Microsoft gaffe spooks users as weird Windows 7 update accidentally released

Good news – hackers hadn’t hijacked Microsoft’s Windows Update system. Bad news – users’ confidence will have been shaken again by Microsoft’s goof.

Windows 95 turns 20: The OS We All Love To Hate

1995 was a landmark year for technology, the internet and home computing. We can thank Windows 95 for a lot of the perks we find ourselves with today.

Windows 10, Privacy 0? ESET deep dives into the privacy of Microsoft’s new OS

Windows 10 offers more personalisation and integration than ever before. We take a look at the privacy implications of this.

The world’s biggest bug bounty payouts

From finding flaws to suggesting innovative security measures for the future, we look at some of the biggest bug bounty payouts in recent years.

Microsoft advises ‘spoofed’ Skype users to change passwords

Skype users have been advised by Microsoft to change their passwords following reports that ‘spoofed’ messages are being sent without user permission.

Microsoft to overhaul security updates for Windows 10

Microsoft is set to introduce a new update system for Windows 10 that will effectively do away with Patch Tuesday.

Macro malware attacks on the rise, says Microsoft

Macro-malware attacks are on the rise, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom, Microsoft has reported in a blog post.

Tech Support Scammers with Teeth

Some support scammers and their assassination threats may seem dumb, but they’re no joke.They can cause serious damage as we discuss it in this article.

Outlook app blocked by EU parliament over ‘serious security issues’

The Microsoft Outlook app has been banned from use in the EU Parliament, according to emails from the parliament’s IT department, seen by PC World.

Microsoft phishing email targeting corporate networks with ‘neurotic malware’

Security researchers have uncovered a trojan that evades sandboxes specifically targeted at corporate users, hidden in legitimate looking phishing email that apes Microsoft’s Volume License.

The end of mainstream support for Windows 7. Learn from past mistakes

The end of mainstream support for Windows: Don’t repeat the mistakes of the past, and be prepared. Especially if you’ve only just got rid of all the Windows XP computers in your company.

Microsoft to end free Advance Security Notifications

Microsoft is changing the way it distributes its Advance Notification Service, and will no longer make the security bulletins publicly available, according to eWeek.

.NET goes open source and cross-platform

Microsoft’s .NET framework, which is used to build millions of websites and online applications, is taking further steps to go completely open-source, Microsoft has announced at the Connect() virtual development event. The company also stated its commitment to eventually ensure the free code runs on Mac OS and Linux too, Wired reports.

Microsoft discovers vulnerability in all versions of Windows – patch available

Microsoft has uncovered a flaw in all supported versions of Microsoft Windows that could allow hundreds of millions of computers to be taken over by a remote attacker, International Business Times reports.

Microsoft issues rapid fix to GroupMe exploit

iOS and Android messaging app GroupMe has had a possible vulnerability fixed quickly by Microsoft, according to The Register. There was no evidence to suggest any cybercriminals had been able to exploit the flaw before it was patched.

42% of Americans hit by regular online attacks

A study by Microsoft has revealed that 42 percent of Americans face ‘weekly or daily’ attacks by cybercriminals trying to access their computers, Network World reports.

Microsoft denies it has ever been asked to plant a snooping backdoor into its products

If intelligence and law enforcement agencies have a genuine need to spy upon some communications then it should not be via a backdoor that could put millions of innocent, law-abiding users at risk.

Shaggy Dogma: Passwords and Social Over-Engineering

Given the ‘nightmare’ that is password management, is Microsoft right to say that it’s sometimes OK to re-use the same memorable password on several sites?

Microsoft emite alerta por certificados digitales falsos

Un poco más de una semana atrás, Google anunció que había encontrado certificados digitales ilegítimos en algunos de sus dominios. Los mismos habían sido generados por el Centro Nacional de Informática (NIC) de India, autoridad de certificación responsable de confianza del país, y esto hace que los mismos sean de confianza para la mayoría de los programas para Windows, como el navegador Internet Explorer. Desde su descubrimiento, han encontrado dominios pertenecientes a Google y Yahoo, entre otros.

Microsoft rushes out Internet Explorer fix – even for XP machines

Microsoft rushed out an emergency security fix for Internet Explorer, to fix a flaw which hackers had already exploited – affecting IE versions 6 to 11 on several versions of Windows.

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