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Microsoft addresses issue breaking Windows 10 'Reset this PC'

Microsoft has resolved a known issue that caused the Windows 10 "Reset this PC" feature to fail in some cases, on both client and server platforms.The 'Reset this PC' feature allows Windows 10 customers to reinstall the operating system using either a local recovery image or the latest Windows 10 version available on Microsoft's servers.While
Publish At:2021-01-13 13:19 | Read:194 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

8 Cloud Security Best Practice Fundamentals for Microsoft Azure

In a previous blog, I discussed securing AWS management configurations by combating six common threats with a focus on using both the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Amazon Web Services Foundations benchmark policy along with general security best practices.Now I’d like to do the same thing for Microsoft Azure. I had the privilege of being involved in the
Publish At:2021-01-13 08:44 | Read:194 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection AWS

Microsoft January 2021 Patch Tuesday fixes 83 flaws, 1 zero-day

.crit {font-weight:bold;color:red;}.article_section td { font-size: 14px!important;}Today is Microsoft's January 2021 Patch Tuesday, and it is the first Microsoft security update release in 2021, so please be very nice to your Windows administrators today.With the January 2021 Patch Tuesday security updates release, Microsoft has released fixes for 83&n
Publish At:2021-01-12 17:49 | Read:182 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Security

Windows 10 Cumulative Updates KB4598229 & KB4598242 released

Today is first Patch Tuesday of 2021 and Microsoft is rolling out a new cumulative update for all supported version of Windows. The cumulative update with security fixes is rolling out to PCs with October 2020 Update, May 2020 Update, November 2019 Update, and May 2019 Update.In January 2021 cumulative update for Windows 10, there are only&nbs
Publish At:2021-01-12 17:49 | Read:167 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

Microsoft patches Defender antivirus zero-day exploited in the wild

Microsoft has addressed a zero-day vulnerability in the Microsoft Defender antivirus, exploited in the wild by threat actors before the patch was released.Zero-days are vulnerabilities actively exploited in the wild before the vendor issues an official patch or bugs that have publicly available proof-of-concept exploits.The zero-day patched today b
Publish At:2021-01-12 17:49 | Read:170 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Microsoft Virus exploit

Microsoft Sysmon now detects malware process tampering attempts

Microsoft has released Sysmon 13 with a new security feature that detects if a process has been tampered using process hollowing or process herpaderping techniques.To evade detection by security software, threat actors inject malicious code into a legitimate Windows process. This tactic allows the malware to execute, but in Task Manager, it appears as a stan
Publish At:2021-01-11 22:19 | Read:168 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Security

Windows 10 hardware security enabled by default on new Surface PC

Microsoft has unveiled today the new Surface Pro 7+ for enterprise and educational customers, an ultra-light 2-in-1 device that comes with Windows Enhanced Hardware Security features enabled by default.The new Surface PC will help defend against escalation of privilege attacks which target sensitive info stored in a device's memory with the he
Publish At:2021-01-11 18:25 | Read:102 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Microsoft security

Microsoft releases Linux endpoint detection and response features

Microsoft announced today that Microsoft Defender for Endpoint's detection and response (EDR) capabilities are now generally available on Linux servers.EDR capabilities allow admins and security teams to spot attacks targeting or involving Linux servers in their environments almost in real-time with the help of alerts automatically aggregated as incidents ba
Publish At:2021-01-11 18:25 | Read:165 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Linux Microsoft

Tripwire Patch Priority Index for December 2020

Tripwire‘s December 2020 Patch Priority Index (PPI) brings together important vulnerabilities from Microsoft, Pulse Secure, and Oracle.First on the patch priority list this month are two vulnerabilities that have recently been included within the Metasploit exploit framework. One is a vulnerability in Pulse Secure Desktop Client and the other is a vuln
Publish At:2021-01-11 02:08 | Read:192 | Comments:0 | Tags:VERT microsoft Oracle PPI

What to expect from Microsoft and Windows 10 in 2021

With 2021 finally here, Microsoft is planning on releasing some exciting new features and updates this year for Windows 10 operating system and other products.Microsoft has already confirmed that Windows 11 wouldn't be released, and the company plans to update Windows 10 with new variants, features, improvements, and fixes.Additionally, Microsoft will contin
Publish At:2021-01-10 22:55 | Read:148 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

How to integrate Everything search in the Windows 10 taskbar

Windows 10 users can now integrate the Everything search engine directly into the Windows taskbar using the new 'EverythingToolbar' application.If you are a user of voidtool's Everything search engine for Windows, you know what a terrific search tool it is for Windows. However, to search for files and data, you need to perform your searches us
Publish At:2021-01-10 19:01 | Read:180 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

Windows 10 Sun Valley: Everything you need to know

The next update for Windows is codenamed '21H1' and it's likely to be a minor release with general bug fixes and improvements. However, Microsoft is believed to be working on a major Windows 10 update codenamed "Sun Valley" and "Windows 10++".Internal documents and job listing describe the Windows 10 feature upgrade as "reinvigorating" and "sweeping" revamp
Publish At:2021-01-09 15:43 | Read:199 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

Microsoft fixes Windows 10 crash issue causing forced reboots

Microsoft has addressed a known issue causing Windows 10 20H2 devices to force restart due to the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) system process crashing.LSASS is a Windows process responsible for security policy enforcing and updating the security log, as well as for handling user logins, password changes, and access token creation.Whenev
Publish At:2021-01-08 12:25 | Read:164 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Windows 10 WSL now can run Linux commands on startup

Microsoft now allows users of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to run commands automatically on WSL distribution startup.WSL is a compatibility layer designed by Microsoft to makes it possible for Windows 10 to run Linux binaries in ELF format natively on  Windows computers.Insiders in the Dev channel who want to upgra
Publish At:2021-01-06 21:25 | Read:178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Windows 10 gets Google Discover-like news recommendation feature

Microsoft is rolling out a new Windows 10 feature to Insiders called 'News and Interests' that displays a taskbar flyout with recommended news stories, sports scores, and weather information.Similar to Google Discover, the Windows 10 'News and Interests' feature will build a profile of a user's interests to display matching news stories and articles. Th
Publish At:2021-01-06 17:31 | Read:176 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

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