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Microsoft SQL servers targeted in ransomware attacks

An ongoing campaign is looking to distribute the FARGO ransomware (opens in new tab) to as many Microsoft SQL servers as possible, experts have found.  According to cybersecurity researchers at AhnLab Security Emergency Response Center (ASEC), threat actors are picking up pace, looking for unprotected MS-SQL servers, or those protected by weak and easily cracked …

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Mozilla claims Apple, Google and Microsoft force users to use default web browsers

Mozilla, the non-profit proprietor of the Firefox browser, has accused Google, Microsoft, and Apple of “self preferencing” and nudging consumers towards using their own browsers. Examples of consumer harm stemming from this self-preferencing behavior include limited or frustrated choice, lower quality, lower innovation, poor privacy, and unfair contracts, according to Mozilla. The report lands at …

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Microsoft CEO doesn’t want employees spied on when working from home

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has urged companies not to spy on their staff who are working from home, despite a recent report that claims bosses are less trusting of their employees who do so. The company’s report indicates that 85% of leaders find it “challenging to have confidence that employees are being productive”, despite a …

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Microsoft could be taking aim at Apple’s iMac with the Surface Studio 3

It seems like Microsoft could be preparing to launch the Surface Studio 3 all-in-one PC at an event in October 2022. When invites for the event, which takes place on October 12, 2022, began to land, a lot of focus centered on the possibility of seeing the Surface Pro 9 or Surface Laptop 5. However, …

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This Microsoft 365 phishing campaign is using some crafty US government lures

Hackers are reportedly running a series of phishing campaigns impersonating several departments of the United States government, including the Department of Labor and the Department of Transport. The emails, targeted at government contractors, claim to request bids for government projects but lead victims to credential phishing pages instead.  According to a blog post on the …

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