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Windows Security

Microsoft Buys Hexadite to Toughen Windows Security Microsoft on Thursday said it has agreed to buy a Hexadite, which incorporates artificial intelligence in its automated responses to cyberthreats.

Microsoft was in talks to buy the firm for US$100 million, according to earlier published reports. However, Microsoft and Hexadite did not disclose terms of the official agreement.

The acquisition will help bolster the company's efforts to help commercial Windows 10 customers deal with advanced attacks on their networks, Microsoft said. It currently offers Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection to detect zero-day attacks, ransomware and other advanced threats, and the Hexadite technology will build on that.

The acquisition will include Hexadite's endpoint security automated remediation. Support for activations of WDATP, which currently protects 2 million devices, will continue.

"Our vision is to deliver a new generation of security capabilities that helps our customers p…

Skype gets Snapchat

Skype gets Snapchat-style makeover
Snapchat-style video stories and stickers have been integrated into Skype as part of a revamp of the app.

The BBC's Chris Foxx tried the new version and asked the company's Amritansh Raghav why he wanted to make Skype more like Snapchat.

The new app is being rolled out gradually worldwide.