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4 wormable bugs in more recent variations of Windows require your attention now

4 wormable bugs in more recent variations of Windows require your...

Microsoft is warning of a four new Windows vulnerabilities that are “wormable,” meaning they can be exploited to spread malware from one vulnerable computer to another without any user action in much the way the self-replicating WannaCry and NotPetya outbreaks did in 2017. Similar to the so-called BlueKeep vulnerability Microsoft patched in May, the four…
Possibilities of damaging BlueKeep make use of increase with brand-new explainer published online

Possibilities of damaging BlueKeep make use of increase with brand-new explainer...

A security researcher has published a detailed guide that shows how to execute malicious code on Windows computers still vulnerable to the critical BlueKeep vulnerability. The move significantly lowers the bar for writing exploits that wreak the kinds of destructive attacks not seen since the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks of 2017, researchers said. As of…
Apple’s iCloud has actually been a bad experience in Windows, however a brand-new upgrade looks for to repair that

Apple’s iCloud has actually been a bad experience in Windows, however...

iCloud in the Microsoft Store. Samuel Axon A screenshot of iCloud Drive in File Explorer. The main iCloud interface in Windows; this part hasn't changed too much. Apple has released a new version of iCloud for Windows 10 in the Microsoft Store, according to a recent blog post by Microsoft and a handful of Apple…
Cautions of global worm attacks are the genuine offer, brand-new make use of programs

Cautions of global worm attacks are the genuine offer, brand-new make...

For the past three weeks, security professionals have warned with increasing urgency that a recently patched Windows vulnerability has the potential to trigger attacks not seen since the WannaCry worm that paralyzed much of the world in 2017. A demonstration video circulating on the Internet is the latest evidence to prove those warnings are the…
Responses to a few of your iTunes concerns: Old libraries, Windows, and more

Responses to a few of your iTunes concerns: Old libraries, Windows,...

Apple will replace iTunes with Music, Podcasts, and TV on Mac. This is what syncing your phone in Finder will look like. It's quite similar to the current iTunes interface. Apple Music will bring in your old library, ostensibly without any issues. Ripped CDs, MP3s, and more will still be supported. Dolby Atmos is supported…
Microsoft almost pleads Windows users to repair wormable BlueKeep defect

Microsoft almost pleads Windows users to repair wormable BlueKeep defect

Aurich Lawson Microsoft security officials say they are confident an exploit exists for BlueKeep, the recently patched vulnerability that has the potential to trigger self-replicating attacks as destructive as the 2017 WannaCry attack that shut down computers all over the world. In a Blog post published late Thursday night, members of the Microsoft Security Response…
Xbox Video game Pass is pertaining to Windows 10, however lots of concerns stay

Xbox Video game Pass is pertaining to Windows 10, however lots...

Enlarge / Well, there you have it. In one of the less-detailed announcements of the pre-E3 season, Microsoft this morning officially confirmed it is bringing its "all-you-can-play" Game Pass subscription service to the PC. The new expansion of the Xbox Game Pass (which launched just over two years ago) "will give players unlimited access to…
Serial publisher of Windows 0-days drops exploits for 3 more unfixed defects

Serial publisher of Windows 0-days drops exploits for 3 more unfixed...

A serial publisher of Microsoft zeroday vulnerabilities has dropped exploit code for three more unpatched flaws, marking the seventh time the unknown person has done so in the past year. Technical details of the vulnerabilities, along with working proof-of-concept exploits, are the work of someone using the moniker SandBoxEscaper. A local privilege-escalation vulnerability in the…
Windows 10 May 2019 Update now presenting to everybody … gradually

Windows 10 May 2019 Update now presenting to everybody … gradually

To avoid a replay of the problems faced by the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, Microsoft has taken a very measured approach to the release of the May 2019 Update, version 1903, with both a long spell as release candidate and a much less aggressive rollout to Windows Update. That rollout starts today. While…
Windows double booting no longer looking most likely on Pixelbooks

Windows double booting no longer looking most likely on Pixelbooks

Enlarge / Google's Pixelbook. Just under a year ago, there were signs that Google was modifying the firmware of its Pixelbook laptop to enable dual booting into Windows 10. The firmware was updated to give the Pixelbook the ability to boot into an "Alternative OS" ("AltOS" mode). The work included references to the Windows Hardware…

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