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posted by requerdanos on Thursday January 14 2021, @12:20AM   Printer-friendly
from the embrace-and-extend dept.

Microsoft announced today that Microsoft Defender for Endpoint's detection and response (EDR) capabilities are now generally available on Linux servers.

EDR capabilities allow admins and security teams to spot attacks targeting or involving Linux servers in their environments almost in real-time with the help of alerts automatically aggregated as incidents based on attacker techniques and attribution.

This adds to the already existing preventative antivirus capabilities and the centralized reporting features available to admins via the Microsoft Defender Security Center.

[...] "If you are already running Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (Linux) preventive AV in production, your devices will seamlessly receive the new EDR capability as soon as you update the agent to version 101.18.53 or higher," Microsoft Senior Product Manager Tomer Hevlin said.

Source: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-releases-linux-endpoint-detection-and-response-features/

Do members of our community trust Microsoft for their Linux and Linux security needs?


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 14 2021, @12:33AM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 14 2021, @12:33AM (#1099742)

    They protect our data from foreign actors and anonymity and certainly do not spy on us, compromise our systems, or sell us to the highest bidder.

    Also I've heard they support Big Brother and the one telescreen per person per room initiatives.

    1984 here we go!

  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday January 14 2021, @12:37AM (2 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 14 2021, @12:37AM (#1099745) Homepage Journal

    Do members of our community trust Microsoft for their Linux and Linux security needs?

    But, of course! Embrace, Extend, Extinguish!

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    Don’t confuse the news with the truth.
    • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Thursday January 14 2021, @04:15PM

      by Freeman (732) on Thursday January 14 2021, @04:15PM (#1100103) Journal

      Sure enough, they have embraced Linux and extended the Guillotine. Still have yet to complete the final move.

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      Joshua 1:9 "Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee"
    • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Thursday January 14 2021, @04:19PM

      by Freeman (732) on Thursday January 14 2021, @04:19PM (#1100107) Journal

      There's also a relevant scene in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights". The Rabbi they meet on their travels demonstrates the use of his circumcision device with a carrot. Just nip the tip.

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      Joshua 1:9 "Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee"
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 14 2021, @01:13AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 14 2021, @01:13AM (#1099777)

    Most network security stuff I've looked at is a mess.

  • (Score: 4, Funny) by MIRV888 on Thursday January 14 2021, @03:42AM

    by MIRV888 (11376) on Thursday January 14 2021, @03:42AM (#1099854)

    I am a Linux novice, but Microsoft has been my career in IT and no.
    Hell no.

  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 14 2021, @06:18AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 14 2021, @06:18AM (#1099939)

    On one hand, this thing looks like exercise in checking them checkboxes.

    On the other hand, it sure provides an interesting mode of access to linux servers, for the multinational corporation/unholy cabal, who pushes out updates for this thing.

    On the third.. (tentacle?) its a good idea - increase the attack surface by having more code parse the input of any kind. especially from the network.

    Makes windows look better in the eyes of terminally retarded, increases chances of infection and Compliance...

    PS: Does this thing install kernel modules? :D

    Then technically, this is a major improvement.
    No longer is microsoft content to insert new and exciting complete-security-model-bypass type of bugs by the thousand in the windows kernel, now they insert these in other unrelated operating systems kernels...

    I like this new microsoft!

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