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Microsoft leaks 6.5TB in Bing search data via unsecured Elastic server. *Insert 'Wow... that much?' joke here*

Microsoft leaks 6.5TB in Bing search data via unsecured Elastic server. *Insert 'Wow... that much?' joke here*

CopyMicrosoft exposed a 6.5TB Elastic server to the world, including search terms, location coordinates, device ID data, and a partial list of which URLs were visited, earlier this month.According from security site WizCase, the server was password-protected until around 10 September, when "the authentication was removed".WizCase code-prober Ata Hakcil discovered the leak on 12 September. The data appears to be generated by the Bing mobile app, which promises users "Getting rewarded is easy, just search with the Bing," and has been downloaded more than 10 million times from Google's Play...

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Microsoft submits Linux kernel patches for a 'complete virtualization stack' with Linux and Hyper-V

Microsoft submits Linux kernel patches for a 'complete virtualization stack' with Linux and Hyper-V

CopyMicrosoft has submitted a series of patches to the Linux kernel with its aim being "to create a complete virtualization stack with Linux and Microsoft Hypervisor."The are designated "RFC" (Request for comments) and are a minimal implementation presented for discussion.The key change is that with the patched kernel, Linux will run as the Hyper-V root partition. In the , the root partition has direct access to hardware and creates child partitions for the VMs it hosts. "Just think of it like Xen's ," said Microsoft principal software engineer Wei Liu.Hyper-V's architecture is more similar...

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