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  • Microsoft refuses to hand over emails stored in Ireland, held in contempt by judge

    10.09.2014

    Microsoft has urged US District Judge Loretta Preska, the judge presiding over the case that sees the company refusing to hand some emails stored in its Dublin facility over to the US government, to find them in contempt.

  • Give up on complex passwords, says Microsoft

    04.09.2014

    The Internet is full of advice on how users should go about choosing strong passwords, and on what schemes web admins should implement to make them do so and what protection mechanisms should be used to protect those accounts, but according to a group of researchers from Microsoft and the Carleton University in Canada, there is little available guidance that is actually supported by clear, solid evidence.

  • Microsoft fixes 37 vulnerabilities

    13.08.2014

    Microsoft clearly wants everyone to shake off the dog days of summer and pay attention to patching.

  • Photo gallery: Black Hat USA 2014 Business Hall

    07.08.2014

    The Black Hat conference is underway at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and the "business" part of the conference is bustling.

  • Microsoft releases EMET 5.0

    01.08.2014

    Microsoft has released version 5.0 of its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), a free utility that uses a number of security mitigation techniques to prevent the successful exploitation of vulnerabilities in various software.




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USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


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