Microsoft Defender floods users with false password notifications
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint has inundated system administrators with false alerts. The service flagged multiple sites for supposedly reusing passwords. Despite complaints from administrators, there has been no clear explanation from the tech giant.
Users have denied reusing passwords on the ... Read more
Microsoft Defender identifies Google and Zoom as malicious
The Windows native security app had "gone rogue" and was misidentifying legitimate URLs as malicious.
This week Microsoft confirmed that its Defender security platform, which is delivered as a part of its Windows operating system, was mistakenly tagging legitimate websites.
On Wednesday, Micr... Read more
Microsoft bundles Microsoft Defender with Microsoft 365
The move, which started earlier this month, sees the app installed on all computers that run Microsoft 365, including those that have not subscribed to the service. The app was previously only available to Windows 11 Insiders and customers with Personal or Family subscriptions since June 2022.
M... Read more
Microsoft releases fix to remediate faulty Windows Defender update
Microsoft has released scripts to fix an issue caused by a defective Windows Defender update issued on Friday, January 13. The scripts do not address all problems, however.
The scripts are designed to help system administrators repair the damage done by the update, which created an "issue w... Read more
Microsoft announces Mobile Network Protection for Defender
The solution is now generally available for both iOS and Android devices.
Microsoft has announced that its Mobile Network Protection feature is now generally available for Android and iOS devices running Microsoft's Defender for Endpoint (MDE) enterprise endpoint security platform.
The Mobil... Read more
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
Microsoft gives enterprise SOCs more access to threat intelligence data
Microsoft unveiled two new solutions that give SOCs more access to the threat intelligence data that Microsoft collects on a daily basis. In this way, organizations can better protect themselves and have the same data at their disposal as Microsoft cybersecurity experts.
Earlier this week, Micro... Read more
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
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
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