A zero-day vulnerability in certain editions of Windows operating system helped at least one advanced threat group increase their privileges on compromised machines until Microsoft patched it with this month's release of security updates.
After releasing cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows 10, Microsoft has also released a new patch for Windows 7 and 8.1 with security and general fixes.
Today is Microsoft's November 2018 Patch Tuesday, which means we get a ton of security updates to install for Windows and other Microsoft products. As these updates are commonly exploited by attackers, malware, and exploit kits, it is strongly advised that all users install these updates as soon as possible.
Windows 10 cumulative updates for Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Windows 10 April 2018 Update and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now rolling out to compatible devices. Today's update for Windows 10 has addressed the security and non-security issues.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update is once again available for download but it's rolling out in stages so it may not show up on your device now. To check if it is available, you can head over to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and check for new updates.
A bug in what appears to be the Microsoft Windows activation service is causing Windows 10 Pro licenses to be downgraded to Windows 10 Home and then stating that Windows is not activated.
Windows 10 19H1 preview build 18277 is now rolling out to the Insiders in the Fast and Skip Ahead Ring with some notable improvements. This test build improves Focus Assist feature, Action Center, introduces new Emojis and more.
For quite some time, users have been reporting an inconsistent bug in Windows 10 that prevents them from changing the default program that are associated with a file type.
If you have administered Windows computers or assisted in Windows malware removal, then there is a good chance you have heard of the popular free Sysinternals utilities.
Details are about to emerge about a zero-day remote code execution vulnerability in the Microsoft Edge web browser, as two researchers plan to reveal a proof-of-concept and publish a general write up. Microsoft has not been told the details of this vulnerability.
Microsoft has announced that they will automatically enable the emailing of tips and training information to all Office 365 and Microsoft 365 users starting on November 29th 2018.
Last week Microsoft announced that users can enable a feature that adds Windows Defender to a sandbox, which protects the computer from vulnerabilities found in Defender. A bug was discovered, though, that may cause you to think that this sandbox feature is enabled, when it really isn't.
Windows 10 19H1 preview build 18272 is rolling out to the Windows Insiders in the Fast and Skip Ahead rings. Windows 10 Build 18272 comes with several improvements and fixes but there are no major changes.
According to the changelog, Microsoft has finally fixed a bug where the system won't display a confirmation prompt when users extract a file from a zip archive to a location where the file with the same name exists. Microsoft recently acknowledged the issue and today's update has finally addressed it.
A bug in Windows 10 allowed UWP apps (Universal Windows Platform) to have access to the entire file system in Windows without permission from the user. This could have allowed a malicious app to access any data stored on the computer without the knowledge or consent of the user.
As the infosec community talked about potential cyber attacks leveraging vulnerabilities in antivirus products, Microsoft took notes and started to work on a solution. The company announced that its Windows Defender can run in a sandbox.
In a post to the Microsoft Answers forum, Microsoft has acknowledged the built-in zip bug and has stated that it will be fixed in an early November. This fix will most likely be pushed out via a cumulative update or via Microsoft's November Patch Tuesday updates.
Windows 10 Build 17134.376 is currently rolling out via Windows Update or you can download the patch directly from Microsoft's Update Catalog website. Windows 10 Build 17134.376 comes with a huge changelog and it includes several improvements that you may not notice.
Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18267 (19H1) to insiders in both the Fast and Skip Ahead rings. This build contains input and accessibility improvements. It also contains a new feature called "Enhanced Mode" for the Search Indexer.
Proof-of-concept code for a new zero-day vulnerability in Windows has been released by a security researcher before Microsoft was able to release a fix.