Announcing: Windows Defender ATP support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Announcing: Windows Defender ATP support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

With Windows 10 we built the most secure Windows ever, by hardening the platform itself and by developing Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) – a unified endpoint security platform that helps stop breaches. This means that for the first time we’ve built threat and exploit protection, and Endpoint Detection & Response right into the […]

Mitigating speculative execution side-channel attacks in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer

Mitigating speculative execution side-channel attacks in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer

Today, Google Project Zero published details of a class of vulnerabilities which can be exploited by speculative execution side-channel attacks. These techniques can be used via JavaScript code running in the browser, which may allow attackers to gain access to memory in the attacker’s process. Microsoft has issued security updates (KB4056890) with mitigations for this […]

Microsoft partners extend Windows Defender ATP across platforms

Microsoft partners extend Windows Defender ATP across platforms

Organizations often use computers, operating systems, and databases from a variety of vendors. That’s why today, we’re excited to announce three leading security companies – Bitdefender, Lookout, and Ziften – are partnering with us to enable Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to detect, protect, and respond to security threads on macOS, Linux, iOS, and […]

Microsoft Edge extensions, one year later

Microsoft Edge extensions, one year later

It has been a little more than a year since Microsoft first shipped the number one requested feature for Microsoft Edge – extensions! Today, we are excited to share a few updates on the progress we have made since then, and a quick look at what’s planned for the future, as we continue to listen […]

Automated Response for Windows Defender ATP

Automated Response for Windows Defender ATP

From C-level execs to Sec-Ops pros, our customers tell us they are overwhelmed with the rapid pace new cyber threats are released in the wild. That’s why at Microsoft staying ahead of the security challenges our customers are facing and shifting the industry to next-generation security defenses are critical strategies to addressing these threats. Today, […]

Disabling VBScript execution in Internet Explorer 11

Disabling VBScript execution in Internet Explorer 11

VBScript is deprecated in Internet Explorer 11, and is not executed for webpages displayed in IE11 mode. However, for backwards compatibility, VBScript execution is currently still permitted for websites rendered in legacy document modes. This was introduced as a temporary solution. Document modes are deprecated in Windows 10 and not supported at all in Microsoft […]

Strengthening the Microsoft Edge Sandbox

Strengthening the Microsoft Edge Sandbox

In a recent post, we outlined the layered strategy that the Microsoft Edge security team employs to protect you from vulnerabilities that could be used to compromise your device or personal data. In particular, we showed how Microsoft Edge is leveraging technologies like Code Integrity Guard (CIG) and Arbitrary Code Guard (ACG) to break some […]