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Diagram showing attack chain of phishing campaigns that use open redirect links

Widespread credential phishing campaign abuses open redirector links

Microsoft has been actively tracking a widespread credential phishing campaign using open redirector links. Attackers combine these links with social engineering baits that impersonate well-known productivity tools and services to lure users into clicking. Doing so leads to a series ... continue reading
Step by step: Adding multiple IP addresses to an Azure Virtual Machine with PowerShell

Step by step: Adding multiple IP addresses to an Azure Virtual Machine with PowerShell

When creating a new Azure virtual machine using the Azure portal, you can create and assign a static public IP address to it, but what if you need it to have more than one? In this article, we'll use PowerShell ... continue reading
Attack flow for Mozi botnet.

How to proactively defend against Mozi IoT botnet

Mozi is a peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet that uses a BitTorrent-like network to infect IoT devices such as network gateways and digital video records (DVRs). It works by exploiting weak telnet passwords1 and nearly a dozen unpatched IoT vulnerabilities2 and it’s ... continue reading
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Azure DDoS Protection—2021 Q1 and Q2 DDoS attack trends

This blog post was co-authored by Amir Dahan, Senior Program Manager, Anupam Vij, Principal Program Manager, Skye Zhu, Data and Applied Scientist 2, and Syed Pasha, Principal Network Engineer, Azure Networking. In our 2020 retrospective, we highlighted shifts in the ... continue reading
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Log Sensor & Telemetry Services in Isolated Network

Dear IT Pros, We knew that it is normal for Domain Controller and critical servers to be in isolated network without internet access. How could we provide the cloud-based, Azure log analytic services for these objects? The services could originate ... continue reading
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Next-generation firewall capabilities with Azure Firewall Premium

This post was co-authored by Gopikrishna Kannan, Principal Program Manager, Azure Networking and Suren Jamiyanaa, Program Manager 2, Azure Networking. Following the preview release announced in February 2021, we are announcing the general availability release of Microsoft Azure Firewall Premium ... continue reading

Looking to the future for R in Azure SQL and SQL Server

Data science, machine learning, and analytics have re-defined how we look at the world. The R community plays a vital role in that transformation and the R language continues to be the de-facto choice for statistical computing, data analysis, and ... continue reading

Modernize large-scale NFS workloads and eliminate data silos with Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob Storage, our object storage platform for storing large-scale data helps customers run their applications using a wide range of protocols. With multi-protocol support, customers can run their applications on a single storage platform with no application rewrites necessary, ... continue reading
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How-To: Automated Company-Wide IP Blocking via Azure Firewall and Azure Functions

Summary One of the top 10 Azure consuming companies has multiple country government-mandated requirements to block egress to and ingress from IP addresses and IP address ranges on a dynamic embargoed/sanctioned IP list. In other words, various country governments across ... continue reading
VPN access to Azure from macOS with Azure Active Directory authentication

VPN access to Azure from macOS with Azure Active Directory authentication

Whether you are using Microsoft Azure for development, for production workloads, or for both, it's important to consider the security of the connections to those cloud systems. Virtual private networks are often used to encrypt traffic between a device and ... continue reading