Tag: Windows

Operating systems, Windows

High-Severity Windows UAC Flaw Enables Privilege Escalation

November 20, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers disclosed details of a high-severity Microsoft Windows vulnerability that could give attackers elevated privileges – ultimately allowing them to install programs, and view, change or delete data. The bug stems from User Account Control (UAC), a security feature of […]

Software Security

Windows security warning: Ransomware is growing fastest, and just got harder to tackle

November 18, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Ransomware is growing fast and could become more difficult to tackle as the criminal ecosystem shifts from a few dominant players to many smaller ones. Tech security company Bitdefender analysed Windows security threats including ransomware, coin miners, fileless malware, PUAs […]

Operating systems, Windows

New Windows 10 20H1 test build brings more fixes

November 15, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has released a new test build of Windows 10 20H1 (build 19025) to Insiders in the Fast Ring. This new build introduces number of bug fixes. The Microsoft post about it also includes information from Microsoft about ongoing work […]

Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft starts testing its new Chromium-based Edge browser on Arm

November 13, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is starting to test its new Chromium-based Edge browser on Arm as of today, November 13. The company also is working on making the Windows-on-Arm platform more viable by bringing support for X64 apps running in emulation according to […]

Operating systems, Windows

WinUI 3.0: The future of Windows controls

November 12, 2019

Via: InfoWorld

It’s hard to choose a Windows UI framework. After all, there are so many of them. Do you build an application using the familiar WinForms, the more modern Windows Presentation Framework, or Windows 10’s Universal Windows Platform? Each has its […]

Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft Edge is coming to Linux. But will anybody use it?

November 11, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

At Microsoft Ignite last week, a slide announced that Microsoft’s project to rebase its perennially unloved Edge browser on Google’s open source project Chromium is well underway. Release candidates for the new Chromium-based Edge build are available on consumer and […]

Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft kills off the ‘fast ring’ of the Windows Insider Programme

November 6, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT HAS confirmed that skipping ahead is about to fall behind. The company has been offering “Skip Ahead” to a limited subset of Windows 10 Insiders who are willing to risk more hassles but get to test cutting edge features […]

Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10X could come to some laptops too

October 28, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT IS BRINGING its new operating system variant, Windows 10X, to more devices than first thought. Windows 10X is designed with dual-screen and foldable devices in mind, offering a version of Windows tailored for multiple touchscreen devices. Now it seems […]

Software Category, Software Security, System Software

Microsoft’s Secured-core PCs will defend against firmware level threats

October 21, 2019

Via: TechRadar

In an effort to protect users against firmware level threats, Microsoft has announced a new initiative the software giant has been working on with its partners to create Secured-core PCs. The company partnered with both chip and device makers to […]

Application Software, Software Category, Software Security

You can now log in to Windows devices using Yubico’s security keys

October 18, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Yubico’s keys are already used to protect Gmail, Dropbox, password managers and more, and can also be used to log into Mac and Linux machines. After six months of testing, the firm has now released a stable version of the […]