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Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Microsoft Ending Forum Support For Older Operating Systems

Big changes are coming from Microsoft starting in July (exact date unknown), and it has potentially dire implications if you're using some of the company's older technology.       Microsoft ...

Microsoft Purchases GitHub – What Does This Mean For Open Source?

Microsoft just made a big, significant purchase that has raised more than a few eyebrows.  They just acquired GitHub for a hefty $7.5 billion. What makes the purchase interesting and potentially ...

Microsoft Surpasses Google In Latest Valuation

Microsoft's stock price is surging, putting the company's total valuation at $753 billion. This makes it the third most valuable company on the planet, behind Amazon (782 billion), Apple ($923 billion) ...

Passwords May Be Dead Soon If Microsoft Gets Its Way 

Karanbir Singh (a program manager at Microsoft) is on a mission: Kill the password. As he said in a recent blog post: "Nobody likes passwords.  They are inconvenient, insecure, and expensive.  ...

Microsoft Is Issuing Surface Book 4 Replacements

Do you own a Surface Book 4?  If you do, you may have been unfortunate enough to get one that suffers from a peculiar screen flickering issue.  It's not known exactly ...

Having Chrome Issues Since The Latest Windows 10 Update?

Microsoft has been having some "issues" of late.  It's April Windows 10 rollout had to be delayed on account of some mysterious BSOD ("Blue Screen of Death") issues. This month's rollout ...

Windows 10 Gets iTunes App For Apple Users

Apple promised that its iTunes app would be available on the Microsoft Store by the end of 2017.  The announcement was greeted with enthusiasm, but unfortunately, the company didn't meet their ...

Hackers Can Use PDF Files To Access Windows Credentials

Security researcher Assaf Baharav from Check Point Security has discovered a new twist on an old, fairly well-known attack.  He was able to essentially "weaponize" PDFs to steal Windows credentials stored ...

Microsoft Helping With Ransomware In Office 365

Microsoft recently made small but significant changes to its Office 365 subscription service and to OneDrive, which are often used in tandem.  The goal is to make it easier for users ...

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 ...