Avoiding Weak Passwords

December 6, 2013

Microsoft Research Avoiding Vulnerable Passwords—and Rules, Too Telepathwords Snippet: The free online research tool, launched Dec. 5, is called Telepathwords. Users can visit the project website and test the strength of their passwords—current ones, past ones, or ones they’re considering using. “The system doesn’t ask the user to learn anything up-front or follow any specific […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletin for December 2013

December 6, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Microsoft is planning to release 11 bulletins, five Critical and six Important. The Critical updates address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Windows, Microsoft Exchange and GDI+. The Critical update for GDI+ fully addresses the publicly disclosed issue described in Security Advisory 2896666. This release won’t include an update for the issue described […]

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Microsoft Kinect Sign Language Translator

November 7, 2013

Microsoft Research Connections Team Kinect Sign Language Translator – part 1 Guobin Wu There are more than 20 million people in China who are hard of hearing, and an estimated 360 million such people around the world, so this project has immense potential to generate positive social impact worldwide. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msr_er/archive/2013/10/29/kinect-sign-language-translator.aspx Kinect Sign Language Translator – […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletin for November 2013

November 7, 2013

Security TechCenter This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on November 12, 2013. This bulletin advance notification will be replaced with the November bulletin summary on November 12, 2013. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-nov November Bulletins: Three […]

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Internet Explorer 11 Available for Windows 7

November 7, 2013

IEBlog Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is available worldwide in 95 languages for download today. We will begin automatically updating Windows 7 customers to IE11 in the weeks ahead, starting today with customers running the IE11 Developer and Release Previews. With this final release, IE11 brings the same leading standards support–with improved performance, security, privacy, and […]

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Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2896666

November 5, 2013

Security Advisory 2896666 Microsoft: We are aware of targeted attacks, largely in the Middle East and South Asia. The current versions of Microsoft Windows and Office are not affected by this issue. The exploit requires user interaction as the attack is disguised as an email requesting potential targets to open a specially crafted Word attachment. […]

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Microsoft Security Advisory 2896666

November 5, 2013

Security TechCenter Microsoft Security Advisory (2896666) Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution Published: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 Microsoft is investigating private reports of a vulnerability in the Microsoft Graphics component that affects Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Lync. Microsoft is aware of targeted attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletin for October 2013

October 8, 2013

Microsoft released eight bulletins – four Critical and four Important – which address 26 unique CVEs in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, SharePoint, .NET Framework, Office, and Silverlight. For those who need to prioritize their deployment planning, Microsoft recommends focusing on MS13-080, MS13-081, and MS13-083. Critical: MS13-080 — Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2879017) MS13-081 […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for September 2013

September 7, 2013

Advance notification for the release of 14 bulletins, four Critical and 10 Important, for September 2013. The Critical updates address issues in Internet Explorer, Outlook, SharePoint and Windows. The bulletin release is scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, Sept. 10, 2013, at approximately 10:00 a.m. PDT. TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-sep MSRCTeam: http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2013/09/05/advance-notification-service-for-september-2013-security-bulletin-release.aspx Tags: Vulnerability-Windows-Update

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for August 2013

August 9, 2013

Advance notification for the release of eight bulletins, three Critical and five Important, for August 2013. The Critical updates address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Exchange. The bulletin release is scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, August 13, 2013, at approximately 10:00 a.m. PDT. TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-aug MSRCTeam: http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2013/08/08/advance-notification-service-for-the-august-2013-release.aspx Tags: Vulnerability-Windows-Update

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