Yesterday Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17128 for PC to insiders in the fast ring. This build contains no new features, no bug fixes, and no list of issues. The only difference between this build and 17127 is that they removed the watermark at the bottom right of the desktop.
The Windows Remote Assistance tool that ships with all Windows distributions can be can be abused for clever hacks in targeted attacks.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17127 for PC to insiders in the fast ring. Like the previous build, they continue to iron out issues with Windows Mixed Reality, but also includes improvements to Cortana.
Microsoft said on Friday that the upcoming Windows 10 major feature upgrade —dubbed the Spring Creators Update— will take around 30 minutes to install, unlike previous variants that took between one and two hours to complete.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17123 for PC to insiders in the fast ring. While this release brings some bug fixes, it's main focus is the addition of the High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) to Windows 10 and continuing to resolve bugs in Windows Mixed Reality.
With the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in October, Microsoft quietly slipped in the new Quick Assist program that many people I spoke to did not know about. Quick Assist is a remote assistance tool that allows Windows 10 users to receive and give assistance by taking control of a remote computer.
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced it would be bundling Intel microcode (BIOS) updates meant to fix the graver version of the Spectre vulnerability as Windows Update packages made available via the Microsoft Update Catalog portal. Yesterday, Microsoft greatly expanded the number of such packages.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17120 for PC to insiders in the fast ring. While this release brings some bug fixes, but it's main focus is on improvements to Windows Defender Application Guard and Windows Mixed Reality.
Microsoft has released its monthly security updates, and this month the company patched 74 vulnerabilities affecting products such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange Server, ASP.NET Core, .NET Core, PowerShell Core, ChakraCore, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps.
The March 2018 Patch Tuesday contains a fix for a severe vulnerability affecting the CredSSP protocol; a vulnerability that affects all Windows versions ever released.
Microsoft admitted last week that it incorrectly updated some Windows 10 users to the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system —version 1709— despite users having specifically paused update operations in their OS settings.
According to a sleuthing Windows Insiders, the name of the next Windows feature update appears to be named "Spring Creators Update". This is based on the output of a command entered in the latest Insider Preview build from the skip ahead ring.
Lot's of goodies this week from Microsoft. In addition to Kali Linux and Debian being available for WSL, tabs in File Explorer, Microsoft is also testing different privacy screen layouts in the latest Windows 10 Insider build.
One of the most requested features that Windows 10 Insiders have been asking for is the addition of tabs to File Explorer. Well yesterday, for those 22 thousand+ insiders who voted for this feature, Microsoft released insider preview build 17618 that includes tabs in File Explorer as part of its Sets feature!
Microsoft revealed today that Windows Defender stopped a massive malware distribution campaign that attempted to infect over 400,000 users with a cryptocurrency miner during a 12-hour period on March 6, 2018.
Malware authors can exploit a flaw in the Windows Code Integrity Guard (CIG) security mechanism to inject malicious, unsigned code into CIG-protected applications, considered to be immune to such attacks.
Lately Microsoft has been pushing out new Linux distributions for the Windows Subsystem For Linux (WSL) lately. First, Kali Linux was released earlier this week and now Microsoft adds Debian GNU/Linux to the Windows Store.
Microsoft released yesterday a Windows update to fix driver issues with USB devices introduced in the February 2018 Patch Tuesday security updates.
The penetration testing and security auditing platform called Kali Linux is now available in the Windows 10 Store as a Linux environment that can be used in the Windows Subsystem for Linux. The problem is someone forgot one little thing. Some of its most popular packages are detected as hacktools and exploits by Windows Defender.