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#AVGater vulnerability does not affect Windows Defender Antivirus, MSE, or SCEP

On November 10, 2017, a vulnerability called #AVGater was discovered affecting some antivirus products. The vulnerability requires a non-administrator-level account to perform a restore of a quarantined file. Windows Defender Antivirus and other Microsoft antimalware products, including System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) and Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), are not affected by this vulnerability. This vulnerability...

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Weekly Roundup: June 8, 2012 – Not On My Security Watch

Trending Security News  This week in security news, stories report on the LinkedIn hack, big data, cyber legislation in process, and the consummerization of IT on BYOD trends. Here are some of the security news stories and our two blog picks this week. We focus on highlighting a variety of computer security and cybersecurity news and trends...

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Behind the Charts – Scrubbing the Vulnerability Data

In The Evolution of Malware and the Threat Landscape, the Special Edition Security Intelligence Report that we released at RSA and other Security Intelligence Reports (SIR), my starting primary source is the National Vulnerability Database (http://nvd.nist.gov) that is maintained by the National Institute of Standards (NIST) team under sponsorship from DHS. I frequently get questions...

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Weekly Roundup: May 18, 2012 – Smartphone Security, Cyber Threat Trends and the Importance of Secure Development

Trending Security News Security news stories this week focused on smartphone security and GPS tracking; our Security Development Conference in DC; and a report on security technology trends with a few stories also covering malware stats and cyber-attacks. Here are the security news stories and two blog picks we read this week. In the News...

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Scareware: Don’t Let Scammers Scare You

Scareware, also known as fake anti-virus software, has become one of the most common methods computer hackers use to swindle your money. If you have had a security alert icon pop up on your computer, you may have been the victim of scareware.  In a recent TV interview, I discuss how scareware programs usually look...

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Weekly Roundup: May 4, 2012 – Think Before You Click

Trending Security News Security news stories this week continue to validate the importance of cybersecurity skills in the marketplace and FEMA released a new National Preparedness Report providing insights on the state of national critical infrastructure protection. Here are some of the security news stories and a blog pick this week. In the News Hottest IT Skill?...

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Weekly Roundup: April 27, 2012 – Tracking the Security Trends: Data Integrity

Trending Security News Security news stories last week reported the House passed the CISPA bill; CNET reports Mac security ten years behind Microsoft; and infosecurity ran a story about the GAO that testified on Capitol Hill reporting there were 42,887 cybersecurity incidents last year. Here are some of the security news stories and a blog...

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Hundreds of Pages of New Security Intelligence Now Available: Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 12 Released

Today we released the latest volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) containing a large body of new data and analysis on the threat landscape.  This volume of the SIR includes: Latest industry vulnerability disclosure trends and analysis Latest data and analysis of global vulnerability exploit activity Latest trends and analysis on global malware...

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Weekly Roundup: April 20, 2012 – Cybersecurity R&D Trends

Security News Security news stories this week covered CISPA, a cybersecurity bill that continues to draw fire from privacy groups: some experts weigh the pros while others say the bill is too vague as written and predict it will be tabled. Also in the news Anonymous claims Pastebin censorship and creates an alternative site where hacktivists...

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Weekly Roundup: April 13, 2012 – Data Security Trends and Issues

Trending Security News Security news stories this week highlighted data breaches, tips on computer security, cybersecurity and online safety patterns and practices, and analysis in support and criticism of Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act (CISPA). Here’s our top news stories and blog picks this week. Let us know what security news stories interest you....

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