-known productivi... Read more

date1 year ago
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