Microsoft to Offer Standing Bug Bounty

Microsoft said today it will pay up to $100,000 to security researchers who find and report novel methods for bypassing the security built into the latest version of the company’s flagship operating system. Researchers who go the extra mile and can also demonstrate a way to block the new attack method they’ve reported can earn … Читать далее

‘Flame’ Malware Prompts Microsoft Patch

Microsoft has issued an emergency security update to block an avenue of attack first seen in “Flame,” a newly-discovered, sophisticated malware strain that experts believe was designed to steal data specifically from computers in Iran and the Middle East. According to Microsoft, Flame tries to blend in with legitimate Microsoft applications by cloaking itself with … Читать далее

Microsoft: Got Bluescreen? Check for Rootkits

Microsoft confirmed today that the recent spate of Windows XP crashes and blue-screens experienced by people who installed this month’s batch of security updates were found mainly on systems that were already infected with a rootkit, a tool designed to hide malware infestations on host computers. The folks at Redmond initially suspected rootkits may have … Читать далее