Hi, Vinny here
Welcome to our newly refreshed blog! We wanted to create a new home for the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) blog that was easier to navigate, and more in synch with our security colleagues within Microsoft such as the Microsoft Security Response Center.
If you are new to our blog – welcome! The MMPC is the team that builds Microsoft’s anti-malware and anti-spyware tools and technologies; you’ll find our work powers all of Microsoft’s antimalware and antispyware tools and products such as the Forefront suite of products and Windows Live OneCare as well as in free tools and utilities such as the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT), Windows Defender (built into Windows Vista) and the Windows Live OneCare safety scanner.
Over the past couple of years Microsoft has invested in building a truly industry leading team of senior anti-malware researchers including Jimmy Kuo, Peter Ferrie and Joe Hartmann here in the US, Katrin Totcheva who heads up the MMPC research lab in Dublin, Ireland and Jakub Kaminski who runs the newly-opened lab in Melbourne, Australia. Together with our researchers based in Vancouver, New York and Tokyo the MMPC has a very effective global 24x7x365 malware research and response organization that can react wherever and whenever a new threat arises.
We plan on posting to this blog regularly and often, discussing the trends and changes in the threat landscape as well as keeping you up to date on our team activities and any other fun stuff that could be interesting. We’ve kept all of our previously posted content on the old blog, so feel free to refer to it anytime. If there are any topics or items you would like us to blog on please let us know – send mail by using the ‘email‘ link.
Thanks for reading so far – I look forward to having an ongoing conversation with you, and encourage you to visit the MMPC portal and check out the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report.
GM Microsoft Malware Protection Center
Hi, Vinny here