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Celebrating ten years of the Microsoft Bug Bounty program and more than $60M awarded

Monday, November 20, 2023

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Microsoft Bug Bounty Program, an essential part of our proactive strategy to protect customers from security threats. Since its inception in 2013, Microsoft has awarded more than $60 million to thousands of security researchers from 70 countries. These individuals have discovered and reported vulnerabilities under Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure, aiding Microsoft in navigating the continuously evolving security threat landscape and emerging technologies.

Reflecting on 20 years of Patch Tuesday

Friday, November 17, 2023

This year is a landmark moment for Microsoft as we observe the 20th anniversary of Patch Tuesday updates, an initiative that has become a cornerstone of the IT world’s approach to cybersecurity. Originating from the Trustworthy Computing memo by Bill Gates in 2002, our unwavering commitment to protecting customers continues to this day and is reflected in Microsoft’s Secure Future Initiative announced this month.

Microsoft guidance regarding credentials leaked to GitHub Actions Logs through Azure CLI

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Summary The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) was made aware of a vulnerability where Azure Command-Line Interface (CLI) could expose sensitive information, including credentials, through GitHub Actions logs. The researcher, from Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud, found that Azure CLI commands could be used to show sensitive data and output to Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) logs.

Congratulations to the Top MSRC 2023 Q3 Security Researchers!

Monday, October 16, 2023

Congratulations to all the researchers recognized in this quarter’s Microsoft Researcher Recognition Program leaderboard! Thank you to everyone for your hard work and continued partnership to secure customers. The top three researchers of the 2023 Q3 Security Researcher Leaderboard are Wei, VictorV, and Anonymous! Check out the full list of researchers recognized this quarter here.

Introducing the Microsoft AI Bug Bounty Program featuring the AI-powered Bing experience

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Today at BlueHat we announced the new Microsoft AI bug bounty program with awards up to $15,000. This new bounty program features the AI-powered Bing experience as the first in scope product. The following products and integrations are eligible for bounty awards: AI-powered Bing experiences on bing.com in Browser (All major vendors are supported, including Bing Chat, Bing Chat for Enterprise, and Bing Image Creator) AI-powered Bing integration in Microsoft Edge (Windows), including Bing Chat for Enterprise AI-powered Bing integration in the Microsoft Start Application (iOS and Android) AI-powered Bing integration in the Skype Mobile Application (iOS and Android) Full details can be found on our bounty program website.

Microsoft Response to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks against HTTP/2

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Summary Beginning in September 2023, Microsoft was notified by industry partners about a newly identified Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack technique being used in the wild targeting HTTP/2 protocol. This vulnerability (CVE-2023-44487) impacts any internet exposed HTTP/2 endpoints. As an industry leader, Microsoft promptly opened an investigation and subsequently began working with industry partners for a coordinated disclosure and mitigation plan.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023: Elevating Security Together

Thursday, October 05, 2023

As the 20th anniversary of Cybersecurity Awareness Month begins, I find myself reflecting on the strides made since its inception. The journey to enhance and improve cybersecurity is ongoing and extends beyond October. It’s not merely a technological challenge; it is fundamentally about people. It’s about the customers and communities that we at Microsoft work tirelessly to safeguard and defend.

Microsoft’s Response to Open-Source Vulnerabilities - CVE-2023-4863 and CVE-2023-5217

Monday, October 02, 2023

Microsoft is aware and has released patches associated with the two Open-Source Software security vulnerabilities, CVE-2023-4863 and CVE-2023-5217. Through our investigation, we found that these affect a subset of our products and as of today, we have addressed them in our products as outlined below: CVE-2023-4863 Microsoft Edge Microsoft Teams for Desktop Skype for Desktop Webp Image Extensions (Released on Windows and updates through Microsoft Store) CVE-2023-5217

Microsoft mitigated exposure of internal information in a storage account due to overly-permissive SAS token

Monday, September 18, 2023

Summary As part of a recent Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD) report from Wiz.io, Microsoft investigated and remediated an incident involving a Microsoft employee who shared a URL for a blob store in a public GitHub repository while contributing to open-source AI learning models. This URL included an overly-permissive Shared Access Signature (SAS) token for an internal storage account.