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Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nvidia Dropping Driver Support For Older Operating Systems

AMD long ago dropped support of 32-bit operating systems, and now, Nvidia is following suit. The long-anticipated move by the company will mean the end of driver support for the 32-bit builds ...

Microsoft May Remove Windows Paint From Operating System

"Paint" is one step closer to being a thing of the past. In May of this year, Microsoft caught a surprising amount of flak when they announced that the venerable app, which ...

Windows 10 Third Party Password Manager Could Have Security Issue

Do you use "Keeper?"  If you're not sure what it is, then you probably don't. It's a password manager that Microsoft has been bundling with some of its Windows 10 releases. Either ...

Microsoft Word Gets Update To Disable DDE After Malware Concerns

In recent months, Microsoft Word has been getting a fair amount of bad press, thanks to an old-but-still-supported feature called DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange). This is the feature that allows Word to ...

Windows 10 Now Installed On Over 600M Machines

When Microsoft first released Windows 10, the company boasted that it would try to get its new OS running on a billion devices by 2018. Time and circumstance have conspired to make ...

Look And Feel May Change In Future Windows 10 Update

Microsoft is experimenting with a new feature that may change the look and feel of Windows 10 in some future update. The new approach is referred to as "Sets," which borrows from ...