Microsoft Seem Happy That Their Anti-malware Software Still Works
Gareth Andrews / 3 years ago
We often worry about our accounts being compromised, and for systems where you use the same log-in for various systems like a Microsoft account, the effect of having someone else gain access to your account can be devastating. Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report reveals the threats that our accounts often face and the steps that they’ve taken to protect them.
The latest security report reveals details about their Azure Active Directory system, the same one that’s used for Office 365 customers. With an estimated 550 million accounts for 8.24 million users, the system has to deal with a variety of users attempting to log in, totaling over 1.3 billion logins a day.
How did you use all these logins to help protect your system? You learn from them and create behavioural patterns for how and when people access their accounts. Never log into your personal account while you’re at work? The system will detect that someone has tried to log into your account during the middle of the day and switch you to the more secure two-factor authentication system. With over 10 million logins flagged up daily, accounts are protected both in their cloud system and the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, a feature of Windows Security center that uses the same data to help protect your home computer.
With this in mind, Microsoft seems happy that their anti-malware software still works after so many years, and the report breaks down the security threats into groups like adware, viruses and worms to trojans and unwanted browser plugins, all of which can cause problems to your system. With so many systems being attacked so often, it’s no surprise that Microsoft seems happy with their systems while other companies are hacked on what seems like a weekly schedule.