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Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Most “Wannacry” Hacks Were On Windows 7 Machines

Last year's Wannacry attack was bad, but in many ways, it was a self-inflicted wound.  According Webroot's recently published "Annual Threat Report," almost all of the machines that succumbed to the ...

Hackers Zone In On Microsoft Products To Attack

Congratulations to Adobe Flash Player for not being the software most targeted by hackers.  Security vendor "Recorded Future" has just published their annual list of the software hackers most commonly focus ...

Remote Desktop Flaw Affects Every Windows Version

Researchers at Preempt Security recently discovered a critical flaw in Microsoft's Credential Security Support Provider protocol (CredSSP for short) that impacts every version of Windows in existence. It could allow a ...

Windows Media Player May Be Replaced By Microsoft App

A Reddit user named "Noam_ha" recently posted a screenshot displaying a popup message when users open the venerable Windows Media Player (WMP), asking users if they would instead like to open ...

Microsoft To Help Intel With Security Issues

By now, you've almost certainly heard of the "Spectre" and "Meltdown" security flaws that affect every Intel chip produced in the last decade.  Users have been waiting for a fix for ...

High Speed Wireless Coming To Laptops Next Year

If you're in the market for a new laptop but can milk a little more life out of the one you've got, 2019 will be the year to buy.  The reason?  ...

Google Calls Out Microsoft For Security Issue

Depending on who you ask, Google's Project Zero is either the thing that's going to singlehandedly save the internet, or the bane of many companies' existence.  It's easy to see both ...

Microsoft Office Update Available To Only Windows 10 Users

There are big changes coming to MS Office which you need to be aware of, given how widely used "Office" is in most companies. First, the headline change:  When MS Office ...

Vulnerability Found In Popular Grammar Checker

On February 2, Tavis Ormandy, a researcher on Google's Project Zero team discovered a critical flaw in the popular online grammar checking app, "Grammarly."  Tens of millions of users make regular ...

Microsoft is Adding Much Needed Feature To Windows Defender

Microsoft is getting tough on so-called "registry cleaners", and it's about time.  The company recently announced a planned change to Windows Defender (the anti-malware program that comes standard with every Windows ...