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Operating systems, Software Category, Windows

The worst version of Windows ever released

September 18, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Twenty years ago this month Microsoft released a stink bomb of an operating system, Windows Me. Unstable, unloved and unusable, that was Windows Me. Many people believe it was the worst version of Windows ever built. The anniversary got me […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 upgrades are rarely useful, say IT admins

September 17, 2020

Via: Computerworld

A majority of IT administrators polled this summer said that the twice-a-year Windows 10 feature upgrades are not useful – or rarely so – a stunning stance considering how much effort Microsoft puts into building the updates. About 58% of […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows Exploit Released For Microsoft ‘Zerologon’ Flaw

September 15, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code has been released for a Windows flaw, which could allow attackers to infiltrate enterprises by gaining administrative privileges, giving them access to companies’ Active Directory domain controllers (DCs). The vulnerability, dubbed “Zerologon,” is a privilege-escalation glitch […]


Development Software, Software Category

Windows code-signing attacks explained (and how to defend against them)

September 14, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Code signing is a mechanism by which software manufacturers assure their consumers that they are running legitimate software, signed by its manufacturer via cryptography. This ensures that the software release wasn’t tampered with while making its way from the manufacturer […]


Operating systems, Windows

My seven favorite Windows 10 features

September 11, 2020

Via: ZDnet

A few weeks ago, I shared my list of Seven Windows 10 annoyances (and how to fix them). It was one of my most popular posts of the year, and so for a sequel I decided to offer the flip […]


Operating systems, Windows

A fat Windows Update for September’s Patch Tuesday

September 11, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft has released 129 updates to its Windows ecosystem, but the good news this month is that we are not responding to any zero-days or publicly reported vulnerabilities. Microsoft appears to be getting serious about removing Adobe Flash Player (a […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows by the numbers: No dog days for Windows 10

September 3, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Windows 10 rediscovered its appetite for share last month as it grew to represent almost 70% of all instances of Microsoft’s OS. According to U.S. metrics vendor Net Applications, Windows 10 grew by 1.2 percentage points to reach 60.6% of […]


Operating systems, Windows

How to optimize Windows event logging to better investigate attacks

September 2, 2020

Via: CSO Online

After a compromise, the first thing investigators will do is review the log files. The default logging on Windows machines, however, does not capture enough information to identify forensic artifacts. You can adjust your logging settings to get enough information […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10: Microsoft blocks update for some PCs over LTE modem connectivity bug

September 1, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has put another compatibility hold on Windows 10 version 2004 for certain devices, after discovering some Windows 10 PCs’ LTE modems fail to connect to the internet when the device wakes from sleep. The issue affects some wireless wide […]


Operating systems, Windows

14 ways to speed up Windows 10

August 28, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Want Windows 10 to run faster? We’ve got help. In just a few minutes you can try out this baker’s dozen of tips; your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues. 1. Change your power […]