Office 365 now opens attachments in a sandbox to prevent infections

Office 365 now opens attachments in a sandbox to prevent infections

Microsoft today announced the launch of Application Guard for Office in public preview to protect enterprise users from threats using malicious attachments as an attack vector. Application Guard for Office (also known as Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office) is designed to help prevent block files downloaded from untrusted sources from gaining access trusted resources by opening them within an isolated sandbox. […]

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Office 365 will let you manage phishing simulation emails

Office 365 will let you manage phishing simulation emails

Microsoft is adding support for allowing emails containing malicious URLs or attachments to reach the mailboxes of end-users to make it easier to run phishing training sessions or simulations. This will be done via a self-remediation portal by enabling Office 365 security administrators to choose items that could contain threats and to allow them to reach the […]

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How to restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

How to restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10, when you open an image file, the image would no longer be viewed in the Windows Photo Viewer. Instead, you’ll be switched to the new Microsoft Photos, which is plagued with performance and reliability issues. While Windows Photo Viewer has been retired, it is still easy to use and lightweight program to […]

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Microsoft will disable insecure TLS in Office 365 on Oct 15

Microsoft will disable insecure TLS in Office 365 on Oct 15

Microsoft has set the official retirement date for the insecure Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 protocols in Office 365 starting with October 15, 2020, after temporarily halting deprecation enforcement for commercial customers due to COVID-19. “As companies have pivoted their supply chains and countries have started to re-open we have re-established a retirement […]

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Microsoft Outlook is crashing worldwide with 0xc0000005 errors, how to fix

Microsoft Outlook is crashing worldwide with 0xc0000005 errors, how to fix

Microsoft Outlook is immediately crashing worldwide when users start the application, with 0xc0000005 errors displayed in the Windows Event Viewer. These crashes started occurring last night, and reports are flooding in from users all over the world. Users who examined their Application event logs will see an error log stating that the OUTLOOK.EXE program has crashed […]

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Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 Start Menu with theme-aware tiles

Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 Start Menu with theme-aware tiles

Say goodbye to the blocky Window 10 Start Menu tiles with colored backgrounds and hello to partially transparent theme-aware tiles that look so much nicer. Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed a sneak peek of the changes they were exploring with the Windows 10 Start Menu and the use of transparent tiles rather than ones with a solid background. With […]

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Microsoft releases urgent security updates for Windows 10 Codecs bugs

Microsoft releases urgent security updates for Windows 10 Codecs bugs

Microsoft has released two out-of-band security updates to address remote code execution security vulnerabilities affecting the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library on several Windows 10 and Windows Server versions. The two vulnerabilities are tracked as CVE-2020-1425 and CVE-2020-1457, the first one being rated as critical while the second received an important severity rating. Both desktop and server platforms affected In […]

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Almost 300 Windows 10 executables vulnerable to DLL hijacking

Almost 300 Windows 10 executables vulnerable to DLL hijacking

A simple VBScript may be enough to allow users to gain administrative privileges and bypass UAC entirely on Windows 10. In a new report from a PwC UK security researcher Wietze Beukema, we learn that almost 300 Windows 10 executables are vulnerable to DLL hijacking. “It turns out nearly 300 executables in your System32 folder are vulnerable […]

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Microsoft removed the defer feature update setting in Windows 10

Microsoft removed the defer feature update setting in Windows 10

Microsoft has removed the setting allowing users to defer feature updates in Windows 10 2004 but still allows it to be configured via group policies for business versions. Since Windows 10 version 1703, Microsoft has included a setting that allows users to defer the installation of feature updates for up to 365 days. Defer update […]

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Windows 10 June 2020 updates cause forced reboots, LSASS crashes

Windows 10 June 2020 updates cause forced reboots, LSASS crashes

Microsoft acknowledged a new known issue leading to Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) critical system process crashes and forced reboots on some Windows 10 devices. LSASS is responsible for security policy enforcing on Windows systems and it is used by the system to add entries to the security log, as well as to handle […]

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