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1mn Computers Still Vulnerable to Microsoft Bug

Only Windows 8 and Windows 10 are not vulnerable to the new bug

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FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

Microsoft has warned that nearly one million computers globally are still at risk of malware attack similar to WannaCry that spread worldwide in 2017 causing billions of dollars in damage.

The software giant recently discovered “wormable” vulnerability in Remote Desktop Services for Windows that can automatically spread.

The company has issued its second advisory, urging users to update their systems to prevent the “BlueKeep” malware attack, Engadget reported on Friday.

“Microsoft is confident that an exploit exists for this vulnerability. It’s been only two weeks since the fix was released and there has been no sign of a worm yet. This does not mean that we’re out of the woods,” warned Simon Pope, director of incident response at Microsoft’s Security Response Center (MSRC).

“Our recommendation remains the same. We strongly advise that all affected systems should be updated as soon as possible,” said Microsoft.

Microsoft's building.
The office building of Microsoft. Pixabay

The bug is a “critical” vulnerability that affects computers running Windows XP, Windows 7 and server operating systems.

These operating systems are widely being used especially in corporate environments.

“The vulnerability can be used to run code at the system level, allowing full access to the computer — including its data.

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“Worse, it is remotely exploitable, allowing anyone to attack a computer connected to the internet,” reports TechCrunch.

Only Windows 8 and Windows 10 are not vulnerable to the new bug. (IANS)

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SAP, Microsoft Partner to Help Customers Run their Business Processes on Cloud

"This partnership is all about reducing complexity and minimising costs for customers as they move to SAP S/4HANA in the Cloud," Jennifer Morgan

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It's a go-to-market partnership - from conceptualisation to sales -- that the two companies have entered into. Pixabay

Business software firm SAP on Monday announced a partnership with Microsoft to help customers run their business processes on Cloud.

The partnership, called “Embrace,” is aimed at helping accelerate customer adoption of SAP S/4HANA and SAP Cloud Platform on Microsoft Azure.

It’s a go-to-market partnership – from conceptualisation to sales — that the two companies have entered into.

“This partnership is all about reducing complexity and minimising costs for customers as they move to SAP S/4HANA in the Cloud,” Jennifer Morgan, Co-Chief Executive Officer of SAP, said in a statement.

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The partnership, called “Embrace,” is aimed at helping accelerate customer adoption of SAP S/4HANA and SAP Cloud Platform on Microsoft Azure. Pixabay

“Bringing together the power of SAP and Microsoft provides customers with the assurance of working with two industry leaders so they can confidently and efficiently transition into intelligent enterprises,” she said.

Specifically, project “Embrace” on Microsoft Azure will provide customers with
a simplified move from on-premise editions of SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA for customers with integrated product and industry solutions.

“SAP’s decision to select Microsoft Azure as its preferred partner deepens the relationship between our two companies in a differentiated way and signals a shared commitment to fostering the growth of the Cloud ecosystem,” said Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Business, Microsoft.

SAP will lead with Microsoft Azure to move on-premise SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA customers to the cloud through industry-specific best practices, reference architectures and Cloud-delivered services.

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However, SAP will continue with its longstanding policy of supporting choice for those customers who request alternatives based on business requirements. (IANS)