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Microsoft Security Vulnerabilities Decreased by 5% in 2023

Microsoft Security Vulnerabilities Decreased by 5% in 2023

The number of Microsoft vulnerabilities has mostly flattened in 2023, with elevation of privilege and identity attacks being particularly common, according to BeyondTrust’s annual Microsoft Vulnerabilities report. Identity and access management solutions company BeyondTrust studied the most significant CVEs of 2023 and Microsoft vulnerability data from Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday bulletins. The report includes vulnerability […]

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Is AI ‘Copilot’ a Generic Term or a Brand Name?

Is AI ‘Copilot’ a Generic Term or a Brand Name?

The term “copilot” for AI assistants seems to be everywhere in enterprise software today. Like many things in the generative AI industry, the way the word is used is changing. Sometimes it is capitalized, and sometimes it is not. GitHub’s choice of Copilot as a brand name was the first major use, followed by Microsoft […]

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Microsoft hit by Storm season – a tale of two semi-zero days – Naked Security

Microsoft hit by Storm season – a tale of two semi-zero days – Naked Security

At the tail-end of last week, Microsoft published a report entitled Analysis of Storm-0558 techniques for unauthorized email access. In this rather dramatic document, the company’s security team revealed the background to a previously unexplained hack in which data including email text, attachments and more were accessed: from approximately 25 organizations, including government agencies and […]

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Stop calling every breach “sophisticated”! [Audio + Text] – Naked Security

Stop calling every breach “sophisticated”! [Audio + Text] – Naked Security

The birth of ENIAC. A “sophisticated attack” (someone got phished). A cryptographic hack enabled by a security warning. Valentine’s Day Patch Tuesday. Apple closes spyware-sized 0-day hole. DOUG.  Patching bugs, hacking Reddit, and the early days of computing. All that, and more, on the Naked Security podcast. [MUSICAL MODEM] Welcome to the podcast, everybody. I am […]

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Pwning the Windows kernel – the crooks who hoodwinked Microsoft [Audio + Text] – Naked Security

Pwning the Windows kernel – the crooks who hoodwinked Microsoft [Audio + Text] – Naked Security

DOUG.  Wireless spyware, credit card skimming, and patches galore. All that, and more, on the Naked Security podcast. [MUSICAL MODEM] Welcome to the podcast, everybody. I am Doug Aamoth; he is Paul Ducklin. Paul, how do you do? DUCK.  I’m very well, Doug. Cold, but well. DOUG.  It’s freezing here too, and everyone is sick… but that’s December […]

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How to hack an unpatched Exchange server with rogue PowerShell code – Naked Security

How to hack an unpatched Exchange server with rogue PowerShell code – Naked Security

Just under two months ago, some worrying bug news broke: a pair of zero-day vulnerabilities were announced in Microsoft Exchange. As we advised at the time, these vulnerabilities, officially designated CVE-2022-41040 and CVE-2022-41082: [were] two zero-days that [could] be chained together, with the first bug used remotely to open enough of a hole to trigger […]

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