Security

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Plays Nice With Antivirus Programs

Microsoft today provided new details on the changes it has in store for how Windows 10 interacts with antivirus and other security software in the…

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Kaspersky And Microsoft Are Friends Again

But are they best friends forever? Back in June Kaspersky took some extreme measures when it filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft for what the…

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Windows 10 Will No Longer Trust Certificates From Two Chinese Companies

The two Chinese companies are currently embroiled in controversies where technology firms are deprecating their certificates, and Microsoft has now also joined in and made…

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Who Needs Windows Defender When You Have This Free Antivirus

That is, if you’re a consumer. Windows Defender has improved by leaps and bounds these last couple of years, particularly on Windows 10. So much…

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Windows 7 And 8.1 Updates Here To Fix Up A Bunch Of Issues

The second Tuesday of every month brings along its own unique set of goodies for users of Microsoft platforms, and Windows 7 and 8.1 just…

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Oodles And Oodles Of Windows 10 Updates To Launch This Week

Make room! As is typically the case with Microsoft, the company is gearing up to launch a whole bunch of Windows 10 updates as part…

Google Chrome Windows XP Support
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Google Further Extends Windows XP Support For Chrome

It was around this time last year when Microsoft retired one of its most popular operating systems ever. Windows XP was let go on April…

Windows XP Desktop US
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US Army Ending Its Windows XP Contract With Microsoft

However, the organization will still keep running Windows XP on its computers for another year, and is seeking a third-party company to provide patches for…

Surface Pro 3 Firmware New
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New Surface Pro 3 Firmware Brings Enterprise Features

They may not be a regular occurrence, but Surface Pro 3 firmware releases are always awaited. The latest one that Microsoft recently rolled out brings…

Antivirus Protection
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Test Reveals Best Antivirus For Windows 8.1 Home Users

Time for an annual ritual. Or is it biannual? Or monthly? Anyway, finding the best antivirus for Windows 8.1 home users was the point of…

Windows XP Desktop US
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US Government Still Running Windows XP On 10,000 PCs

Bet you didn’t expect to hear about Windows XP, almost a year after retirement. Microsoft officially pulled the plug off the operating system back in…

Windows 7 Upgrade Plans
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Start Planning Your Windows 7 Upgrades, Says Security Expert

The mainstream support for Windows 7, the most popular operating system on the desktop, ended this week. Which means the platform will not be getting…

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First Update Tuesday For 2015 Brings One Critical Fix

Microsoft has started rolling out the first Update Tuesday fixes for 2015, and a total of eight security bulletins are now available that fix recently…

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Only 85 Security Bulletins For Microsoft This Year

Microsoft has been enhancing the security of its products with each passing year, and statistics show that the bulletin count dropped in 2014. Now this…

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Microsoft Reveals Update Tuesday December 2014 Details

The Update Tuesday December 2014 release cycle will be here in a couple of days, say Tuesday, December 9, and Microsoft has announced critical updates…

Windows XP Alert
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Windows XP Vulnerabilities On The Up, Warns Kaspersky

Security companies have been firing off warnings about Windows XP vulnerabilities for years now, and with the vintage OS now unsupported, it has become even…

Windows Phone Malicious Apps
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Malicious Apps Can Simply Be Copied To Windows Phone

A new vulnerability on Windows Phone has just been unearthed that allows malicious apps to run with the same permission as the target. Something Microsoft…

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Windows Getting An Emergency Security Patch Today

Not often do we get out of band security fixes from Microsoft, but the company has just announced one for all versions of Windows. This…

Mobile Pwn2Own Lumia 1520
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Hackers Unable To Defeat Windows Phone At Mobile Pwn2Own

The prestigious Mobile Pwn2Own hacking competition ended on Thursday, bearing good news for the Windows Phone platform. Or partial goods news, if you want to…

Internet Explorer 3 Security Flaw
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Internet Explorer 3 Security Flaw Finally Fixed After 18 Years

Internet Explorer 3, really? Microsoft paid attention to security since Windows 95, but it was really at the start of the last decade that things…