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Development Software, Software Category

How to log data to the Windows Event Log in C#

November 30, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

The Windows operating system logs data into the Windows Event Log whenever a problem occurs. You can view this data using the Windows Event Viewer tool. This article discusses how you can programmatically work with the Windows Event Log in […]


Software Category, System Software

How to use Windows Defender Attack Surface Reduction rules

November 25, 2020

Via: CSO Online

With all the attacks in the news recently, can you take steps to protect workstations that you already have and might not have enabled? Yes, and most of the steps are built into the operating system you already have. Windows […]


Operating systems, Windows

New Windows 10 Insider preview brings bug fixes and more ahead of Microsoft’s December break

November 24, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has released the Windows 10 20H2 Build 19042.662 to the Beta and Release Preview Channels for Insiders who are on 20H2 or the Windows 10 October 2020 Update. The update, KB4586853, contains a load of bug fixes but is […]


Software Security

More than 245,000 Windows systems still remain vulnerable to BlueKeep RDP bug

November 17, 2020

Via: ZDnet

A year and a half after Microsoft disclosed the BlueKeep vulnerability impacting the Windows RDP service, more than 245,000 Windows systems still remain unpatched and vulnerable to attacks. The number represents around 25% of the 950,000 systems that were initially […]


Application Software, Software Category

Browser updates are back for Update Tuesday; testing may be needed for Windows patches

November 13, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Though we return to monthly browser updates after last month’s brief respite — none of this November’s browser security issues are worm-able, and we have not seen anything that would require a return to an urgent browser update cycle. The […]


Application Software, Software Category, System Software

The best way to transfer files to a new Windows PC or Mac

November 13, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Congratulations! You got a new computer. If it’s your work computer, your IT department probably installed all the business applications you need on it. But it doesn’t have any of your files on it; those are still on your old […]


Operating systems, Windows

For Patch Tuesday, it’s time to pause those Windows 10 updates

November 9, 2020

Via: Computerworld

First a bit of an introduction. Recently, Woody Leonhard decided to take a much deserved “retirement” from both AskWoody.com and Computerworld. I put “retirement” in quotes because I find that in IT, you never really retire. You’re often called on […]


iOS, Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft’s Cloud PC plan for Apple Silicon and iOS

November 5, 2020

Via: Computerworld

As Apple’s major Mac event looms, more information concerning Microsoft’s cunning plan to let Apple devices run Windows leaks…, and it looks as if it’s all in the cloud. Microsoft Cloud PC As has been previously reported, Microsoft is developing […]


Software Security

Adobe Warns Windows, MacOS Users of Critical Acrobat and Reader Flaws

November 3, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Adobe has fixed critical-severity flaws tied to four CVEs in the Windows and macOS versions of its Acrobat and Reader family of application software services. The vulnerabilities could be exploited to execute arbitrary code on affected products. These critical flaws […]


Software Security

Unpatched Windows Zero-Day Exploited in the Wild for Sandbox Escape

November 2, 2020

Via: Threat Post

A high-severity Windows driver bug is being exploited in the wild as a zero-day. It allows local privilege escalation and sandbox escape. The security vulnerability was disclosed by Google Project Zero just seven days after it was reported, since cybercriminals […]