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Microsoft seizes several domain names related to Ukraine Crisis

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The tragic war between Russia and Ukraine has been getting worse. As the war continues, the hostilities are getting worse and worse. The West continues to target Russia with their economic strongholds. Microsoft too has taken swift action against several domain names related to the crisis.  Microsoft has announced that it has seized 7 domain names controlled by a Russian organization called...

Microsoft goes hard on several spy Chinese domain names

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In a recent post we discussed how scamsters are targetting Microsoft. Looks like Microsoft has had it all. It has cracked down hard on a Chinese hacking group that used several domain names to steal sensitive information.  Microsoft has won a case against a hacking group that it calls Nickel. A judgement by The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has ruled in favor of...

Microsoft, the most impersonated brand name

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As everyone’s dependency on the internet increased due to global lockdowns, the scammers found a haven in this pandemic. As new people embraced the cyberworld, the fraudsters got hold of easy prey, to lure them into their trap. And it appears imitating brands like Microsoft has been their primary arsenal.  A report by Check Point Research, states that Microsoft has been the most...

Microsoft replaces journalists with AI

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As of 30/05/2020 Microsoft recently let go of journalists in favor of Artificial Intelligence. As reported by The Guardian, Microsoft has let go of dozens of journalists who maintained news in its MSN website or at the Edge browser. Microsoft ended its contract with PA media who employed these journalists. This measure has been a worldwide trend where humans are being replaced by a...

Microsoft Follows Google, Puts Focus On Domains

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In today’s episode of browsers vs URLs, we have Microsoft Edge, the default browser for Windows following up after Google’s Chrome in trimming URLs displayed on the address bar. In a previous article, I discussed about Google’s on and off pursuits on this since years, and how it continues doing it despite the relentless backlash and user frustration. The reason Google gives is that this feature...

Microsoft to replace HTTPS with DNS in Windows 10

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The DoH (DNS over HTTPS) protocol has been one of the year’s hot topics. The DoH protocol means that when it is deployed in a browser then the browser can hide DNS requests and responses in an otherwise regular looking HTTPS traffic. Microsoft has also joined the bandwagon when it was announced that it is adding support for the privacy-focused DNS over HTTPS (DoH) protocol in a future...

Fortune 500 Business Predictions from Domain Names

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Facebook After the amazing success in personal chat apps, Facebook is planning to enter into the market of professional and team chat app for medium and large corporate offices. They have recently registered domain like WorkPlaceChat.com, WorkPlaceChat.net and WorkPlaceChat.org in July-2017. Microsoft With some big plan ahead in travel and tourism category Microsoft has recently registered outing...

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