In the latest Windows 10 Insider build, Microsoft has released a new version of Notepad that includes changes that bring it closer to what we have come to expect from modern text file editors.
Today is Microsoft's December 2018 Patch Tuesday, which means it is time to update your computer so that you are protected from the latest threats to Windows and Microsoft products. Two of the patched critical vulnerabilities are known to have been used in the wild, so it is important that these updates are installed immediately.
Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18298 (19H1) to insiders in the Fast ring. This build contains numerous new features and improvements including the ability to setup a security key directly from the Sign-in options screen, a new file explorer icon, Start Menu changes, mouse cursor options, and more.
Microsoft has confirmed that the upcoming Chromium-based Edge browser will also be able to run Chrome extensions. While this will greatly expand the functionality of the browser, it will also open it up to the increasing amount of malicious Chrome extensions that are seen on a daily basis.
Microsoft is testing a new feature in the Windows 10 19H1 Insider builds (Build 1903) that changes how dates are displayed in File Explorer to a more "conversational format" such as "minutes ago", "yesterday", "hours ago", etc.
Windows Defender will now detect when accessibility programs such as sethc.exe or utilman.exe have been hijacked by an Image File Execution Options debugger so that they can be used as a backdoor.
In April, Microsoft announced their support for the WebAuthn standard that would bring password-less online authentication to Microsoft Edge. Today Microsoft has enabled this feature & Windows 10 users can now use Edge to perform password-less logins to their Microsoft account with a FIDO2 compatible security key.
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.
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.
The Intel Microcode Boot Loader creates a bootable USB flash drive that automatically applies the latest Intel microcodes to your identified CPU so that you are protected from the speculative execution side-channel attacks called Spectre.
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.
Soon after research was released that BitLocker drives could be decrypting using SSD hardware encryption flaws, Microsoft released yesterday a support bulletin describing how to protect BitLocker from 1394 & Thunderbolt DMA attacks.
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.
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.
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.