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Operating systems, Windows

Some Windows 7, 8.1 users reporting Security Essentials and Windows Defender problems

March 19, 2019

Via: ZDnet

A number of Windows 7 and 8.1 users are encountering problems with Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Users are seeing their automatic anti-malware protection turned off without their knowledge and are seeing out-of-date virus definitions. The problem is happening […]


Operating systems, Windows

Google, Microsoft work together for a year to figure out new type of Windows flaw

March 18, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

One of the more notable features of Google Project Zero’s (GPZ) security research has been its 90-day disclosure policy. In general, vendors are given 90 days to address issues found by GPZ, after which the flaws will be publicly disclosed. […]


Operating systems, Other

Chrome OS adds support for Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons in latest update

March 15, 2019

Via: TechSpot

The most recent Chrome OS update includes support for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers, fueling speculation that a game streaming platform from Google is imminent. This update comes on the heels of renders of a gaming controller from Google, supposedly patented […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft to fix ‘novel bug class’ discovered by Google engineer

March 15, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Windows 10 19H1, the next major iteration of the Windows operating system, will include a series of fixes for what Microsoft has called a “novel bug class,” and which has been discovered by a Google security engineer. The patches do […]


iOS, Mobile Apps, Operating systems

Spotify’s EU antitrust complaint could be a serious threat to Apple

March 14, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple is abusing its control over the iOS App Store to give its own music streaming service an unfair advantage over competitors, Spotify argued in a Wednesday filing with the European Commission. “Apple has introduced rules to the App Store […]


Development Software, Operating systems, Others, Software Category

Android Q developer beta is available for all Google Pixel phones

March 13, 2019

Via: TechRadar

After some early peeks at features from leaks, Google has released its Android Q developer beta, which you can use if you own any Pixel phone, from the latest Google Pixel 3 all the way back to the first Pixel […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 7 users will start getting upgrade nag screens starting next month

March 13, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

THE NAGS are back, and we’re not talking about the invasion of the killer horses that we dreamt about after a particularly cheeky late-night cheeseboard. Microsoft has confirmed that starting next month, Windows 7 users will start to see pop-ups […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows security updates that require new registry keys

March 13, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Windows computers and servers update on a monthly basis. Most of these updates are self-installing and need no other interaction. Sometimes, though, you need to add registry keys to enable or disable additional security settings. I discussed the additional registry […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Intel Windows 10 Graphics Drivers Riddled With Flaws

March 13, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Intel has patched 19 vulnerabilities across its popular graphics drivers for Windows 10, including two high-severity flaws. CVE-2018-12216 and CVE-2018-12214 could both allow a privileged user to execute arbitrary code via local access, according to an Intel advisory. “Multiple potential […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Unpatched Windows Bug Allows Attackers to Spoof Security Dialog Boxes

March 12, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A previously unknown bug in Microsoft Windows would allow an attacker to spoof Windows dialog boxes that surface when making changes to the Windows registry. This would allow an adversary to plant malware or make other nefarious changes in the […]