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Software Security

Windows servers running IIS 6.0 targeted by crypto-mining hackers

April 16, 2018

Via: TheInquirer

HACKERS ARE EXPLOITING previously discovered – and patched – IIS 6.0 vulnerability to take control of Windows servers and mine Electroneum cryptocurrency. First identified by two researchers in China in March 2017, the CVE-2017-7269 vulnerability allows hackers to install a […]


MAC OS, Operating systems

Apple’s latest macOS update warns that 32-bit apps will be discontinued

April 12, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

APPLE HAS ISSUED a warning to users of 32-bit apps that their time is nearly numbered. Mac users have already been warned last summer that 32-bit apps would be disabled in a post-High Sierra update, and indeed, no new 32-bit […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft will be adding 64-bit support to Windows for ARM soon

April 6, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT IS bringing 64-bit support to the ARM version of Windows 10… soon. The ARM version of Windows 10 was released last year and is designed for so-called “always-on” (nice way of saying ‘budget’) machines. Unfortunately, there are a whole […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Spring Creators update will be released in April

April 4, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT HAS CONFIRMED that the latest update to Windows 10 will indeed be called the Spring Creators Update and will be released next month. The Spring Creators Update (as opposed to, er, the Creators Update or the Fall Creators Update) was […]


Application Software, Software Category

Python for Production: Accelerating Number-Crunching Without Recoding

April 4, 2018

Via: InfoWorld

So you’ve probably been using Python for prototyping data science and number-crunching jobs, but when it comes to putting code into production, you go for some variant of C. Why? Well, by its very nature, Python is single-threaded, and the […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft is forcing Windows 10 Build 1709 onto users who opted out of data collection

April 4, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT IS annoying users again with its nanny-state update policies. This time it’s surrounding security updates for old builds. The problem of being forced to update to the latest twice-yearly build of Windows 10 has been going on since… well, […]


Development Software, Software Category

How to implement a distributed cache in ASP.Net Core

April 3, 2018

Via: InfoWorld

ASP.Net Core provides support for various types of caching. In addition to in-memory caching and response caching, it provides built-in support for distributed caching. In one of my previous articles here, I discussed in-memory caching in ASP.Net Core. In this […]


Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft is trying to bolster Edge in Windows 10 by overriding browser defaults

April 3, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT IS back in “let’s see what we can get away with” mode, as it starts experimenting with overriding your default browser with its own Microsoft Edge. In the latest Skip Ahead build (17623) of Windows 10 for its Insiders, […]


Operating systems, Others

Google will block outdated apps from running on Android P

April 3, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

GOOGLE’S UPCOMING Android P OS will reportedly block apps built for Android 4.1 and lower. So says Android Police, which notes that Google is taking steps to stop outdated apps from running on the next version of Android. Google already stated […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 has had no overall growth in the last month. None

April 2, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

THIS MONTH’S Netmarketshare figures are almost static, but are still worth a look. The very fact that they are so static will be frustrating, particularly for Microsoft, which is still desperately trying to find the carrot to bring businesses on to Windows 10. Unlike […]