Microsoft makes Defender Experts for Hunting generally available
Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting is now generally available. The managed security service is part of Microsoft Security Experts for Microsoft 365 Defender.
The service helps security operations centers (SOCs) find threats in endpoints, Office 365, cloud apps and identity management systems... Read more
Microsoft blocks automatically downloaded macros in Office
Microsoft is modifying Office to protect users against malware. Macros downloaded from the Internet will be automatically blocked in Office.
Currently, files stored on NTFS volumes are scanned for malicious macros through a 'Zone.Identifier' tag. This so-called 'mark-of-the-web' (MOTW) ensures t... Read more
Microsoft fixes Windows AppX Installer exploit, blocks Emotet spread
Microsoft squashes multiple vulnerabilities in its solutions. Among them is critical spoofing vulnerability CVE-2021-43890, frequently exploited for Emotet, Trickbot and Bazaloader attacks.
Microsoft releases a December update fixing various vulnerabilities through no less than 67 patches. In No... Read more
Microsoft Security details BulletProofLink, a phishing-as-a-service provider
Microsoft announced they catched an extensive phishing-as-a-service operation providing various services to those who wish to start phishing campaigns. These campaigns send messages that fool people into responding and offer attackers ways of breaching systems. By monitoring their work Microsoft l... Read more