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Backup and restore to URL for S3-compatible object storage

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Backup and restore to simple storage service (S3)compatible object storage is a new feature introduced in SQL Server 2022 that grants the user the capability to back up or restore their databases using S3-compatible ... continue reading
Diagram explaining the threat hunting cycle.

The art and science behind Microsoft threat hunting: Part 2

We discussed Microsoft Detection and Response Team’s (DART) threat hunting principles in part 1 of The art and science behind Microsoft threat hunting blog series. In this follow-up post, we will talk about some general hunting strategies, frameworks, tools, and ... continue reading

Test your team’s security readiness with the Gone Phishing Tournament

Why should you care about the behavioral risk of your employees? Eighty-two percent of breaches include (and often start with) user behavior.1 Not all are phishing, but a majority of them are just that. Phishing is, and has been for ... continue reading
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Vulnerability in TikTok Android app could lead to one-click account hijacking

Microsoft discovered a high-severity vulnerability in the TikTok Android application, which could have allowed attackers to compromise users’ accounts with a single click. The vulnerability, which would have required several issues to be chained together to exploit, has been fixed ... continue reading

Cyber Signals: 3 strategies for protection against ransomware

The “as a service” business model has gained widespread popularity as growing cloud adoption has made it possible for people to access important services through third-party providers. Given the convenience and agility of service offerings, perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising ... continue reading
Screenshot of a Sliver implant configuration data extracted from the process memory of a Sliver backdoor.

Looking for the ‘Sliver’ lining: Hunting for emerging command-and-control frameworks

Microsoft has observed the Sliver command-and-control (C2) framework now being adopted and integrated in intrusion campaigns by nation-state threat actors, cybercrime groups directly supporting ransomware and extortion, and other threat actors to evade detection. We’ve seen these actors use Sliver ... continue reading

A multidimensional approach to journalism security

The security community is continuously changing, growing, and learning from each other to better position the world against cyberthreats. In the latest post of our Community Voices blog series, Microsoft Security Senior Product Marketing Manager Brooke Lynn Weenig talks with Runa Sandvik, Former Senior Director of Information Security at The New York Times ... continue reading
Representation of the collaboration process used by SUSE and Microsoft to innovate, test and release support for high availability solutions for SAP.

High availability solutions on Microsoft Azure by SLES for SAP Applications

This post was co-authored with Sherry Yu, Director of SAP Success Architect, SUSE. In today’s business world, service availability and reliability are key to a successful digital transformation. Extensive downtime not only costs a business revenue and productivity, but may ... continue reading
Representation of the collaboration process used by SUSE and Microsoft to innovate, test and release support for high availability solutions for SAP.

High availability solutions on Microsoft Azure by SLES for SAP Applications

This post was co-authored with Sherry Yu, Director of SAP Success Architect, SUSE. In today’s business world, service availability and reliability are key to a successful digital transformation. Extensive downtime not only costs a business revenue and productivity, but may ... continue reading

Query Store is enabled by default in SQL Server 2022

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Query Store is one of the most powerful database-scoped features in SQL Server for troubleshooting performance and improving the stability of your database workloads.The Query Store feature first became available in SQL Server ... continue reading