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
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
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
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
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
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