Ars Technica: Microsoft patches zero-day vulnerabilities in IE and Exchange

Ars Technica: Microsoft patches zero-day vulnerabilities in IE and Exchange. “Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday this month had higher-than-usual stakes with fixes for a zero-day Internet Explorer vulnerability under active exploit and an Exchange Server flaw that was disclosed last month with proof-of-concept code.”

CBR: Seven Out of Every Ten Open Vulnerabilities Belong to Just Three Vendors

CBR: Seven Out of Every Ten Open Vulnerabilities Belong to Just Three Vendors. “Seven out of every ten open vulnerabilities observed by customers belongs to just three vendors, Oracle, Microsoft and Adobe. These are the findings of cyber security enterprise Kenna Security in their new report Prioritization to Prediction, which explores how enterprises are dealing with open vulnerabilities.”

Bing Blogs: Location, location, location!

Bing Blogs: Location, location, location! . “The Bing Maps team has been hard at work releasing three new REST APIs that bring the power of location-based search to maps scenarios – Bing Maps Location Recognition, Bing Maps Local Search API and Bing Maps Local Insights API. Let’s go into detail about each of these APIs and see examples of how they can be used to light up new, location-related possibilities.”

Mother Jones: Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Sponsored a Conference That Promoted Climate Change Denial

Mother Jones: Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Sponsored a Conference That Promoted Climate Change Denial. “All three tech companies were sponsors of LibertyCon, the annual convention of the libertarian group Students for Liberty, which took place in Washington, DC. Google was a platinum sponsor, ponying up $25,000, and Facebook and Microsoft each contributed $10,000 as gold sponsors. The donations put the tech companies in the top tier of the event’s backers. But the donations also put the firms in company with some of the event’s other sponsors, which included three groups known for their work attacking climate change science and trying to undermine efforts to reduce carbon emissions.”

Engadget: Microsoft’s mobile Edge browser begins issuing fake news warnings

Engadget: Microsoft’s mobile Edge browser begins issuing fake news warnings . “Microsoft’s Edge mobile browser has started flagging fake news sites as part of its latest update for iOS and Android. Previously only available as a desktop plug-in, the feature is powered by news rating company NewsGuard — which makes a point of using journalists, not algorithms, to identify ‘unreliable’ websites. Its eponymous fake news extension is also available for Chrome, Firefox and Safari.”

ZDNet: Temporary fix available for one of the two Windows zero-days released in December

ZDNet: Temporary fix available for one of the two Windows zero-days released in December. “In December 2018, a security researcher going by the name of SandboxEscaper published details and proof-of-concept (PoC) demo code for two Windows zero-days. Today, cyber-security firm Acros Security published a temporary patch for the second zero-day, a patch that protects Windows systems against any exploitation attempts.”

Make: Zine: Adafruit, Cartoon Network, and Microsoft Join Forces To Get Kids Into Making

Make: Zine: Adafruit, Cartoon Network, and Microsoft Join Forces To Get Kids Into Making. “A wonderful collaboration has begun that I think will usher in a whole new group of young makers. Adafruit, Cartoon Network, and Microsoft MakeCode are joining up to inspire people to make projects based on their favorite cartoons. There are a few really cool aspects all coming together at the same time that make this something that I think will do quite well.”