• Microsoft turns to former rival to improve internet security

    3 monthes ago - By Chron

    SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft is turning to a former rival to improve the security of computing devices.
    Microsoft President Brad Smith said Monday at the RSA security conference in San Francisco that the company will use software based on the Linux operating system, not its own Windows operating system, for new security features to protect internet-connected toys and other consumer devices.
    Microsoft once deemed the free, open-source Linux system as a threat to its intellectual property, but has changed its approach in recent years.
    Smith says Microsoft wants to build better security for the...
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  • Microsoft built its own custom Linux kernel for its new IoT service

    3 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    At a small press event in San Francisco, Microsoft today announced the launch of a secure end-to-end IoT product that focuses on microcontroller-based devices - the kind of devices that use tiny and relatively low-powered microcontrollers for basic control or connectivity features. Typically, these kinds of devices, which could be anything from a toy to a household gadget or an industrial application, don't often get updated and hence, security often suffers.
    At the core of Azure Sphere is a new class of certified MCUs. As Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith stressed in...
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  • Microsoft doubles down on IoT security with Azure Sphere

    Microsoft doubles down on IoT security with Azure Sphere

    3 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Microsoft announced a new program called Azure Sphere today aimed at better securing the millions of devices coming online as part of the internet of things that are powered by microcontrollers. And it includes a previously unthinkable move: Microsoft is launching a custom distribution of Linux. The system comes in three parts: a set of certi...
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  • Microsoft launches a phishing attack simulator and other security tools

    3 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Just in time for the annual RSA conference in San Francisco, Microsoft today announced a number of new security tools for its business users that range from new tools to prevent phishing attacks to a new service that only allows you to access certain online services if your device also has a clean bill of health.
    Attackers know that humans are typically the weakest link in any company's security protocols and the rise of phishing attacks bears witness to that. Some larger companies have long run simulated phishing exercises that test their employee's responses. Here at Oath, we all...
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