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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 Users are seeing their automatic anti-malware protection turned off without their knowledge and are seeing out-of-date virus definitions.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, 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 […]


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 […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 will automatically remove updates, drivers that break booting

March 12, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Windows appears to be getting a little smarter about updates that go wrong. A newly published support page (spotted by Windows Latest) describes what the operating system does when a recent update causes a boot failure. First, Windows will uninstall […]


Operating systems, Windows

Next Windows release will include DTrace support

March 11, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The forthcoming Windows 10 feature update will bring support for DTrace, the open source debugging and diagnostic tracing tool originally built for Solaris. The port was announced at the Ignite conference last year, and today the instructions, binaries, and source […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 is now on 800 million devices – should hit a billion in 2020

March 8, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Windows 10 is edging ever closer towards the magic billion mark, with news emerging that the operating system has now been installed on over 800 million devices globally. That’s according to Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate VP of Modern Life and Devices […]