Shadow Brokers threaten to release even more NSA-sourced malware

Shadow Brokers threaten to release even more NSA-sourced malware

The hacking group claims it will launch in June a subscription-based monthly dump of compromised data

05/16/17

How to make sure your Windows PC won't get hit by ransomware like WannaCry

How to make sure your Windows PC won't get hit by ransomware like WannaCry

Microsoft has released MS17-010 and other patches to block worms like WannaCry. Here are the key details

05/15/17

FAQ: Are you in danger from the WannaCry ransomware?

FAQ: Are you in danger from the WannaCry ransomware?

WannaCry took down wide swaths of the internet over the weekend, then disappeared. Here’s what you need to know, without the hype

05/15/17

HP computer owners: Check for the MicTray Conexant keylogger

HP computer owners: Check for the MicTray Conexant keylogger

The Conexant audio driver logs all keystrokes on certain HP machines and publishes them to a file in the Public folder

05/11/17

Microsoft's latest patches bring many Windows and Office fixes and lots of confusion

Microsoft's latest patches bring many Windows and Office fixes and lots of confusion

With Microsoft offering 243 security patches and a mass of nonsecurity updates, the clamor for patching clarity continues

05/09/17

Here's how to check if your PC got Microsoft's fix for Windows Defender bug

Here's how to check if your PC got Microsoft's fix for Windows Defender bug

Security researcher Tavis Ormandy, one of Microsoft’s biggest critics, praises Microsoft for its rapid response to a newly discovered security hole

05/09/17

Get ready for Patch Tuesday: Block Windows Update and ignore KB 3008923

Get ready for Patch Tuesday: Block Windows Update and ignore KB 3008923

A long-obsolete December 2014-era IE update is again on offer in an apparent breakdown of the supersedence chain

05/08/17

Microsoft has reissued KB 3150513 snooping patch twice this month

Microsoft has reissued KB 3150513 snooping patch twice this month

Microsoft is refining its telemetry to better determine when your Windows PC can be automatically upgraded

05/08/17

Status report: Windows 10 Creators Update at one month old

Status report: Windows 10 Creators Update at one month old

The pace of patching is slower than with Anniversary Update, and there have been bugs galore but no showstopping failures

05/05/17

Microsoft pulls botched Office 2010 nonsecurity patch KB 3128031

Microsoft pulls botched Office 2010 nonsecurity patch KB 3128031

Mysterious VBA error apparently to blame -- but no confirmation from Microsoft

05/04/17

Not a bug: Outlook Forms run VBScript even when macros are disabled

Not a bug: Outlook Forms run VBScript even when macros are disabled

But that 'vulnerability' in Outlook can’t readily be exploited, making the possibility of any real-world infection slim

05/03/17

Julie Larson-Green steps down as Microsoft Office chief experience officer

Julie Larson-Green steps down as Microsoft Office chief experience officer

The 24-year Microsoft veteran and one-time candidate for CEO will take a diminished role, citing health reasons

05/02/17

Windows 10 usage inches up—but gap with Android widens

Windows 10 usage inches up—but gap with Android widens

Windows 7 still has half the market on the desktop, but Windows 10 continues its leisurely rise as Edge flatlines

05/01/17

KB 4016240 confirms: Microsoft's 'new' Windows update option changes little

KB 4016240 confirms: Microsoft's 'new' Windows update option changes little

Microsoft touts a new method for patching Creators Update, but it looks like nothing more than the usual bug fixes

04/28/17

Windows 7 update lockout claims older Intel, AMD processors

Windows 7 update lockout claims older Intel, AMD processors

Older Pentium E5400 and AMD RX480-graphics computers are being misidentified and the PCs are getting blocked, exactly like the Carrizo DDR4

04/27/17

Yes, Windows patches are a mess, but you should still install them

Yes, Windows patches are a mess, but you should still install them

March and April patches had their share of bugs, but with a Word zero-day threatening now's the time to update your Windows PCs. Here's how to navigate the minefields

04/25/17

More Shadow Brokers fallout: DoublePulsar zero-day infects scores of Windows PCs

More Shadow Brokers fallout: DoublePulsar zero-day infects scores of Windows PCs

If you haven't installed the March Windows patch MS17-010, you need to hop to it

04/24/17

Microsoft re-issues much-maligned Windows patch KB 3150513 -- again

Microsoft re-issues much-maligned Windows patch KB 3150513 -- again

It won't die! Microsoft is pushing its 10th refresh of the hated 'upgrade enabling' patch to every version of Windows

04/24/17

Microsoft switches to twice-yearly Windows 10 update plan

Microsoft switches to twice-yearly Windows 10 update plan

The newly announced synchronized twice-a-year pace puts a big crimp in historic Win10 development cycles

04/20/17

There's a way to undo the damage caused by Microsoft's update blocker

There's a way to undo the damage caused by Microsoft's update blocker

GitHub poster releases patch files that repair Kaby Lake and Ryzen PCs that Microsoft blocked from Windows Update

04/20/17

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