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Bypassing Windows 8.1 Mitigations using Unsafe COM Objects

In October last year I was awarded the first $100,000 bounty for a Mitigation Bypass in Microsoft Windows. My original plan was to not discuss it in any depth until Microsoft had come up with a sufficient changes to reduce the impact of the bypass. However as other researchers have basically come up with variants of the same technique, some of which are publicly disclosed with proof-of-concept code it seemed silly to not discuss my winning entry. So what follows is some technical detail about the bypass itself. I am not usually known for finding memory corruption vulnerabilities, mainly because I don’t go looking for them. Still I know my way around and so I knew the challenges I would face trying to come …

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Bypassing Windows 8.1 Mitigations using Unsafe COM Objects

Microsoft turns cloud storage into Office 365 feature

But will the free 1TB boost subscriptions? June 25, 2014 (Computerworld) Microsoft’s decision to boost free storage space to one terabyte for Office 365 subscribers is less a game changer for the rent-not-own concept than additional evidence that storage is transforming from a separate service to a feature, analysts argued today. “Storage is a feature,” said Wes Miller of Directions on Microsoft. “It’s fast becoming a feature of the platform.” Although Miller’s comment was directed at Microsoft’s moves this year — first an expansion of free storage for commercial Office 365 accounts, then Monday the same 1TB for consumers and students — it pertained to other ecosystems, including rivals Google and Apple. Google dramatically dropped prices of its Drive file storage service in March, reducing prices by as much …

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Microsoft turns cloud storage into Office 365 feature – Computerworld

Microsoft More Than Doubles OneDrive’s Free Cloud Storage To 15 Gigabytes

Continuing the trend towards free, unlimited cloud storage, Microsoft this morning increased the amount of capacity that it offers free to regular users of its OneDrive service to 15 gigabytes, more than double its previous offering of 7 gigabytes. The company will also now offer a full terabyte of storage to all Office 365 customers. If you want more storage capacity, but don’t want to pony up for Office, you can now pay $1.99 monthly for 100 gigabytes, or $3.99 each month for 200 gigabytes. The latter storage option cost $11.49, previously. What this boils down to is that Microsoft has greatly increased the amount of storage that it is giving away for free, and, if you buy Office as a subscription in any capacity, you get what works out to …

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Microsoft More Than Doubles OneDrive’s Free Cloud Storage To 15 Gigabytes | TechCrunch

Nothing to fear in MAPI over HTTP

Microsoft’s decision to move away from the time-honoured RPC interprocess connection mechanism and replace it with a new approach where Outlook clients can use a new protocol called MAPI over HTTP to connect to Exchange 2013 SP1 has caused a bit of fuss and bother. On reflection, this is a pretty normal situation in the technical sphere where, even though technologists might like to think of themselves as being open to change, transitions of this nature are sometimes unwelcome because of the fear, doubt, and uncertainty that the unknown generates. It wasn’t for nothing that IBM was famous for the ability of their salesforce to use FUD to influence customer discussions for years; so much so that buying the nice safe choice became a well-…

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Nothing to fear in MAPI over HTTP

Microsoft Brings Penny Arcade Artist To An Engineering Team To Work Out Surface Pro 3 Issues

Microsoft is gearing up to begin shipping its Surface Pro 3 tablet, and many have already had a chance to test out the latest in tablet/laptop hybrids. One early tester is Penny Arcade’s Mike Krahulik (aka Gabe) who was a huge fan of the Surface Pro 2, because with the stylus, it was an awesome digital artist tool for hand-drawn creations. Gabe wasn’t so impressed with the Surface Pro 3. He said it introduced some lag into the equation for menu navigation and drawing (I’ve tried it myself and I found the same thing), and which put the home button in a new, much more inconvenient location. Microsoft took this feedback to heart, so much so that they brought Gabe in to provide feedback …

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Microsoft Brings Penny Arcade Artist To An Engineering Team To Work Out Surface Pro 3 Issues

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