Microsoft is offering security researchers cash rewards in exchange for information on "speculative execution" side-channel CPU vulnerabilities via a new bug bounty program.
Microsoft last week expanded some Spectre microcode approvals, as well as lifted an anti-virus compatibility check for some Windows 10 version 1709 devices.
Microsoft recently outlined some best practices to protect user identities in Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services or Azure Active Directory.
Microsoft has greenlit some Intel Skylake microcode updates for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) that address Spectre variant 2 types of attacks.
Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Microsoft's new cloud-based service for detecting and analyzing security incidents, is now production-ready for organizations.
Microsoft Intune users can expect some new security protections for their Android and iOS devices through a recently announced partnership between Microsoft and security firm Pradeo.
In its recently updated "Microcode Revision Guidance" document, Intel shared details about the progress of its firmware patches to address potential Meltdown and Spectre attack scenarios.
Microsoft recently rolled out its Compliance Manager dashboard and the Azure Information Protection Scanner tool for Microsoft 365 product licensees.
Microsoft this month announced final Office security baseline materials, advance notice of a coming Intune security change, and tips on combating e-mail name spoofing.
IT pros can now check on the status of their client device Meltdown and Spectre protections using Windows Analytics, Microsoft announced this week.
Starting Oct. 31, 2018, Microsoft will drop support for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 protocols in Office 365.
Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients will soon be able to take advantage of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), a post-breach detection service originally associated with Windows 10 clients.
Intel this week released microcode updates to its original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and partners in a bid to curb Meltdown and Spectre attacks.
Microsoft recently released resources for organizations grappling with flawed firmware updates from Intel that have resulted in reboot problems in some cases.
IT pros who update SharePoint Server installations now have some help from Microsoft in the form of a new "SharePoint Build to Build Update Playbook."
A new app in the latest Windows 10 test build gives users some insight into the kind of privacy-related information that Microsoft collects from their devices.
Intel has identified the cause of the reboot issues affecting its Haswell and Broadwell processors after being patched against Meltdown and Spectre attack scenarios.
Intel's firmware updates to address the Meltdown and Spectre attacks could result in slower server performance, the company indicated this week.
Microsoft's fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws will noticeably slow down some users' systems, the company confirmed this week.
To address the recently disclosed Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities affecting most modern processors, Intel will issue security patches for all Intel chips released in the past five years by the end of this month.
- By Scott Bekker