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Microsoft Teams bug is prompting users to select a certificate

A recent Microsoft Teams update is causing a “Select a certificate” prompt to be displayed to Teams users before they can use the software.

The issue started this morning and causes a “Select a certificate” prompt for us-prod.asyncgw.teams.microsoft.com to be shown while logging into the service.

Microsoft Teams select a certificate prompt
Microsoft Teams select a certificate prompt
Source: dgh19811

Microsoft has acknowledged the bug and is tracking the issue under the ‘TM261228’ advisory, where they state a recent update to the software is causing the problem.

“We’ve determined a recent deployment, designed to improve service performance, is inadvertently causing impact. We’re reverting the update while

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Israel researchers find four security flaws in Microsoft Office software

Cybersecurity researchers at Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. said they have identified four vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Office software suite, including Excel and Office.

If exploited, the vulnerabilities would enable hackers to inject malicious code into Office documents, such as Word, Excel and Outlook, and send them to unwitting targets.

The vulnerabilities could allow hackers to take control of computers, start a ransomware attack, access data and read files, the researchers said.

The source of the weaknesses stem from coding mistakes in a graph-making feature called MSGraph that has been in use in the Office software package since 1995. This

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Microsoft to Take Smaller Cut From Video Game Developers: Report

Microsoft will cut its charges for video game developers who publish games in its online store, starting August, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

According to the report, developers can now keep 88 percent of the revenue that they make from their games, up from 70 percent earlier, making Microsoft’s store more attractive to independent developers and smaller gaming studios.

The company did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

The move comes at a time when Apple is battling a lawsuit filed last year by Fortnite creator Epic Games alleging that the iPhone maker has

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Microsoft president: This is what technology will be like in 2030

The company also announced a major initiative to help disabled people get jobs.

First Move’s Julia Chatterley spoke to Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president, about the company’s news Wednesday.

Digital adoption curves aren’t slowing down but accelerating and it’s just the beginning. What are you seeing? What are clients doing at this moment?

Smith: We are seeing digital technology continue to accelerate and it is interesting when you look around the world we’re seeing this both in the countries that are obviously still suffering from the pandemic as people continue in many instances to work or shop from home. But we … Read More

Fake Microsoft Store, Spotify sites spread info-stealing malware

Attackers are promoting sites impersonating the Microsoft Store, Spotify, and an online document converter that distribute malware to steal credit cards and passwords saved in web browsers.

The attack was discovered by cybersecurity firm ESET who issued a warning yesterday on Twitter to be on the lookout for the malicious campaign.

In a conversation with Jiri Kropac, ESET’s Head of Threat Detection Labs, BleepingComputer learned that the attack is conducted through malicious advertising that promotes what appears to be legitimate applications.

For example, one of the advertisements used in this attack promotes an online Chess application, as shown below.

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Microsoft hopes to revive its Microsoft Store later this year

Microsoft had big hopes for the store that it integrated in its Windows 10 operating system. The Microsoft Store, as it is called nowadays, did not live up to its expectations, mainly because it could not attract enough developers and users. Microsoft removed entire sections from its Store since its launch, but it appears that the company is working on reviving its store in a major way.

Filed under rumor for now, because the news is not coming from Microsoft but from unnamed Windows Central sources. According to the report, Microsoft is planning to release a major Store update that

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