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11.11.2014 - MS14-072 - Important: Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3005210) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (November 11, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker sends specially crafted data to an affected workstation or server that uses .NET Remoting. .NET Remoting is not widely used by applications; only custom applications that have been specifically designed to use .NET Remoting would expose a system to the vulnerability.
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11.11.2014 - MS14-071 - Important: Vulnerability in Windows Audio Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3005607) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (November 11, 2014): Bulletin published
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an application uses the Microsoft Windows Audio service. The vulnerability by itself does not allow arbitrary code to be run. The vulnerability would have to be used in conjunction with another vulnerability that allowed remote code execution.
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11.11.2014 - MS14-066 - Critical: Vulnerability in Schannel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2992611) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (November 11, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Microsoft Secure Channel (Schannel) security package in Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends specially crafted packets to a Windows server.
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11.11.2014 - MS14-064 - Critical: Vulnerabilities in Windows OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3011443) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (November 11, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE). The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a Microsoft Office file that contains a specially crafted OLE object. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
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11.07.2014 - One year on from Haiyan:



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Microsoft is excited about the potential global benefits from TV White Space technology. The UK is playing a leading role and Ofcom’s White Spaces pilot is being closely watched around the world and includes participants from the US and Japan. We are pleased that Microsoft Azure has now been added to the list of White Spaces Databases (WSDBs) qualified by Ofcom to operate in the UK. Microsoft is currently leading several pilots including with the University of Strathclyde and Scottish Government, as well as with a local ISP and independent lifeboat on the Isle of Wight. Results from these pilot projects have been impressive and point to a bright future for the technology.

One year ago, the Philippines was hit by super-typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda). It was unofficially recorded as the strongest typhoon ever in terms of wind speed and also the deadliest typhoon on record in the Philippines. It killed over 6,000 people and affected over 11 million; leaving many homeless.

The disasters wiped out communications in the region, greatly slowing local and international response and relief efforts. In one of the worst affected areas, Tacloban City, there was little communication and no mobile phone coverage. This situation was repeated in many parts of Leyte Island with many remaining without power and communications for more than a month.

This communications challenge was in part alleviated by utilising pioneering TV White Space technology. The term, TV White Space spectrum, refers to frequencies in the VHF and UHF television broadcast bands that are either unassigned or unused by existing broadcasters or other licensees and could be used to deliver broadband access, services and applications. TV White Space devices and networks work in much the same way as conventional Wi-Fi, but because the TV signals travel over longer distances and better penetrate walls and other obstacles, they require fewer access points to cover the same area. In the UK, Ofcom is overseeing a number of pilots to look at how the technology can be used to supplement existing mobile 4G and 3G networks.

In the Philippines, Microsoft had already entered into a partnership with a number of Governmental departments to monitor fishing stocks using TV whitespaces technology. However, when disaster struck the technology was able to be rapidly re-deployed to help in the disaster relief efforts in Bohol and in Palo, Leyte: one of the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan. For the first time in history, TV White Space technologies were used in a disaster zone to expand the reach of communications solutions such as satellite links.

When the disaster struck, white space technology was deployed to help in the relief effort
When the disaster struck, white space technology was deployed to help in the relief effort
November 07, 2014


Dondi Mapa, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Philippines, says, “Many of the cell towers were on top of buildings, and all the buildings were wiped out by the typhoon. When a disaster causes this level of impact, it becomes very difficult to establish a cellular network in the traditional sense. A TV White Space network typically has four times the range and 16 times the coverage of a comparable higher frequency solution. By using TV White Space technologies, it was possible to share a satellite signal to sites as far as ten kilometers away. Instead of having survivors queueing around the central command centres where the VSATs are located, it becomes possible to establish connectivity centres in the evacuation areas where survivors have received shelter.”

White Spaces technology has been showing its value in other parts of the world too. In Africa, it has been used to provide Internet access in an increasing number of remote communities.


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11.05.2014 - Unlocking cities through sound



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Imagine losing your sight and having to rely on other people to help you get out and about, or being restricted to the same four of five short routes that have taken months to learn. Or imagine being in a foreign country, unable to read the signs and unsure of where you need to go. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to overcome those challenges independently, allowing you to spontaneously and confidently get out to explore the world around you?

After months of in-depth field testing and research, Microsoft, Guide Dogs and Future Cities Catapult have launched the results of the first phase of an exciting project which will revolutionise how people with sight loss, and the sighted, experience the urban landscape, creating a revolutionary new application of 3D sound.

