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Friday, November 27, 2020
Microsoft urges patching severe-impact, wormable server vulnerability

Microsoft urges patching severe-impact, wormable server vulnerability

Enlarge / A data center stock photo. I spy with my little eye some de-badged EMC Symmetrix DMX-3 or DMX-4 disk bays at right and some de-badged EMC CX disk bays at left. Disk arrays like these are a mainstay of traditional enterprise data center SANs. Microsoft is urgently advising Windows server customers to patch…
Unscheduled fixes released for critical flaw in optional Windows codec

Unscheduled fixes released for critical flaw in optional Windows codec

Microsoft has published unscheduled fixes for two vulnerabilities, one of them with a severity rating of critical, that make it possible for attackers to execute malicious code on computers running any version of Windows 10. Unlike the vast majority of Windows patches, the ones released on Tuesday were delivered through the Microsoft Store. The normal…
Here’s what’s happening to Boot Camp amid the Apple silicon transition

Here’s what’s happening to Boot Camp amid the Apple silicon transition

Enlarge / The 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro running macOS.Samuel Axon When Apple announced its plans to transition the Mac to its own, ARM-based silicon and away from the x86 architecture used in Intel Macs, the company listed a plethora of tools for making sure as many applications survive the shift as possible. But while it's…
Exploit code for wormable flaw on unpatched Windows devices published online

Exploit code for wormable flaw on unpatched Windows devices published online

A researcher has published exploit code for a Microsoft Windows vulnerability that, when left unpatched, has the potential to spread from computer to computer with no user interaction. So-called wormable security flaws are among the most severe, because the exploit of one vulnerable computer can start a chain reaction that rapidly spreads to hundreds of…
Windows code-execution zeroday is under active exploit, Microsoft warns

Windows code-execution zeroday is under active exploit, Microsoft warns

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Attackers are actively exploiting a Windows zero-day vulnerability that can execute malicious code on fully updated systems, Microsoft warned on Monday. The font-parsing remote code-execution vulnerability is being used in “limited targeted attacks,” the software maker said in an advisory published on Monday morning. The security flaw exists in the Adobe Type Manager Library, a…
How to alter the font style size on a Windows 10 computer system, to make it much easier to check out text shown on your screen

How to alter the font style size on a Windows 10...

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You can change the font size in Windows 10 to make text on the screen easier to read in just a few steps using the Settings menu.  The option to change the font size in Windows 10 was temporarily removed in 2017, but restored again with the October 2018 update.  If you don't have the…
How to shut off Cortana on a Windows 10 computer system, so it does not use up power and can’t hear or react to your voice

How to shut off Cortana on a Windows 10 computer system,...

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You can turn off Cortana in Windows 10 through the Settings menu by taking away its ability to respond to your voice. Cortana is Microsoft's personal digital assistant, built into Windows 10. It listens for and responds to the wake phrase, "Hey Cortana." If you're concerned about privacy, you can also disable Cortana's permission to…
How to scan a file in Windows 10 utilizing the Windows Scan app

How to scan a file in Windows 10 utilizing the Windows...

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Scanning software can be confusing and time-consuming to set up and operate.  Fortunately, Windows 10 has an app called Windows Scan that simplifies the process for everyone, saving you time and frustration. How to find the Windows Scan app Before you start scanning documents, you'll need to make sure that you have Windows Scan installed…
IE zero-day under active attack gets emergency situation spot

IE zero-day under active attack gets emergency situation spot

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Microsoft has released two unscheduled security updates, one of which patches a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability that attackers are actively exploiting in the wild. The IE vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-1367, is a remote code execution flaw in the way that Microsoft’s scripting engine handles objects in memory in IE. The vulnerability was found by Clément…
Make use of for wormable BlueKeep Windows bug launched into the wild

Make use of for wormable BlueKeep Windows bug launched into the...

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Aurich Lawson For months, security practitioners have worried about the public release of attack code exploiting BlueKeep, the critical vulnerability in older versions of Microsoft Windows that’s “wormable,” meaning it can spread from computer to computer the way the WannaCry worm did two years ago. On Friday, that dreaded day arrived when the Metasploit framework—an…

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