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Microsoft and Google Collaborate on Effort to Clean Web of Child Abuse Images

Categories: Microsoft, Web Security

Microsoft and Google are cooperating in an effort to make it much more difficult for child predators to find illegal images online by blocking search results for about 100,000 search terms. The companies also are collaborating on methods to better identify illegal abuse images and remove them more quickly. Both Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit and[...]

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Microsoft Warns Customers Away From SHA-1 and RC4

Categories: Cryptography, Microsoft

The RC4 and SHA-1 algorithms have taken a lot of hits in recent years, with new attacks popping up on a regular basis. Many security experts and cryptographers have been recommending that vendors begin phasing the two out, and Microsoft on Tuesday said that is now recommending to developers that they deprecate RC4 and stop using the SHA-1 hash algorithm.

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Attacks on New Microsoft Zero Day Using Multi-Stage Malware

Attackers exploiting the Microsoft Windows and Office zero day revealed yesterday are using an exploit that includes a malicious RAR file as well as a fake Office document as the lure, and are installing a wide variety of malicious components on newly infected systems. The attacks seen thus far are mainly centered in Pakistan.

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