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Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft’s canned ‘Sets’ feature for Windows 10 might be coming back

September 23, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

Firstly – a quick catch up for those that missed all this the first time. Sets is the realisation of one of the most requested Windows features – tabbed file management. In other words, you can have a file explorer, […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Windows Defender malware scans are failing after a few seconds

September 18, 2019

Via: ZDnet

There’s currently a major bug in Windows Defender, the free antivirus software that ships with Windows 10. Running a Quick or Full scan will fail after a few seconds and only go through a handful of files, resulting in incomplete, […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows Core OS is reportedly coming as a modular platform for multiple form factors

September 18, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Windows Latest reports multiple mentions of “Windows Core OS” in a support document for Windows 10 (1903) published by Microsoft earlier this year, making it the first time the company has officially labeled this software that’s widely expected to be […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft is thrusting its hidden telemetry app at Windows 7 and 8.1 users again

September 13, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

Users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 have once again been greeted this month with a ‘security only’ update rollup which actually hides some telemetry spyware within, designed to allow Microsoft to keep tabs on your usage. What’s particularly annoying […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 1903: Microsoft details search fix as new update bug hits

September 13, 2019

Via: ZDnet

After Microsoft’s botched attempt to fix a Cortana-related bug affecting Windows 10 versions 1903, the company has now posted a help article telling users how to fix the problem it created. This week, Microsoft released some fixes in its Patch […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 1903: Microsoft’s CPU spike fix breaks search on Start menu, desktop

September 12, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has had a bad run with Windows 10 version 1903 in the past month, leaving users wondering whether it’s worth installing the latest security update or to wait for yet another fix. The September Patch Tuesday security update also […]


Application Software, Software Category, Software Security

Adobe Fixes Critical Flash Player Code Execution Flaws

September 10, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Adobe has issued patches for critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player which, if exploited, could lead to arbitrary code execution. Overall, as part of its September Security Bulletin, Adobe patched three vulnerabilities, including two critical-severity flaws in Flash Player and one […]


Operating systems, Windows

New Windows 10 20H1 test build delivers a bunch of fixes, minor updates

September 6, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has rolled out a new Windows 10 20H1 Fast Ring test build that includes a boatload of fixes and minor updates. Microsoft released 20H1 Build 18975 on September 6. Today’s test build adds the ability to move the new […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Exploit for wormable BlueKeep Windows bug released into the wild

September 6, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

For months, security practitioners have worried about the public release of attack code exploiting BlueKeep, the critical vulnerability in older versions of Microsoft Windows that’s “wormable,” meaning it can spread from computer to computer the way the WannaCry worm did […]


Mobile Apps

Firefox 69 lands with third-party tracking cookies and cryptomining blocked by default

September 3, 2019

Via: TechSpot

The latest version of Mozilla’s Firefox browser, out now for Windows, macOS, Linux and Android, now blocks third-party tracking cookies and cryptominers by default. First enabled for new users in June, Enhanced Tracking Protection blocks known third-party tracking cookies based […]