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The world’s second-most popular desktop operating system isn’t macOS anymore

The world’s second-most popular desktop operating system isn’t macOS anymore

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Ars Technica For ages now, every annual report on desktop operating system market share has had the same top two contenders: Microsoft's Windows in a commanding lead at number one and Apple's macOS in distant second place. But in 2020, Chrome OS became the second-most popular OS, and Apple fell to third. That's according to…
Zero-days under active exploit are keeping Windows users busy

Zero-days under active exploit are keeping Windows users busy

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It’s the second Tuesday of February, and that means Microsoft and other software makers are releasing dozens of updates to fix security vulnerabilities. Topping off this month’s list are two zero-days under active exploit and critical networking flaws that allow attackers to remotely execute malicious code or shut down computers. The most important patch fixes…
Hackers used 4 zero-days to infect Windows and Android devices

Hackers used 4 zero-days to infect Windows and Android devices

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Google researchers have detailed a sophisticated hacking operation that exploited vulnerabilities in Chrome and Windows to install malware on Android and Windows devices. Some of the exploits were zero-days, meaning they targeted vulnerabilities that at the time were unknown to Google, Microsoft, and most outside researchers (both companies have since patched the security flaws). The…
Microsoft may be developing its own in-house ARM CPU designs

Microsoft may be developing its own in-house ARM CPU designs

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Enlarge / Microsoft has so far neither confirmed nor denied Bloomberg's claims regarding in-house CPU designs. This afternoon, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft is in the process of developing its own ARM CPU designs, following in the footsteps of Apple's M1 mobile CPU and Amazon's Graviton datacenter CPU. Bloomberg cites off-record conversations with Microsoft employees who didn't…
Microsoft may be developing its own, in-house ARM CPU designs

Microsoft may be developing its own, in-house ARM CPU designs

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Enlarge / Microsoft has so far neither confirmed nor denied Bloomberg's claims regarding in-house CPU designs. This afternoon, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft is in the process of developing its own ARM CPU designs, following in the footsteps of Apple's M1 mobile CPU and Amazon's Graviton datacenter CPU. Bloomberg cites off-record conversations with Microsoft employees who didn't…
Google’s Project Zero discloses Windows 0day that’s been under active exploit

Google’s Project Zero discloses Windows 0day that’s been under active exploit

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Google’s project zero says that hackers have been actively exploiting a Windows zeroday that isn’t likely to be patched until almost two weeks from now. In keeping with long-standing policy, Google’s vulnerability research group gave Microsoft a seven-day deadline to fix the security flaw because it’s under active exploit. Normally, Project Zero discloses vulnerabilities after…
Coronavirus FAQs: Open Windows In Winter, Holding Your Breath, Sprayed Masks?

Coronavirus FAQs: Open Windows In Winter, Holding Your Breath, Sprayed Masks?

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When it's cold outside, is it safe to bring a socially distanced gathering into your house if windows are open for a short bit, then shut so indoor temps don't plummet. Tessa Bunney/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tessa Bunney/Corbis via Getty Images When it's cold outside, is it safe to bring a…
FBI/DHS: Government election systems face threat from active Zerologon exploits

FBI/DHS: Government election systems face threat from active Zerologon exploits

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Getty Images The FBI and the cybersecurity arm of the Department of Homeland Security said they have detected hackers exploiting a critical Windows vulnerability against state and local governments and that in some cases the attacks are being used to breach networks used to support elections. Members of unspecific APTs—the abbreviation for advanced persistent threats—are…
Windows 10 machines running on ARM will be able to emulate x64 apps soon

Windows 10 machines running on ARM will be able to emulate...

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The Surface Pro X with optional Slim Pen and keyboard. Storage for the pen lies within the keyboard, which charges the pen wirelessly. It's a slightly thinner device than the Surface Pro 7 by a little over a millimeter. The Surface Pro X keyboard and pen are sold separately. Windows laptops and convertibles running ARM…
New Windows exploit lets you instantly become admin. Have you patched?

New Windows exploit lets you instantly become admin. Have you patched?

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Researchers have developed and published a proof-of-concept exploit for a recently patched Windows vulnerability that can allow access to an organization’s crown jewels—the Active Directory domain controllers that act as an all-powerful gatekeeper for all machines connected to a network. CVE-2020-1472, as the vulnerability is tracked, carries a critical severity rating from Microsoft as well…

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