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Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 and Surface updates are causing major headaches

August 16, 2019

Via: BGR

Windows 10 has undoubtedly been a significant improvement over its predecessors, but the latest operating system from Microsoft isn’t without its issues. Over the past several days, a variety of substantial issues have cropped up for Windows users, most of […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Vulnerability in Microsoft CTF protocol goes back to Windows XP

August 13, 2019

Via: ZDnet

CTF, a little-known Microsoft protocol used by all Windows operating system versions since Windows XP, is insecure and can be exploited with ease. According to Tavis Ormandy, a security researcher with Google’s Project Zero elite security team and the one […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 Pro vs Windows 10 Home: All the differences explained

August 12, 2019

Via: TechRadar

When you count all the different ways Windows 10 will be available, there are actually ten editions: Windows 10 Home, Pro, Pro for Workstations, Enterprise, Enterprise LTSC, Education, Pro Education, Windows 10 in S mode, IOT and Team, leaving you […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Privilege escalation flaws uncovered in more than 40 Windows drivers

August 12, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

That’s according to specialists at cybersecurity firm Eclypsium, which claim that the faulty drivers are responsible for powering devices by some of the world’s biggest electronics companies and BIOS makers – including Intel, Toshiba, Huawei and Asus. All versions of […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft releases two new Windows 10 19H2 test builds

August 8, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is releasing two slightly different new Windows 10 19H2 test builds to the Slow Ring today, August 8. One of the builds has a handful of incremental feature tweaks turned on by default; the other has them turned off […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Know your Edge Chromium security options

August 7, 2019

Via: CSO Online

For those of you still using Windows 7, there’s a new browser on the block that you’ll need to start planning to deploy — and it’s not Edge. Well, it is an Edge browser, but not the Edge browser you […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft confirms that some users are stuck in Windows 10 S Mode

August 2, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

Windows S Mode locks down your computer to apps obtained from the Microsoft Store, which the company argues is better for security. It’s also better for Microsoft’s stats on how much people are using “tiled” apps. Anyone who has bought […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft can breathe again as Windows 10 sees significant uptake in users

August 1, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

After a fairly stagnant few months, Windows 10 has seen a significant uptake in users, tantalisingly close to having half the market at 48.86 (3.07). Perhaps more importantly for Microsoft, Windows 7, which started the year with over 40 per […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft is finally moving towards cloud-based recovery for Windows 10

July 31, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

Whereas mobile devices can be ‘cloned’ pretty much instantly, desktop machines remain in the dark ages, with a fresh install and individual app installations still the order of the day. Microsoft seems to have noticed that too, and the latest […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 7 support timebomb: 76% of NHS PCs not on Windows 10 despite looming deadline

July 29, 2019

Via: ZDnet

With less than half a year to go before support ends for Windows 7, about three-quarters of computers in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) are still running the OS. Just over one million computers in the NHS are still […]