Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2914486

Today we released Security Advisory 2914486 regarding a local elevation of privilege (EoP) issue that affects customers using Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003. Windows Vista and later are not affected by this local EoP issue. A member of the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) found this issue being used on systems compromised by a third-party…

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Our protection metrics – October results

​Last month we introduced our monthly protection metrics and talked about our September results. Today, we’d like to talk about our results from October. If you want a refresh on the definition of the metrics we use in our monthly results, see our prior post: Our protection metrics – September results. During October 2013, while…

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Security and policy surrounding bring your own devices (BYOD)

As the proliferation of devices continues to capture the imagination of consumers, and has ignited what is referred to as bring your own device (BYOD) revolution, many IT departments across the globe are now facing increased security considerations. While organizations encourage BYOD for cost savings and productivity, it is also important to have robust security…

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Update Rollup 5 for System Center Advisor is available

Microsoft has released the on-premises client Update Rollup 5 for Microsoft System Center Advisor. This update is dated November 12, 2013. The article linked below describes the following information about the update: The issues that the update fixes How to obtain the update The prerequisites for installing the update Whether you have to restart the…

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Join our ITPro Customer Panel and help shape future Microsoft Virtualization, Cloud, and Datacenter Management Products

Microsoft Windows Server and Systems Center Customer Research team is looking for ITPros to participate on an IT Pro panel. As a member of the panel, you will have the opportunity to provide vision and feedback to the Cloud and Data Center Management Product team through surveys, focus groups, usability sessions, early design concept reviews,…

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Carberp-based trojan attacking SAP

Recently there has been quite a bit of buzz about an information-stealing trojan that was found to be targeting the logon client for SAP. We detect this trojan as TrojanSpy:Win32/Gamker.A. SAP is a global company with headquarters in Germany and operations in 130 countries worldwide. SAP develops enterprise software applications for tracking and managing business operations,…

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Backup the best defense against (Cri)locked files

Crilock – also known as CryptoLocker – is one notorious ransomware that’s been making the rounds since early September. Its primary payload is to target and encrypt your files, such as your pictures and Office documents. All of the file types that can be encrypted are listed in our Trojan:Win32/Crilock.A and Trojan:Win32/Crilock.B descriptions. Crilock affected…

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Test 1

<object classid=”clsid:F08DF954-8592-11D1-B16A-00C0F0283628″ id=”Slider1″ width=”100″ height=”50″> <param name=”BorderStyle” value=”1″ /> <param name=”MousePointer” value=”0″ /> <param name=”Enabled” value=”1″ /> <param name=”Min” value=”0″ /> <param name=”Max” value=”10″ /> </object>

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Paste code snippet from IDE

// WorkItem implicitly inherits from the Object class. public class WorkItem { // Static field currentID stores the job ID of the last WorkItem that // has been created. private static int currentID; //Properties. protected int ID { get ; set ; } protected…(read more)

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Paste code snippet from IDE

// WorkItem implicitly inherits from the Object class. public class WorkItem { // Static field currentID stores the job ID of the last WorkItem that // has been created. private static int currentID; //Properties. protected int ID { get ; set ; } protected…(read more)

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