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Month Archives: July 2013

Are you prepared for the BlueHat Challenge?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Today we are kicking off a new challenge so you can showcase your security prowess and, if we can, help you build some more. Our BlueHat Challenge is a series of computer security questions, which increase in difficulty as you progress. Only the rare and talented engineer will be able to finish the Challenge on the first attempt.

Try something new – Beat the BlueHat Challenge!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

August 2014 Update: The BlueHat Challenge is on hold. We will make an announcement on this blog when we re-start the BlueHat Challenge. Thanks for your interest! —- We were inspired by the Matasano Crypto Challenges. So we built a similar series of fun challenges to exercise reverse engineering, vulnerability discovery, and web browser manipulation attack concepts.

Announcing the 2013 MSRC Progress Report featuring MAPP expansions

Monday, July 29, 2013

Over the years, our customers have come to expect a certain regularity and transparency in both our security updates and the guidance that goes with them. One regular piece of communication about our work is a yearly progress report, which provides a look into the program updates and bulletin statistics from the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC).

Preparing for Live Pwnage: Mitigation Bypass Bounty Machine Specs for Black Hat

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

With about one week to go before we all gather at Black Hat in Las Vegas, we’re getting inquiries about precisely how the promised Live Mitigation Bypass Bounty judging at Black Hat will work. For most of the world, it works best when you get a good spot at the Microsoft booth (#301) around noon each day, so you can clearly see the excitement as some of security’s best and brightest look to pop built-in Windows 8.

July 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

Friday, July 12, 2013

Today we’re publishing the July 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. During the webcast, we fielded 10 questions covering all updates. All questions are included on the Q&A page. We invite our customers to join us for the next scheduled webcast on Wednesday, August 14th at 11 a.m. PT (UTC -8), when we will go into detail about the August 2013 bulletin release and answer questions live on the air.