It's 2016, and Microsoft Office macros are still a viable infection vector: security outfit Avanan says it's spotted a week-long, large-scale malware attack against Office 365 users.
The campaign began on June 22, and Microsoft started blocking the malicious attachment on June 23.
Avanan says the attackers tried to send messages to 57 per cent of the organisations on its security platform using Office 365. Users were sent an Office document that invoked the malware via macros.
Microsoft officially confirmed on Monday that a slimmer version of its gaming machine Xbox One will be launched in August.
Dubbed the Xbox One S, the new console will be 40 percent smaller than the existing Xbox One. Microsoft claims this is the smallest gaming machine the company has ever produced.
Microsoft has published its own distribution of FreeBSD 10.3 in order to make the OS available and supported in Azure.
Jason Anderson, principal PM manager at Microsoft's Open Source Technology Center says Redmond says Redmond “took on the work of building, testing, releasing and maintaining the image” so it could “ensure our customers have an enterprise SLA for their FreeBSD VMs running in Azure”. Microsoft did so “to remove that burden” from the FreeBSD Foundation, which relies on community contributions.
Microsoft is getting rid of a feature in Windows 10 that raised privacy concerns when it was introduced last year.
Wi-Fi Sense was intended to “get you on the internet more quickly in more places,” by automatically connecting to any in-range open Wi-Fi network.
Remember Microsoft's WiFi Sense? One of its cornerstones is the ability to share password-protected WiFi networks with contacts, saving them the hassle of logging in when they visit. Unfortunately, though, there weren't many people enamored with the idea.