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Month Archives: June 2023

Breaking Barriers: Aditi’s Journey Through Sight Loss to Microsoft AI Innovator

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Facts about Aditi Shah: Tools she uses: Aditi’s main tool is JAWS, a screen reader from Freedom Scientific, which she touts as the best in the market. This tool has made her digital life more manageable, enabling her to perform almost any task independently. Aditi also uses Seeing AI, a Microsoft app that she uses for important life tasks, like reading her mail, providing descriptions of different products, identifying colors for her outfits, and more.

Potential Risk of Privilege Escalation in Azure AD Applications

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Summary Microsoft has developed mitigations for an insecure anti-pattern used in Azure AD (AAD) applications highlighted by Descope, and reported to Microsoft, where use of the email claim from access tokens for authorization can lead to an escalation of privilege. An attacker can falsify the email claim in tokens issued to applications.

Microsoft Response to Layer 7 Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks

Friday, June 16, 2023

Summary Beginning in early June 2023, Microsoft identified surges in traffic against some services that temporarily impacted availability. Microsoft promptly opened an investigation and subsequently began tracking ongoing DDoS activity by the threat actor that Microsoft tracks as Storm-1359. These attacks likely rely on access to multiple virtual private servers (VPS) in conjunction with rented cloud infrastructure, open proxies, and DDoS tools.

Microsoft mitigates set of cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Azure Bastion and Azure Container Registry

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Summary Microsoft recently mitigated a set of cross-site scripting vulnerabilities affecting Azure Bastion and Azure Container Registry (ACR). Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could have potentially allowed for an unauthorized user to gain access to a target user’s session within the compromised Azure service, and subsequently lead to data tampering or resource modification.