An advanced persistent threat (APT), a term sometimes used to describe nation-state-backed cyber-espionage units, is using a zero-day vulnerability in the Internet Explorer kernel code to infect victims with malware.
Yesterday Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17650 to insiders on the Redstone 5 Skip Ahead ring. In this build, Microsoft focused on Windows Defender with a new design to the Windows Defender Security Center and adding Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) support to the Windows Defender Firewall.
Windows 10 builds contain many hidden features that are used by Microsoft to debug code or test applications that have not been officially released yet. A new tool has been released that enables you to find and enable these hidden features in Windows 10.
Microsoft admitted yesterday that the reason it did not launch the Spring Creators Update for Windows 10 last week was because of technical issues the company encountered with the supposed final release.
Yesterday, at the RSA 2018 security conference, Microsoft announced a new security-focused product named Azure Sphere. According to Microsoft chief financial officer Brad Smith, Microsoft created Azure Sphere for the sole purpose of securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17134 (Redstone 4) to insiders on the fast ring. This build does not contain any new features, but rather acts as a new build with security updates included that fix the vulnerabilities from KB4100375.
A Microsoft network engineer is facing federal charges in Florida for helping launder money obtained from victims of the Reventon ransomware.
While ransomware has evolved into targeted attacks rather than mass spam campaigns, it is still a significant threat to businesses and consumers. Microsoft must agree, as in the upcoming Spring Creators Update, Microsoft has added a dedicated Ransomware Protection section in the Windows Defender Security Center settings.
A highly requested feature is the ability to use copy and paste keyboard shortcuts when in a Windows 10 Bash prompt. As of Windows Insider build 17643, this feature is now available as a setting in the Windows Command Prompt.
Yesterday Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17643 to insiders on the Redstone 5 Skip Ahead ring. In this build Microsoft adds Sets+Office 365 integration and Microsoft Edge, Data Sense, and Magnifier improvements.
Microsoft has decided to remove a mandatory "registry key requirement" it introduced in the aftermath of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability disclosure.
Microsoft has published a patch for an Outlook vulnerability first reported in late 2016, but the patch has been deemed incomplete and additional workarounds are needed, according to the security researcher who discovered it.
Even though Windows already has quite a few ways to create screenshots, Windows sleuths discovered a new feature called "Screen Clip" being developed in Windows 10 Redstone 5. Screen Clip allows a Windows 10 user to drag a selection of the screen and create a screenshot from it.
If you were born in the late 90s, you probably have never used the Windows File Manager, which was the Window's file management program before Windows Explorer. Originally included with Windows 3.x & then abandoned after Windows ME, you now have the opportunity to give it a try on Windows 7 and Windows 10 as it is now open source.
When using a search engine to search for software download links, be sure to go directly to the developer's site rather than clicking on an advertisement as you may not get what you are expecting. Such is the case with an advertisement currently being displayed in Bing for the search phrase "chrome download", which instead of bringin
With the imminent release of Windows 10 build 1803, also known as the Spring Creators Update, we may be seeing the end of the Disk Cleanup program. In this latest feature update a new Setting has been added called "Free up space now" that performs the same function as Disk Cleanup, but in my opinion, does a better job.
Three months after news first leaked, Microsoft officially announced today the launch of new anti-ransomware features for Office 365, the company's commercial subscription-based office tools suite.
Yesterday Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17639 to insiders on the Redstone 5 Skip Ahead ring. As Redstone 4, otherwise known as the Spring Creators Update, is being prepped for distribution, we will only see new builds in the Redstone 5 change for the time being.
Yesterday, April 3, Microsoft released an emergency security update via Windows Update that fixes CVE-2018-0986, a vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MMPE).
Microsoft issued today an out-of-band security update for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.