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BlueHat 2023: Applications to Attend NOW OPEN!

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 21:58
We are excited to announce that applications to attend BlueHat 2023 are now open!   BlueHat 2023 will be the 20th version of the BlueHat conference and will once again be on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA, USA, from February 8 – 9, 2023.   Hosted by the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), BlueHat is where …

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A Ride on the Wild Side with Hacking Heavyweight Sick Codes

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 18:16
Beverage of Choice: Krating Daeng (Thai Red Bull) Industry Influencer he Admires: Casey John Ellis What did you want to be when you grew up? A physician and nearly did Hobbies (Present & Past): Motorcycling & Australian Football Bucket List: Continuing to discover new software Fun Fact: He currently has 2,000 tabs open “People keep …

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Announcing the Microsoft Machine Learning Membership Inference Competition (MICO)

Wed, 11/16/2022 - 18:58
We’re excited to announce the launch of a new competition focusing on the security and privacy of machine learning (ML) systems. Machine learning has already become a key enabler in many products and services, and this trend is likely to continue. It is therefore critical to understand the security and privacy guarantees provided by state-of-the-art …

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Awareness and guidance related to OpenSSL 3.0 – 3.0.6 risk (CVE-2022-3786 and CVE-2202-3602)

Thu, 11/03/2022 - 00:46
Summary   Microsoft is aware and actively addressing the impact associated with the recent OpenSSL vulnerabilities announced on October 25th 2022, fixed in version 3.0.7. As part of our standard processes, we are rolling out fixes for impacted services.  Any customer action that is required will be highlighted in this blog and our associated Security Update …

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Microsoft Mitigates Vulnerability in Jupyter Notebooks for Azure Cosmos DB

Tue, 11/01/2022 - 13:00
Summary Microsoft recently fixed an authentication bypass vulnerability in Jupyter Notebooks for Azure Cosmos DB (currently in preview) reported by Orca Security.  Customers not using Jupyter Notebooks (99.8% of Azure Cosmos DB customers do NOT use Jupyter notebooks) were not susceptible to this vulnerability. The bug was introduced on August 12th and fully patched worldwide …

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Reflecting on Cybersecurity Awareness Month: At its Core, Cybersecurity is all about People

Mon, 10/31/2022 - 16:50
As Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 comes to a close, I’m grateful for the impact it has had in bringing cybersecurity to the forefront since it began in 2004. Though the month may be over, our work in cybersecurity is never done. Often, we think about cybersecurity as a complex technology problem, but at its core, …

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Congratulations to the Top MSRC 2022 Q3 Security Researchers!

Mon, 10/24/2022 - 17:10
Congratulations to all the researchers recognized in this quarter’s Microsoft Researcher Recognition Program leaderboard! Thank you to everyone for your hard work and continued partnership to secure customers. The top three researchers of the 2022 Q3 Security Researcher Leaderboard are: Zhiyi Zhang, Yuki Chen, and Dang The Tuyen! Check out the full list of researchers …

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Investigation Regarding Misconfigured Microsoft Storage Location

Wed, 10/19/2022 - 14:04
Summary  Security researchers at SOCRadar informed Microsoft on September 24, 2022, of a misconfigured Microsoft endpoint. This misconfiguration resulted in the potential for unauthenticated access to some business transaction data corresponding to interactions between Microsoft and prospective customers, such as the planning or potential implementation and provisioning of Microsoft services.     Upon being notified of …

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Awareness and guidance related to potential Service Fabric Explorer (SFX) v1 web client risk

Wed, 10/19/2022 - 13:01
Summary Microsoft was recently made aware of a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability (CVE-2022-35829), that under limited circumstances, affects older versions of Service Fabric Explorer (SFX). The current default SFX web client (SFXv2) is not vulnerable to this attack. However, customers can manually switch from the default web client (SFXv2) to an older vulnerable SFX web …

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Hunting for Cobalt Strike: Mining and plotting for fun and profit

Thu, 10/13/2022 - 16:00
Introduction Cobalt Strike is a commercial Command and Control framework built by Helpsystems. You can find out more about Cobalt Strike on the MITRE ATT&CK page. But it can also be used by real adversaries. In this post we describe how to use RiskIQ and other Microsoft technologies to see if you have Cobalt Strike …

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BlueHat 2023 Call for Papers is Now Open!

Thu, 10/13/2022 - 14:00
For nearly 20 years, BlueHat has been where the security research community, and Microsoft security professionals come together as peers, to share, debate, challenge, learn, and exchange ideas in the interest of creating a safer and more secure world for all. We are extremely excited to announce that BlueHat is back in-person and the 2023 …

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Improvements in Security Update

Wed, 10/12/2022 - 17:05
Improvements in Security Update Notifications Delivery – And a New Delivery Method At MSRC, we are passionate about ensuring our customers have a positive experience when they use the Microsoft Security Update Guide (SUG). A big part of improving that experience is ensuring that customers have timely and easily accessible notifications. As such we have two …

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Customer Guidance for Reported Zero-day Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 06:55
Summary Microsoft is investigating two reported zero-day vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, 2016, and 2019. The first vulnerability, identified as CVE-2022-41040, is a Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerability, while the second, identified as CVE-2022-41082, allows remote code execution (RCE) when PowerShell is accessible to the attacker.   At this time, Microsoft is aware of limited …

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Defense-in-Depth Updates for Azure Identity SDK and Azure Key Vault SDK plus Best Practice Implementation Guidance

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 17:17
Summary Today, Microsoft released a new version of the Azure Key Vault Software Development Kit (SDK) and Azure Identity SDK that includes defense-in-depth feature improvements. We also published best practice guidance to help protect applications and services that allow externally controlled input into the Azure Key Vault client URI for processing. While most applications using …

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Curious, Innovative, Creative, Community Driven: Meet Cyb3rWard0g, Roberto Rodriquez

Wed, 09/07/2022 - 20:56
When I grow up I want to be? Dancer or a veterinarian Happiest memories: Tearing up the dance floor at weddings and playing soccer in the streets of Lima, Peru Previous Job roles: Mopped floors for McDonalds, packed boxes at an Avon warehouse, Manager at Olive Garden, Beer taster/server and then dove into tech and …

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What’s the smallest variety of CHERI?

Tue, 09/06/2022 - 08:09
The Portmeirion project is a collaboration between Microsoft Research Cambridge, Microsoft Security Response Center, and Azure Silicon Engineering & Solutions. Over the past year, we have been exploring how to scale the key ideas from CHERI down to tiny cores on the scale of the cheapest microcontrollers. These cores are very different from the desktop …

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Vulnerability Fixed in Azure Synapse Spark

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 15:00
Summary: Microsoft takes a proactive approach to continually probe our defenses, hunt for vulnerabilities, and seek new, innovative ways to protect our customers. Security researchers are an important part of this effort, and our collaborative partnership is critical in a world where cybersecurity attacks continue to grow in number and sophistication.  We value the role …

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