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AMD Ryzen and EPYC Processors Have Meltdown and Spectre Style Flaws

13 critical flaws in AMD Ryzen and EPYC processors in a location designed to stop attacks exploiting a system.

Microsoft Word Vulnerability Allows Easy Access to Machine Resources for Cryptocurrency Miners

A wide open flaw in Microsoft Word allows attackers to upload malicious videos that allow cryptocurrency mining scripts to enter a system.

FBI Charges Hacker Who Leaked Game of Thrones, Trapping Him in Iran

Behzad Mesri has been charged by the FBI with numerous hacking and extortion counts, but it's unlikely he'll ever face extradition. Instead, the US is using him as a message to other hackers.
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Microsoft Ventures Opens AI for Good Prize Competition to Find AI Innovation

AI for Good Prize is a Microsoft Ventures global competition that incentivizes start-up companies to create innovative AI-based technology.

New Apple macOS Virus Threat: OSX Dok Malware Is “Phishing” for Banking Credentials

The macOS virus discovered by ESET in May 2017 is now targeting people’s bank accounts, stealing sensitive information from machines which are infected by it.

Verizon Left Up To 14 Million Customer Accounts Wide Open

A third-party data management company working for Verizon held a vulnerable Amazon database that exposed up to 14 million customers. The telecommunications company confirms the flaw, but says it was 6 million accounts exposed and it has now been fixed.

Microsoft Confirms Purchase of Cloud Management Company Cloudyn

Two months after we first reported the deal, Microsoft has announced the purchase of Cloudyn. The Israeli company will now be brought into Microsoft’s wider cloud services.

Microsoft Releases Massive Windows 10 Preview Build 16226

The latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update preview is extensive, making changes to Edge and Windows Shell, while also brings new Emoji support and numerous other new features across a breadth of services.

Microsoft to Acquire Hexadite, an AI-Focused Security Company

Microsoft signed an agreement on Thursday to acquire next-gen security company Hexadite. Though the Redmond giant has not disclosed terms, it says it will...

Intel Acquires Autonomous Vehicle Company Mobileye for $15.3 Billion

Intel has announced an acquisition of Mobileye to accelerate innovation for in-car systems and autonomous tech. The companies have been collaborating since last year and Mobileye will now serve as Intel’s autonomous vehicle division.

Kaspersky: New Hidden Malware Has Compromised over 140 Organizations

Security firm Kaspersky says that a fileless malware first discovered two years ago, has gone mainstream and has infected more than 140 companies, banks, and government groups.
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Microsoft: $1 Billion Annual Investment to Strengthen Cybersecurity Research

The company will continue to invest heavily in developing cybersecurity solutions as the number of attacks grow. The $1 billion per year will not include any security-based acquisitions Microsoft makes.
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Interview: Microsoft Shares Details about Microsoft Garage Strategy and Expansion

The Microsoft Garage is expanding to three more international destinations in 2017. We have spoken with Anne Legato, Chief Communicator at the Microsoft Garage to learn about how Microsoft runs this employee-driven initiative.
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Microsoft Ventures Invests in Cybersecurity Company Team8

Team8 develops new companies in Israel’s soaring cybersecurity sector. Microsoft Ventures has made its second investment in the company.
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Microsoft Ventures to Invest in Tel Aviv University IoT Projects

Microsoft is partnering in a consortium together with GE Ventures, HNA EcoTech, Qualcomm Ventures and Tata.
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Researchers: Headphones Can Be Used as Microphones for Spying

A piece of code designed by researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel, enables hackers to hijack headphones and turn them into a covert listening device.
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Microsoft Releases Skype for iOS 6.26 with iOS 10 Improvements and Integrated Call Toggle

Skype for iOS 6.26 lets user enable notifications for new contact requests, toggle integrated calls, and adds various fixes and improvements.
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Microsoft Updates Skype across Windows, Android, iOS, and Linux

A batch of updates have dropped from Skype towers this week. Microsoft has sent out refreshed versions for iOS, Android, Linux, and its own Universal Windows Platform apps.
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Microsoft Facing Further Legal Action over Windows 10 Upgrade

The company’s Windows 10 update policy has been criticized for making users feel forced into upgrading. After a maiden legal battle last month, more lawsuits against Microsoft’s practices are arising.
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New Phishing Malware Exploits Nearly 10,000 Facebook Users

Microsoft’s Windows PCs and mobile devices were the most at risk during a recent efficient Facebook phishing malware exercise that exploited nearly 10,000 accounts.