Microsoft has a subdomain hijacking problem

Image: ZDNet A security researcher has pointed out today that Microsoft has a problem in managing its thousands of subdomains, many of which can be hijacked and used for attacks against users, its employees, or for showing spammy content. The issue has been brought up today by Michel Gaschet, a…

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: I’m pledging $10bn to fight global warming

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, has announced a new $10bn fund to help save the world from global warming. The $10bn will be distributed from this summer via the new Bezos Earth Fund, which Bezos announced in an Instagram post on Monday. Bezos’ net worth is…

Microsoft: Free unified Office app is now open to all Android users

As of this week, all Android users can install Microsoft’s new free, lightweight version of key Office apps from the Google Play Store. Dubbed Microsoft Office, the Microsoft Android bundle includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in a single smartphone app, as opposed to the previously available separate Office Android apps.…

Microsoft to deploy ElectionGuard voting software for the first time

Microsoft ElectionGuard demos on July 17, 2019 at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado. Image: Microsoft Tomorrow, on February 18, residents of Fulton, Wisconsin will elect representatives for the Wisconsin Supreme Court via voting machines that will be running Microsoft’s ElectionGuard software. These will be the first voting machines…

Microsoft updates its roadmap for the new Edge; extension syncing coming this month

Now that its new Chromium-based Edge (“Chredge”) browser is available and getting regular updates, Microsoft is refreshing its roadmap with new features and some tentative dates for delivery. And one of the first new features set to arrive, starting with Canary testers, will be extension syncing. Late last week, Microsoft…

Microsoft to deploy ElectionGuard voting software for the first time tomorrow

Microsoft ElectionGuard demos on July 17, 2019 at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado. Image: Microsoft Tomorrow, on February 18, residents of Fulton, Wisconsin will elect representatives for the Wisconsin Supreme Court via voting machines that will be running Microsoft’s ElectionGuard software. These will be the first voting machines…

Google Cloud cuts jobs in restructure, despite growth

Earlier this month Google announced that Google Cloud had hit a $10bn annual revenue run rate, but the company on Friday admitted it is cutting its headcount in the enterprise unit as part of a restructure.  The restructuring effort will involve eliminating some roles, a Google spokesperson told CNBC on…

Microsoft could add new ‘Spaces’ organizational tool to Outlook

Credit: The Walking Cat (@h0x0d) Microsoft is working on a new organizational feature that could debut first as part of Outlook. That feature, currently known as “Outlook Spaces,” allows users to pull together their calendar appointments, to-do lists, emails, Sticky Notes, files and documents and other information into a single…

Microsoft pulls security update after reports of issues affecting some PCs

Update 15-Feb-2020: The mess gets messier: Judging from a series of cryptic tweets by security experts, this update and its revocation are tied to a situation involving Kaspersky Rescue Disk and a signed bootloader that can circumvent the Secure Boot feature that is the bedrock of security on modern PCs. I’m…

Next for Windows 10: What to expect from the version 2004 update

It’s early 2020, and Microsoft is getting ready to release … Windows 10 version 2004? No, that’s not a typo, and no, we have not passed through some weird time warp to the previous decade. Microsoft’s next Windows 10 feature update follows the same yymm naming syntax as its predecessors…