Microsoft Azure cloud vulnerability is the ‘worst you can imagine’

Microsoft Azure cloud vulnerability is the ‘worst you can imagine’

[ad_1] Microsoft has warned thousands of its Azure cloud computing customers, including many Fortune 500 companies, about a vulnerability that left their data completely exposed for the last two years. A flaw in Microsoft’s Azure Cosmos DB database product left more than 3,300 Azure customers open to complete unrestricted access by attackers. The vulnerability was … Read more

Google and Microsoft promise billions to help bolster US cybersecurity

Google and Microsoft promise billions to help bolster US cybersecurity

[ad_1] Tech companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft promised to help bolster US cybersecurity after a meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House on Wednesday. The pledges vary by company but range from spending billions on cyber infrastructure to offering supply-chain aid and education. Wednesday’s high-profile meeting with tech CEOs comes on the … Read more

Microsoft wants Chrome OS users running Office web apps, not Android apps

Microsoft wants Chrome OS users running Office web apps, not Android apps

[ad_1] Starting September 18th, Microsoft will end support for the Office and Outlook Android apps on Chrome OS and start pushing Chromebook users to its web apps instead, according to a statement it gave About Chromebooks. As recently as July 31st, Microsoft’s support documents recommended installing the Android versions of Office, Outlook, OneNote, and OneDrive, … Read more

Microsoft announces $549 Halo-themed Xbox Series X console

Microsoft announces $549 Halo-themed Xbox Series X console

[ad_1] Microsoft’s first custom Halo-branded Xbox Series X console will arrive on November 15th. The $549.99 console includes dark metallic paneling, gold accents, and a star pattern to match the Halo universe. It even powers on and off with custom Halo-themed sounds, and Microsoft has changed the top fan section of the Xbox Series X … Read more

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s next updates add electric air taxis and competitive multiplayer

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s next updates add electric air taxis and competitive multiplayer

[ad_1] Microsoft has revealed the next major additions coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator later this year, including the Volocopter VoloCity air taxi; updated maps for the Germany, Austria, and Switzerland regions; and a competitive online multiplayer racing mode. First up is a new series of “Local Legends” planes that are being added to Flight Simulator, … Read more

Check your permissions: default settings in Microsoft tool exposes 38 million user records online

Check your permissions: default settings in Microsoft tool exposes 38 million user records online

[ad_1] Default permissions settings in an app-building tool from Microsoft have been blamed for exposing the data of 38 million people online. Information including names, email addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and COVID-19 vaccination appointments was inadvertently made publicly accessible by 47 different companies and government entities using Microsoft’s Power Apps platform. There’s no … Read more