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PLATINUM hackers bypass Windows Firewall using Intel’s AMT

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Microsoft has discovered a new version of PLATINUM’s file transfer tool. The new tool uses Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) Serial-over-LAN (SOL) channel for communication. The tool bypasses the operating system. Thus, it renders the firewall useless. However, Windows Defender can apparently detect suspicious uses of the protocol. This is possible through machine learning. It then displays …

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Hackers Already Exploiting the Windows Vulnerability Exposed By Google

Google recently made public a vulnerability in Windows, 10 days after telling Microsoft. A hacking group linked to Russia, Fancy Bear, is already exploiting the vulnerability. And Microsoft is not amused. Known more widely as Fancy Bear, Microsoft calls the Russian-linked group STRONTIUM. The group has “aggressive, persistent tactics and techniques, and its repeated use of new …

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Microsoft on Android: The End of Windows (Mobile)?

Or if you can’t beat them, join them? Microsoft has been in a drive to make many of its coveted apps available on the Android app store, a counter intuitive move. Some pointed out it would hurt the competitiveness of windows Mobile, as all the great apps on Windows Mobile can be found elsewhere. The …

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