Tag: Microsoft

Cryptocurrency Mining Malware CoinMiner Spreads Using NSA Exploit

Mining cryptocurrency can be extremely profitable, especially if you use someone else’s computer to avoid paying for expensive hardware or electricity. According to Japanese security firm Trend Micro, hackers have created malware known as CoinMiner that uses an exploit developed by the NSA to use victims’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency Mining Malware According to reports, CoinMiner exploits a component in PCs known as Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and infects computers using …
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What is the CoCo Blockchain Framework?

Bringing blockchain technology to the enterprise is a top priority for Microsoft. Other projects in the cryptocurrency and blockchain sphere are working toward a similar goal. Microsoft’s CoCo Framework for enterprise blockchain networks may very well prove to be a game changer. Microsoft aims to facilitate the adoption of distributed ledger technology in the enterprise sector, and a unified framework would certainly help make that happen. CoCo is Completely Open-Source It is …
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Microsoft Fixes Windows Search Vulnerability to Prevent Remote Code Execution

Windows users often find themselves rather annoyed when Microsoft decides to release an update suddenly. Depending on one’s computer settings, these updates may be installed automatically and force a reboot of one’s computer. Some of these updates are more important than others, however. The most recent update is highly important as it fixes a Windows search vulnerability related to addresses remote execution. Emergency Windows Update Will Save a lot of Users Virtually every Windows user …
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Department of Justice Appeals to US Supreme Court Over Foreign Database Access

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is looking to have the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) overturn a decision that found Microsoft did not need to provide the DOJ with data stored on foreign servers. This decision has been unsuccessfully appealed twice before. What Happened? The DOJ’s appeal was turned down twice partially because of the language of the issued warrants. The term “file cabinets” seemed to be the …
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