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Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Update Windows With Latest Patch To Fix Windows Search Bug

Microsoft just released its August 2017 security patch, as is customary on Patch Tuesday, which, by itself, is not news. The importance of this particular security update, however, is extremely newsworthy, and ...

Microsoft Plans To Bring Broadband To Many Rural Communities

Several tech giants have plans in the works to expand the number of people who have access to broadband. Google’s plan would use a series of low-orbit satellites to beam wireless signal ...

Microsoft Replacing Default Paint Program With Paint 3D

Rumors of Microsoft Paint’s death have been wildly exaggerated. Recently, Microsoft announced the end of an era with the decision to remove paint from Windows 10, replacing it with the more modern ...

Microsoft Releasing Feature To Help With Malicious Files Like Ransomware

Microsoft recently announced a new change coming to Windows Defender in the fall called “Controlled Folder Access.” As the company describes the feature, it should enable Windows Defender to prevent files in ...

Windows XP Gets An Unexpected Security Update

Microsoft has recently issued another surprise patch to help protect the surprisingly large Windows XP user base. In this case, the patch is aimed at addressing security flaws used by the NSA ...

Big Fix Coming For Many Microsoft Vulnerabilities

If you don’t have your PCs set up for automatic updates, you’re definitely going to want to grab Microsoft’s latest, scheduled for release on their next “Patch Tuesday.” June’s Patch Tuesday 2017 ...

PowerPoint File Can Install Malware On Your System

The fact that Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) can be used to install malware onto an unsuspecting user’s computer has been common knowledge for years. But recently, security researchers at ...

Update Issued To Address Microsoft Malware Engine Issue

Microsoft has issued an emergency, out-of-band patch to shore up some critical weaknesses in Window’s Malware Protection Engine. This is an unseen part of the OS that actively scans and prevents malicious ...

A Website Image Could Crash Your Windows PC

This has been a tough month for people who are using older Windows Operating Systems, especially Windows 7 users. The global Wannacry ransomware attack centered mostly on Windows 7 users, and now, ...

Time To Upgrade – Majority Of Wannacry Victims Were Running Windows 7

The recent “Wannacry” hacking attack was global in its scale, impacting companies in more than 150 nations before it was stopped by a security expert with a good eye. It was such ...