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No slowdown in Cerber ransomware activity as 2016 draws to a close

The trend towards increasingly sophisticated malware behavior, highlighted by the use of exploits and other attack vectors, makes older platforms so much more susceptible to ransomware attacks. From June to November 2017, Windows 7 devices were 3.4 times more likely to encounter ransomware compared to Windows 10 devices. Read our latest report: A worthy upgrade:...

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RSA Conference USA 2014: New Foundations for Threat Modeling

What if you could deploy a process that would help you develop software products and services with better security, shorter development cycles, and fewer surprises for your customers? Those are some of the benefits of threat modeling, which was the topic of an excellent presentation: New Foundations for Threat Modeling, from Adam Shostack, principal security...

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A coordinated approach to eradicating malware

Microsoft and others in the technology industry have worked together for many years to disrupt malicious software, or malware, and to reduce its impact on customers. But despite those efforts, many malware families live on, continuing to infect computers and cause damage well after they are discovered.  Can industry leaders come together and begin eliminating...

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Want more information on Trustworthy Computing? Check out our other blogs

The Trustworthy Computing blog covers Microsoft’s perspective on security, privacy, online safety, and reliability, especially as they relate to the cloud. For readers who want additional information on those topics, check out our other TwC Blogs, which provide insights from Microsoft experts, plus information on mitigation tools, secure development, security updates, online safety, and more. ...

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MAPP Partnership Expansion to Boost Threat Response

Fighting security threats is a never-ending job. And Microsoft can’t do it alone. One of our most successful partnership efforts is the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP), through which we share threat information with security vendors ahead of our regular monthly security updates. Recently, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) announced that MAPP would be...

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