MDAC in Audit mode blocking .hta files

When something runs in Audit mode, you generally expect it not to block anything, right? I recently found an anomaly with Microsoft Defender Application Control runing in Audit mode causing .hta files not to open. An HTML Application (HTA) is a Microsoft Windows program whose source code consists of HTML, Dynamic HTML, and one or… Read More »

The Artist Formerly Known as ATP

You may have heard recently that Microsoft has rebranded their Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) offerings. I’m putting this up here because I keep forgetting their new names. This is what they look like: Microsoft 365 Defender (previously Microsoft Threat Protection)Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (previously Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection)Microsoft Defender for Office 365 (previously Office… Read More »