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Analysis of a targeted attack exploiting the WinRar CVE-2018-20250 vulnerability

In early March, we discovered a cyberattack that used an exploit for CVE-2018-20250, an old WinRar vulnerability disclosed just several weeks prior, and targeted organizations in the satellite and communications industry. A complex attack chain incorporating multiple code execution techniques ... continue reading

DART: the Microsoft cybersecurity team we hope you never meet

If you spent 270 days away from home, not on vacation, you’d want it to be for a good reason. When boarding a plane, sometimes having been pulled out of bed to leave family for weeks on end, I know ... continue reading
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System Center blog has a new home

System Center blog posts are now located in our new home on the Microsoft Tech Community. The Microsoft Tech Community is an awesome place for peer-to-peer engagement and direct connection with the people who build the products. Going forward, you’ll ... continue reading
PAW deployment guide

PAW deployment guide

First published on TECHNET on Apr 30, 2018 After running the PAW TAP program on the solution explained in this blogpost , I received tons of interests and great feedback. While the team is investigating on a plan, a lot ... continue reading
MSIX -  System Center Configuration Manager 1806 supports MSIX

MSIX – System Center Configuration Manager 1806 supports MSIX

First published on MSDN on Aug 08, 2018Last week the 1806 update for Configuration Manager current branch was released.https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/07/31/update-1806-for-configuration-man...Among other functionality, MSIX support has been added to the 1806 update for Configuration Manager current branch.You can add a MSIX package ... continue reading
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Now available: Microsoft System Center 2019!

This blog post was authored by Vithalprasad Gaitonde, Principal PM Manager, System Center. Updated on March 14, 2019: On March 7, 2019, we shared that System Center 2019 would be coming soon. As of March 14, 2019, we are pleased ... continue reading
Recommendations for deploying the latest Attack surface reduction rules for maximum impact

Recommendations for deploying the latest Attack surface reduction rules for maximum impact

The keystone to good security hygiene is limiting your attack surface. Attack surface reduction is a technique to remove or constrain exploitable behaviors in your systems. In this blog, we discuss the two attack surface reduction rules introduced in the ... continue reading
Windows Transport converges on two Congestion Providers: Cubic and LEDBAT

Windows Transport converges on two Congestion Providers: Cubic and LEDBAT

First published on TECHNET on Nov 07, 2018 #LEDBAT@Win10Transports Why don't we dive right  in?   What is a Congestion Provider and why do you (the reader) care? What is it? A Congestion Provider is an algorithm that controls the flow ... continue reading
Support for LEDBAT: Public Service Announcement

Support for LEDBAT: Public Service Announcement

First published on TECHNET on Oct 05, 2018Don't forget to #LEDBAT and @Win10TransportsThere is buzz on the IT Blogs & Boards that LEDBAT isn’t working as advertised on Windows Server 2016 and up – this is easily explained and is ... continue reading
Configuration Manager: ‘The encryption type requested is not supported by the KDC’ Error When Running Reports

Configuration Manager: ‘The encryption type requested is not supported by the KDC’ Error When Running Reports

Introduction Hello, my name is Richard McIver and I’m a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft specializing in System Center Configuration Manager. I was recently working with a customer who suddenly started receiving a strange KDC error when attempting to run ... continue reading