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Massive Microsoft 365 outage caused by WAN router IP change

Microsoft says this week's five-hour-long Microsoft 365 worldwide outage was caused by a router IP address change that led to packet forwarding issues between all other routers in its Wide Area Network (WAN).Redmond said at the time that the outage resulted from DNS and WAN networking configuration issues caused by a WAN update and that users
Publish At:2023-01-27 20:11 | Read:56515 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Microsoft fixes Windows 11 issue behind Remote Desktop freezes

Microsoft has addressed a known issue causing the Remote Desktop app to freeze on Windows 11 systems after installing the Windows 11 2022 Update.According to the company, home users are unlikely to experience any problems while using the app, as it utilizes a connection process different from the one on enterprise devices, which are known to be affected by t
Publish At:2023-01-27 16:13 | Read:47416 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Microsoft urges admins to patch on-premises Exchange servers

Microsoft urged customers today to keep their on-premises Exchange servers patched by applying the latest supported Cumulative Update (CU) to have them always ready to deploy an emergency security update.Redmond says that the Exchange server update process is "straightforward" (something that many admins might disagree with) and recommends always running the
Publish At:2023-01-26 20:11 | Read:58326 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Microsoft

Windows 11 KB5022360 preview update released with 15 improvements

Microsoft has released the Windows 11 22H2 KB5022360 preview cumulative update with fifteen fixes or improvements.This Windows 11 update is part of Microsoft's January 2022 monthly "C" update, allowing users to test upcoming fixes in the February 2023 Patch Tuesday.As preview updates do not contain security fixes, they are optional and will not be insta
Publish At:2023-01-26 20:11 | Read:68932 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Microsoft starts force upgrading Windows 11 21H2 devices

Microsoft has started the forced rollout of Windows 11 22H2 to systems running Windows 11 21H2 that are approaching their end-of-support (EOS) date on October 10, 2023.Redmond is regularly initiating automatic feature updates to ensure that it can continue to service these devices near their EOS date and to provide them with the latest updates, security upda
Publish At:2023-01-26 20:11 | Read:78856 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Exploit released for critical Windows CryptoAPI spoofing bug

Proof of concept exploit code has been released by Akamai researchers for a critical Windows CryptoAPI vulnerability discovered by the NSA and U.K.'s NCSC allowing MD5-collision certificate spoofing.Tracked as CVE-2022-34689, this security flaw was addressed with security updates released in August 2022, but Microsoft only made this public in October, when t
Publish At:2023-01-25 20:11 | Read:68133 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Microsoft exploit

Microsoft 365 outage takes down Teams, Exchange Online, Outlook

Microsoft is investigating an ongoing outage impacting multiple Microsoft 365 services after customers have reported experiencing connection issues."We're investigating issues impacting multiple Microsoft 365 services. We've identified a potential networking issue and are reviewing telemetry to determine the next troubleshooting steps," the Microsoft 365 tea
Publish At:2023-01-25 08:17 | Read:39887 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Microsoft to end direct sale of Windows 10 licenses at the end of January

Windows 10 is slowly coming to an end, with one more way to purchase the operating system riding off into the sunset. Microsoft is posting notices in a variety of locations to confirm it will no longer sell Windows 10 licenses directly. Support remains in place for the time being, as is the usual strategy when an operating system is gradually phase
Publish At:2023-01-23 22:15 | Read:106162 | Comments:0 | Tags:News windows 10 windows 11 microsoft license sale third part

Microsoft plans to kill malware delivery via Excel XLL add-ins

Microsoft is working on adding XLL add-in protection for Microsoft 365 customers by including automated blocking of all such files downloaded from the Internet.This will help tackle the rise of malware campaigns abusing this infection vector to an ever-growing extent during the last several years."In order to combat the increasing number of malware attacks i
Publish At:2023-01-23 12:15 | Read:50845 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Security

Dissecting and Exploiting TCP/IP RCE Vulnerability “EvilESP”

September’s Patch Tuesday unveiled a critical remote vulnerability in tcpip.sys, CVE-2022-34718. The advisory from Microsoft reads: “An unauthenticated attacker could send a specially crafted IPv6 packet to a Windows node where IPsec is enabled, which could enable a remote code execution exploitation on that machine.” Pure remote vulnerabi
Publish At:2023-01-20 15:36 | Read:79947 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Services Software Vulnerabilities Threat Research C

Windows 10 KB5019275 preview update released with 14 fixes

Microsoft has released the optional KB5019275 Preview cumulative update for Windows 10 20H2, Windows 10 21H1, and Windows 10 21H2, with fourteen fixes and improvements.This release is primarily a maintenance release, fixing numerous bugs in ReFS, FIDO2, and various issues that cause applications or the Windows desktop to become unresponsive.The KB5019275 cum
Publish At:2023-01-19 20:35 | Read:41806 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Microsoft pushes KB5021751 to check for outdated Office installs

Microsoft is pushing the KB5021751 update to find out how many of its customers are using an Office version that has reached its end of support or will soon be out of support.No files will be installed on systems that receive this update, but instead, it will run once to check if the Microsoft Office installation is outdated or will soon require an upgrade.R
Publish At:2023-01-19 20:11 | Read:69617 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Microsoft starts testing Notepad tabs in Windows 11

Microsoft released a new version of Notepad for Windows 11 on Thursday that will allow Windows Insiders in the Dev channel to use multiple tabs.The new feature is rolling out with the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25281 to the Dev Channel."With this update, we are introducing support for multiple tabs—a top requested feature from the community&mdash
Publish At:2023-01-19 16:13 | Read:51933 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Microsoft investigates bug behind unresponsive Windows Start Menu

Microsoft is investigating an issue causing the Windows taskbar and Start Menu to become unresponsive and triggering Outlook and Teams login problems.Windows admins have told BleepingComputer that their users have been reporting issues not seeing the Windows Start Menu when clicking, not being able to launch modern apps, and that the Windows Search
Publish At:2023-01-18 20:11 | Read:92034 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Microsoft: Windows 11 apps might not start after system restore

Microsoft has acknowledged a new bug affecting some Windows 11 applications triggering launch issues and causing them to display errors after a system restore.The company said that "after running a System Restore to a previous restore point on a device that is running Windows 11, version 22H2, some Windows applications that use the MSIX Windows app package f
Publish At:2023-01-18 12:15 | Read:72848 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

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