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Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk abut the crazy news of the last couple of weeks, the Apple privacy and Apple Pay announcements, the details of the Home Depot breach and the end of the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing unit.
Various news outlets reported late Friday that Microsoft’s public cloud storage service suffered a global outage due to a lapsed security certificate.Beginning around 4 p.m. EST, developers and other Azure customers began being blocked from accessing files.
Microsoft said that it has not seen any evidence that hackers have figured out a way to take advantage of a critical vulnerability in the Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) that the company disclosed and patched on Tuesday. The statement comes in the wake of unconfirmed reports of working exploits for the RDP hole circulating online on Thursday.
UPDATE: A decade ago this week, Chairman Bill Gates kicked off the Trustworthy Computing Initiative at Microsoft with a company-wide memo. The echoes of that memo still resonate throughout the software industry today as other firms, from Apple to Adobe, and Oracle to Google have followed the path that Microsoft blazed over the past ten years.
The following is an exclusive Threatpost interview with Samuel Weber, Program Director for the National Science Foundation’s Trustworthy Computing Program. The interview took place on Monday, June 27, 2011 at the RFIDSec 11 Conference on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Dennis Fisher talks with Microsoft’s Katie Moussouris about the way that the Trustworthy Computing effort at Microsoft has changed, how the security community has evolved since she got involved in the 1990s and the challenges–and fun–of being a woman in security.
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