Microsoft, Guide Dogs and Future Cities Catapult have launched the results of the first phase of an exciting project which will revolutionise how people with sight loss, and the sighted, experience the urban landscape
Microsoft, Guide Dogs and Future Cities Catapult have launched the results of the first phase of an exciting project which will revolutionise how people with sight loss, and the sighted, experience the urban landscape
November 04, 2014

The headset creates a personalised 3D-soundscape transmitted through the wearer’s jaw bone
The headset creates a personalised 3D-soundscape transmitted through the wearer’s jaw bone
November 04, 2014

Using a small headset, paired with a Windows Phone, the new application uses cloud based location and navigation data working with a network of information beacons placed in urban locations to create a personalised 3D-soundscape transmitted through the wearer’s jaw bone. The application will help both orientation and navigation and also provides enhanced contextual information such as shops, points of interest and addional journey details to help the user build up an understanding of their surroundings. This information is transmitted through bone-conducting technology, which means that sounds appear to come from outside of the user’s head. For example, if there is a coffee shop on the user’s right, the coffee shop will be read out from their right, allowing them to build up a mental image of their surroundings.

The act of getting around can be a nerve-wracking experience for too many people, especially the blind and partially sighted. With two million people in the UK already living with sight loss and two hundred and eighty five million visually impaired people around the world, this is a growing problem. The ability to travel independently, or not, can significantly affect a person's ability to go to school or work, engage in sport or get to and from social activities.


Kirsty Grice is a person living with sight loss , and has been trialling the new technology. She describes her feelings: “We want to live like normal people, we don’t always want to plan ahead to see if we can get community transport, or a taxi or something, we want to be able to just jump on a bus and go somewhere and have that freedom.”

Kirsty Grice is trialling the new technology
Kirsty Grice is trialling the new technology
November 04, 2014

Kirsty is not alone; this genesis of the project was rooted in personal experiences. Amos Miller is a Microsoft employee and former trustee of Guide Dogs who is visually impaired. He was inspired by becoming a father and wanted to share in and enjoy everyday experiences with his daughter, without having to worry about the challenges of exploring new environments.

by the tracks
by the tracks
November 05, 2014
The headset creates a revolutionary new application of 3D sound.


“Living and researching complex challenges has informed our design process every step of the way,” Amos explains. “We have been able to develop something that has huge potential for society at large, not just those living with sight loss.”

At this stage, the technology is a demonstrator which is being tested on a sample journey from Reading to London encompassing walking routes, bus travel, shopping, and train travel. The long-term ambition for the programme is to bring other organisations and local authorities across the UK on board, so that more people living with sight loss, or anyome living in a city, can benefit from its services.

The long-term ambition for the programme is to bring other organisations and local authorities across the UK on board
The long-term ambition for the programme is to bring other organisations and local authorities across the UK on board
November 04, 2014

Our cities are becoming rich with information and Cities Unlocked is paving the way for the future of personalised products and services. Harnessing the power of this technology to open up more of our world to people with sight loss is just the start of an amazing journey for all of us.

For more information visit the website.

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10.31.2014 - Bing gets freaky this Halloween



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Halloween can be a scary or fun time depending on who you talk to. Traditionally, Halloween or All Hallows Eve is a day to commemorate the dead. It’s now a day for frights, fun and fantastic costumes, making it one of the most anticipated and feared days of the year.

It’s also a time for people to search Bing for everything from paranormal activity to costumes. According to Bing’s top Halloween searches, the most searched for haunted destination in the UK is Enfield, London with the Green Street Poltergeist. If you fancy a ghostly encounter this Halloween, other destinations in the list are the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, and Jamaica Inn in Cornwall.

On a less eerie note, Bing has also revealed the most searched-for celebrity costumes for Halloween. Topping the list in the UK is US wild child popstar, Miley Cyrus. The notorious twerking singer is closely followed by Lady Gaga with her outrageous costumes, Michael ‘Thriller’ Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and teen heartthrob, Justin Bieber. The only Brit to feature in the Top 10 is X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

One of Bing's Halloween homepages
One of Bing's Halloween homepages
October 30, 2014

Bing is getting into the Halloween spirit this year with a fully immersive and interactive homepage dedicated to three famous ghostly tales: the weeping woman La Llorona, legendary ghost ship The Flying Dutchman and future gazing spirit Bloody Mary. Head to www.bing.com today to see the homepage.

Bing celebratets Halloween with a selection of spooky homepages
Bing celebratets Halloween with a selection of spooky homepages
October 30, 2014

Another Halloween homepage from Bing
Another Halloween homepage from Bing
October 30, 2014

Bing's selection of Halloween homepages
Bing's selection of Halloween homepages
October 30, 2014

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10.30.2014 - This month’s latest and greatest apps



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With so many new, informative and fun apps available on a daily basis, it can be hard to pinpoint the best apps for you. To make your life easier, here’s our monthly app update, which includes the latest and greatest apps on Windows Phone as well as new updates to our favourite apps and seasonal fun!

Despicable Me: Minion Rush (FREE)
Despicable Me: Minion Rush (FREE)
October 31, 2014
Gru’s loyal yellow gibberish-speaking Minions are ready for their toughest challenge in Despicable Me: Minion Rush. Play as a Minion and compete with others in hilarious, fast-paced challenges in order to impress your boss, (former?) super-villain Gru! With all the heart and humour of Despicable Me, you’re sure to love this innovative and original game.

