Lessons from Some of the Least Malware Infected Countries in the World

Over the course of the last few years we have seen some countries having constantly low infection rates. So, our team in Trustworthy Computing started to ask the question why this is the case. The countries are Austria, Finland, Germany and Japan. I think it is worth y look at them: Part 1: Introduction to…

Update on DigiNotar

And interesting development tonight: Based on what happened with DigiNotar recently (especially with the false certificates for *.google.com), the Dutch government decided to have an official statement and in there to take over operations of the CA. The official statement (in Dutch) can be found here. The key problem is that the certs were used…

Special Intelligence Report on the Rustock Takedown

As you might remember, on Match 16th Microsoft together with other industry players was successfully able to take down the Rustock botnet and thus significantly reducing the spam level. We now just published a special Intelligence Report on this botnet: Read an overview of the Win32/Rustock family of rootkit-enabled backdoor Trojans background, functionality, how it…

How Microsoft Uses File Classification Infrastructure

Quite a while ago, I blogged about the File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2: File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure:More content In my opinion, this is an interesting tool, built in to your server platform. Now, we just published a paper about how we use this File Classification…