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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…
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…

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