British Airways (FREE)
British Airways (FREE)
October 30, 2014
The British Airways app guides you smoothly through each step of your journey with instant access to live information about your next flight. Plus, you can use your phone as a boarding pass on many routes. This app has received new updates, which includes an extra level of flight information detail within the app. It will allow you to put your next flight information and destination photos on your screen as a Live Tile, pin boarding passes as secondary tiles and allows you to manage your flight and check-in via the improved British Airways mobile site.

Dream League Soccer (FREE)
Dream League Soccer (FREE)
October 30, 2014
Football as we know it has changed! Dream League Soccer is YOUR chance to build THE best team on the planet. Recruit new Players, upgrade your Stadium, and train your team as you march towards glory, on your road to Soccer Super Stardom!

Enter Orc Kid  (0.79p)
Enter Orc Kid (0.79p)
October 31, 2014
The Orcs have been pushed to the brink of extinction. In a last desperate bid for bloody revenge the offering has been made to the petty gods for a stone hearted warrior of pure death! Enter OrcKid is a fast paced action title sending you on a warrior’s quest to hack a bloody swathe through the enemies of your Orcish brethren. Featuring a plethora of funny items to unlock and customise your warrior with, a rich combat animation system and intuitive and original touchscreen controls, this game will keep you entertained for hours!

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10.29.2014 - A piece of Surface Pro 3 artwork?



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Last night attendees at the opening of renowned ballpoint artist, James Mylne’s latest exhibition, Something More, were treated to a first look of his new Surface Pro 3 artwork.

Having previously recreated famous portraits from the National Portrait Gallery using the Surface Pro 3, Pen and the Fresh Paint app, Mylne unveiled a new digital portrait of British TV Presenter and model Alexa Chung.

James Mylne creates a portrait of Alexa Chung using the Surface Pro 3
James Mylne creates a portrait of Alexa Chung using the Surface Pro 3
October 28, 2014


If you want to see the new Surface Pro 3 portrait for yourself, along with other original artworks created by the talented James Mylne, head over to 340 Kings Road SW3 5UR. Something More is Mylne’s largest solo exhibition to date and runs until November 2nd.


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10.16.2014 - Vulnerability in Windows OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Version: 1.1



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Revision Note: V1.1 (October 16, 2014): Corrected Updates Replaced entries in the Affected Software table for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. This is an informational change only. Customers who have already successfully installed the update do not have to take any action.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a Microsoft Office file that contains a specially crafted OLE object. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
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10.16.2014 - MS14-060 - Important: Vulnerability in Windows OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000869) - Version: 1.1



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Revision Note: V1.1 (October 16, 2014): Corrected Updates Replaced entries in the Affected Software table for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. This is an informational change only. Customers who have already successfully installed the update do not have to take any action.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a Microsoft Office file that contains a specially crafted OLE object. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
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10.14.2014 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open a specially crafted Microsoft Word file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
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10.14.2014 - Vulnerability in FAT32 Disk Partition Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way the Windows FASTFAT system driver interacts with FAT32 disk partitions. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
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10.14.2014 - Vulnerability in Message Queuing Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker sends a specially crafted input/output control (IOCTL) request to the Message Queuing service. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to full access of the affected system. By default, the Message Queuing component is not installed on any affected operating system edition and can only be enabled by a user with administrative privileges. Only customers who manually enable the Message Queuing component are likely to be vulnerable to this issue.
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10.14.2014 - MS14-060 - Important: Vulnerability in Windows OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000869) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a Microsoft Office file that contains a specially crafted OLE object. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
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10.14.2014 - MS14-058 - Critical: Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000061) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary:
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10.14.2014 - MS14-056 - Critical: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2987107) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves fourteen privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.
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10.14.2014 - MS14-061 - Important: Vulnerability in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000434) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open a specially crafted Microsoft Word file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
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10.14.2014 - MS14-063 - Important: Vulnerability in FAT32 Disk Partition Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2998579) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way the Windows FASTFAT system driver interacts with FAT32 disk partitions. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
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10.14.2014 - MS14-059 - Important: Vulnerability in ASP.NET MVC Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2990942) - Version: 1.0



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Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in ASP.NET MVC. The vulnerability could allow security feature bypass if an attacker convinces a user to click a specially crafted link or to visit a webpage that contains specially crafted content designed to exploit the vulnerability. In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit the vulnerability through a web browser, and then convince a user to view the website. The attacker could also take advantage of compromised websites and websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. These websites could contain specially crafted content that could exploit these vulnerabilities. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to view the attacker-controlled content. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to take action, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or in an Instant Messenger message that takes them to the attacker's website, or by getting them to open an attachment sent through email.
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