When I checking the search engine bots access logs on my VPS, I can see that there are several bing bot logs, but when I use the Verify Bingbot tool (on Bing Webmaster Tools), it shows these IP’s does NOT belong to Bingbot. Then I use whois lookup search and it shows these IPs belong to Microsoft Corporation.
What could be the reason? Is it a fake bot? If so, why it adds a "bingbot/2.0" phrase to access log and these IP’s own Microsoft Corporation?
These are the few controversial IPs.
22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52
184.108.40.206 – – [25/Oct/2020:02:34:48 +0530] "GET /2019/08/install-sony-update.html/amp HTTP/1.1" 301 5 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; +http://www.bing.com/bingbot.htm)
I tried to download malware pcap on ubuntu VM in microsoft azure from the putty but it is not allowing me to do so .It gives following output: 2016-12-17-traffic-analysis-exercise.pcap.zip: Permission denied Cannot write to ‘2016-12-17-traffic-analysis-exercise.pcap.zip’
can someone please tell me how can we download malware pcap in ubuntu VM in microsoft azure?
I checked established connections with "netstat" command in command prompt, and I found that there are some connections with ip’s of microsoft (I checked ip online) that have http (and not https) connection established, they bring to some svchost.exe in a Win32 folder of the system. I know that http connections are not safe, but I guess they are safe since they have microsoft ip, but why these connections are not encrypted (http)? Is it normal?
I have a list of sqlserver on on table on tbl_servers which have 500 server. example:
Select IP_instance, DBname, username, password from tbl_servers which will return the all sql server and their sa credential.
–> 10.10.1.30, myDatabase, sa, password
I would like to add all of this into the Registered server, can this done by SQL scripting? or any faster way to add?
I found the article to be quite informative that addresses the question "Can Microsoft access my private files?" (Can Microsoft access all private data if a user installs Windows 10?), which includes my OneDrive files, but it didn’t specifically mention the special folder called Personal Vault. Does Microsoft have just as much capability of accessing the contents of my Personal Vault as it does all my other OneDrive files, or is Personal Vault an exception?
I have a Microsoft Account linked to a Microsoft Authenticator app for 2FA purposes. Every time I log in, it first sends me the Authentificator request, but I can always click "Other ways to sign in" and then choose "Use my password instead", which then prompts me for the good old password, and logs me in successfully.
But doesn’t that negate the point of having the 2FA at all?
I wouldn’t expect this mix of a cargo cult meets security theater from a major corporation. Or did I misunderstand something?
Since the middle of last month, I have started recieving multiple microsoft password reset e-mails a day, sent to my secondary e-mail address, regarding my primary e-mail address.
These e-mails have no phishing-like links in. I believe them to be a legiitimate password reset e-mails. Which means someone is repeatedly trying to reset my password.
There appear to be no (recognizable) attempts to break into my secondary e-mail account.
Both accounts have 2FA enabled, and have randomly generated 30+ character passwords generated by and stored in a password manager. The primary account has enforced 72-day password changes enabled.
1.) Is it likely the attacks are just trying to guess the 7 digit security code each time. Or is something more sinsiter likely going on?
2.) In cases like this, is it any way to say that, no, I did NOT request such a reset. (Note: I’m wary that it is possible that only someone working at Microsoft might be able to answer this. If this IS the case, please ignore this part of the question)
I have download file.mdb from internet. When I click to open it, firefox tells me that mdb is an executable file and can harm my computer! How can this file harm my computer and is it just for mdb files or excel and words
I logged into my school-based Microsoft account on my personal laptop. But is it possible that somehow my school is monitoring my Google searches and other browsing history through the school Microsoft account? If my activity is being monitored by my school with the aid of the Microsoft account, does a VPN prevent it from happening?
I want to make a survey on a website using Microsoft Forms. Patients would input personal health information into this form, so I want it to be secure.
The Microsoft website indicates that Microsoft Forms is HIPAA and BAA compliant, which sounds great; however, when I dig deeper, I don’t really find what I want to see in plain English.
Can information submitted over Microsoft Forms be read by someone other than me, the website owner?