We knew that Microsoft's quarter was going to be a rough one after it announced a $7.6 billion write-down of the Devices and Services division it purchased from Nokia last year, and so it has come to pass: on revenue of $22.2 billion, the company had a gross margin of $14.7 billion, an operating loss of $2.05 billion, a net after-tax loss of $3.20 billion, and a $0.40 loss per share.
Microsoft issued an emergency fix for a vulnerability that let hackers ‘take complete control’ of affected computers
Microsoft just issued a fix for an alarming security hole in Windows that could allow attackers to remotely take over a computer.
Microsoft writes in a security bulletin writes that the vulnerability exists in Windows “when the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library improperly handles specially crafted OpenType fonts.”
Digital Constitution, a website devoted to how Microsoft is fighting government surveillance and working to protect online privacy in a digital world, was hacked to promote online casinos.
ZDNet, which captured a screenshot, reported that the “site appears to have been modified around 9:15pm ET on Wednesday.” The attacker “injected text with keywords” like “online casino,” “poker, “craps, “roulette” and “blackjack.” Additionally, some new pages were “injected to show content that embeds content from other casino-related websites.” Microsoft has since taken that down.
Microsoft's website dedicated to fighting the US government on matters of policy and surveillance has been hacked.
The site, which was launched in mid-2013 months after the Edward Snowden revelations were first published, soon became a platform for Microsoft's corporate views on government surveillance and a new case dedicated to fighting an international search warrant.
But the site appears to have been modified around 9:15pm ET on Wednesday, and remains affected at the time of publication. It's not clear who is behind the attack.
There have been many reports recently suggesting that Microsoft is going to release two high-end Lumia smartphones later this year. It has been a while since the company launched a high-end Windows Phone device, it has stuck with mid-range and low-end devices for the past few months now so it’s about time that a flagship arrived. Fingerprint scanners might be fashionable these days but rumor has it that the Microsoft Lumia 940XL will instead offer an iris scanner.