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Microsoft Security Chief Issues Call to Arms to Protect Metaverse

Hackers will target users with things like faked avatars of people they trust, Bell says

A Microsoft Corp. HoloLens 2 headset.

A Microsoft Corp. HoloLens 2 headset.

Photographer: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

Microsoft Corp.’s new security chief Charlie Bell issued a call to arms to build protection from hackers and criminals in the emerging metaverse from the start of the new technology.

There’s going to be a lot of innovation and there will be a lot of struggling to figure out what has to be done,” Bell said in an interview. “But I think because of the speed, there will be fast innovation on the security side.”