Security News

Microsoft: Windows 11 “invites” coming to more Windows 10 Pro PCs
2024-03-03 15:11

Starting next month, Microsoft nag screens pushing Windows 11 will also show up on non-managed enterprise devices running Windows 10 Pro and Pro Workstation. After receiving the prompts, the users can upgrade to Windows 11 23H2 or keep using Windows 10.

CISA warns of Microsoft Streaming bug exploited in malware attacks
2024-03-01 19:18

CISA ordered U.S. Federal Civilian Executive Branch agencies to secure their Windows systems against a high-severity vulnerability in the Microsoft Streaming Service that's actively exploited in attacks. Redmond patched the bug during the June 2023 Patch Tuesday, with proof-of-concept exploit code dropping on GitHub three months later, on September 24.

Microsoft fixes Outlook clients not syncing over Exchange ActiveSync
2024-03-01 16:05

Microsoft has fixed an issue causing some Microsoft 365 users' Outlook desktop clients to stop connecting to email servers via Exchange ActiveSync. Exchange ActiveSync is a synchronization protocol used by Microsoft Exchange to allow users to access their email, calendar, contacts, and tasks.

Microsoft pulls Edge update causing 'Out of Memory' crashes
2024-03-01 15:44

Microsoft has pulled the Microsoft Edge 122.0.2365.63 update after users reported receiving "Out of memory" errors when browsing the web or accessing the browser settings. Microsoft released Edge 122.0.2365.63 yesterday, and soon after, users began reporting across multiple sites that the browser was crashing repeatedly with memory errors.

Microsoft rolls back decision to stop Windows 11 22H2 preview updates
2024-02-29 17:50

Microsoft says that systems running Windows 11 22H2 will continue to receive non-security preview updates after initially stating they would no longer receive them after February 2024. Under the new schedule revealed this week, Windows 11 22H2 optional updates will keep rolling out until mid-June 2025, depending on your Windows edition.

Microsoft Expands Free Logging Capabilities for all U.S. Federal Agencies
2024-02-24 11:49

Microsoft has expanded free logging capabilities to all U.S. federal agencies using Microsoft Purview Audit irrespective of the license tier, more than six months after a China-linked cyber...

Microsoft Releases PyRIT - A Red Teaming Tool for Generative AI
2024-02-23 11:31

Microsoft has released an open access automation framework called PyRIT (short for Python Risk Identification Tool) to proactively identify risks in generative artificial intelligence (AI)...

Microsoft has started testing Wi-Fi 7 support in Windows 11
2024-02-22 21:44

Microsoft has started testing support for Wi-Fi 7 in Windows 11, which offers multi-gigabit speeds and improved throughput, latency, and reliability compared to previous Wi-Fi generations. Wi-Fi 7 support is now being tested in the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26063, released today in the Canary Channel.

Microsoft now force installing Windows 11 23H2 on eligible PCs
2024-02-22 20:49

Microsoft has started force installing Windows 11 23H2 on eligible devices that have reached or are close to their end-of-servicing date. The Windows 11 23H2 forced rollout phase announced by Redmond this week comes after systems running multiple editions of Windows 11 21H2 were automatically updated to Windows 11 22H2 before they reached the end of support on October 11.

Microsoft begins broadening free cloud logging capabilities
2024-02-22 12:32

After select US federal agencies tested Microsoft's expanded cloud logging capabilities for six months, Microsoft is now making them available to all agencies using Microsoft Purview Audit - regardless of license tier. Microsoft first announced the expanded cloud logging capabilities in July 2023, after it revealed that Chinese hackers accessed email accounts belonging to 25 organizations and government agencies.