Microsoft On July 1st its first Microsoft Transparency Center, in Redmond.In an attempt to ease the minds of foreign governments that are afraid the US government has inserted backdoors into commercial software. Participating governments will be allowed to review source code for the main products coming out of Redmond, so they can check for backdoors themselves.
According to Microsoft,Outlook.com is now further protected by Transport Layer Security, or TLS, encryption for both outbound and inbound email. This means that when you send an email to someone, your email is encrypted and thus better protected as it travels between Microsoft and other email providers. Of course, this requires their email service provider to also have TLS support.
One Drive has now enabled PFS encryption support as well. OneDrive customers now automatically get forward secrecy when accessing OneDrive through onedrive.live.com, our mobile OneDrive application and our sync clients. As with Outlook.com’s email transfer, this makes it more difficult for attackers to decrypt connections between their systems and OneDrive.
Courtesy of:Sara Peters is contributing editor to Dark Reading and editor-in-chief of Enterprise Efficiency.www.darkreading.com
Courtesy of:Posted by Matt Thomlinson Vice President, Trustworthy Computing Security, Microsoft
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Microsoft to slash Dell Windows 8.1 tablet to $99 — for a day
Good only on Monday, the price on the Dell Venue 8 Pro is a hefty discount from the usual $299. Microsoft Promises a sale each day until Christmas week rings in. To kick off the holiday discounts, Microsoft will sell the Dell Venue 8 Pro for just $99, down dramatically from $299 at its retail outlets and online stores.
Most of Microsoft’s retail outlets open at 10:00 a.m. on weekdays, so those of you who want the Dell tablet should hit your local store by then. The deal also will be available at 7 a.m. PT at Microsoft’s online store, according to the spokeswoman.
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