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Microsoft Security Updates March 2018 Edition

Microsoft today released a bunch of new updates – for all Windows Builds. The March 2018 Patchday is as expected and there this time no surprises. As always you can download and install the latest updates manually via the MS update catalog or via WUS.

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Windows Defender detects FinFisher trojan

Microsoft released their final analysis report which shows that Office / Windows Defender detecting FinFisher. Security experts explained that the detection of the latest variant of FinFisher was ‘complex’ and required to build new strategies to detect the obfuscated code.

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Microsoft vs. U.S. Justice Department in the question about your private data

This might change everything, if people really believe that Microsoft worked with the Government together then they aren’t aware of the current fight – this supreme court wrestles with Microsoft data privacy fight to answer the question if or how many data the government gets.

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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to resolve a major privacy dispute between the Justice Department and Microsoft over whether prosecutors should get access to emails stored on company servers overseas.

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Xbox One X and Xbox One S getting 1440p support

The secret is out! The Xbox models One X and even the weaker One S getting 1440p support “soon”. It’s unclear at this time of writing if the S gets only 1440p for video playback or also for games, in my opinion, it’s not possible to get stable framerates with the hardware but we will see. According to Kevin Gammill which is the program manager for Microsoft’s Xbox Platform Partner Group, Xbox One X 1440p support is just around the corner for those in the early preview ring.

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Microsoft’s UWP Protection cracked

Video games pirates can celebrate today because CODEX cracking group defeated Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform system on Zoo Tycoon Ultimate Animal Collection. The game isn’t exactly a fan favorite but it was reportedly protected by five layers of DRM within the UWP package, including the Denuvo-like Arxan anti-tamper technology.

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February 2018: Microsoft Office Non-Security patches have been released

Microsoft just released non-security related updates for their Office suites Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 2016 on the February 2018 Office Patch Day.

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The confusion is complete Windows 10 gets 5 more editions

It’s real, Microsoft now confuses everyone even more than before, 5 more editions are coming. It’s not like there already enough editions on the market.

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Windows Defender will soon detect & remove cleaner scareware

From March 1, Windows Defender and other Microsoft security products will classify programs that display “coercive messages” as unwanted software. Which means such programs will be removed from the user’s system.

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Microsoft BUILD 2018 – 7. – 9. May in Seattle

The BUILD Conference this year is from 7. – 9. May and it will show Windows Redstone 4 (Spring Creators Update) among several other announcements, as always you can see the livestream or the recap on my YouTube Channel.

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