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 Users are seeing their automatic anti-malware protection turned off without their knowledge and are seeing out-of-date virus definitions.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


Mobile Apps, Software Category, Software Security

Samsung will fix Galaxy S10 fingerprint sensor issues in future updates

March 14, 2019

Via: BGR

The Galaxy S10 is already shaping up to be a huge commercial success for Samsung. The phone’s novel design and brand new features make it a significant upgrade compared to last year’s Galaxy S9, a phone that failed to sell […]


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, 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 […]