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Do you fully trust Microsoft with GitHub?

With Microsoft acquiring GitHub, users have to decide if they will leave their repositories on GitHub or move backup copies to GitLab.

Microsoft to ban 'offensive language' from Skype, Xbox, Office and other services

Microsoft will ban "offensive language" and "inappropriate content" from Skype, Xbox, Office and other services on May 1, claiming it has the right to go through your private data to "investigate."

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Pwn2Own: Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari fall on day 1

On day one of Pwn2Own, Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari were pwned, and the hack of Oracle VirtualBox was a partial success.

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Google discloses Microsoft Edge security flaw before it could be fixed

Microsoft failed to develop a fix within the 90-day disclosure deadline, so Google Project Zero researcher went public with the details of an ACG bypass on Microsoft Edge.

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Palo Alto Networks extends security to the big 3 public clouds

Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform expands security to all major public cloud services: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.

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Microsoft to delete software that scares users into buying upgrades

Windows Defender and other Microsoft security products will detect and remove "unwanted" programs that use coercive messages to scare users into buying premium versions of free programs.

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Microsoft releases Windows patch to disable Intel's buggy Spectre fix

Microsoft released an emergency Windows patch to disable Intel's buggy Spectre fix that could cause reboots, instability issues and 'data loss or corruption.'

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Microsoft hits the brakes, stops rolling out Meltdown/Spectre patches for AMD devices

Blue Screen of Death errors caused Microsoft to stop rolling out Meltdown and Spectre patches to AMD devices.

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Mingis on Tech: Microsoft pulls the plug on GigJam

The collaboration tool offers forward-thinking ways of sharing information, but never gained traction. Although it's being shuttered, some of those features met yet show up in other Microsoft products.

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The latest on Azure Stack, cyberattacks, the next iPhone and ... keyboards

Get the details on Microsoft's new Azure Stack, why cyberattacks never seem to end, the fate of Apple's Touch ID and why QWERTY keyboards are now tech relics.

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NSA's EthernalBlue exploit ported to Windows 10

RiskSense researchers analyzed the EternalBlue exploit, tweaking it to create a smaller version of EternalBlue which can be ported to unpatched versions of Windows 10 to deliver nasty payloads without needing DoublePulsar.

New WannaCry ransomware variants: Patch old PCs now to avoid becoming a victim

Researchers activate second kill switch in new version of WannaCry ransomware, but not all versions contain a kill switch.

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Microsoft finally bans SHA-1 certificates in Internet Explorer and Edge

The Tuesday updates for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge forces those browsers to flag SSL/TLS certificates signed with the ageing SHA-1 hashing function as insecure.

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Microsoft fixes remote hacking flaw in Windows Malware Protection Engine

Microsoft released an update for the malware scanning engine bundled with most of its Windows security products to fix a highly critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to hack computers.

Google Project Zero researchers find ‘crazy bad’ Windows RCE flaw

Google Project Zero researchers discovered a "crazy bad" RCE flaw in Windows. The attack works against default Windows installations and is "wormable."

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Microsoft adds another layer to the Windows 10 patching onion

A new update will occur monthly, or sometimes more often.

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Chaos for customers: Webroot flags Windows as malware and Facebook as phishing site

A bad rule in a temporarily issued update flagged crucial Windows system files as malware and caused chaos for Webroot customers.

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Customers roast Microsoft over security bulletins' demise

Users fume over extra time and effort added to their workloads because of the switch.

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