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Why You Should Use Windows Defender's Ransomware Prevention

A crucial security feature in Windows Defender comes disabled by default: Ransomware Protection. That’s surprising, since ransomware is a serious threat that locks down your device and blocks you from accessing your data until you...

Why You Should Use Windows Defender's Ransomware Prevention

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New Ransomware Found Exploiting Former Windows Zero-Day Flaw Researchers at cybersecurity firm Kaspersky have uncovered new encryption ransomware named Sodin (Sodinokibi or REvil) that exploits a recently discovered Windows vulnerability to get elevated......
13:48, 07/06/2019

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 update is out, and it fixes the worst thing about Windows updates Microsoft last month announced a new Windows 10 policy that seems to fix the worst thing about Windows updates in general. The company decided to finally let you choose when or even if you want to install the latest Windows 10 version, and that&rsquo...
07:32, 05/22/2019

Coming soon: Windows Terminal—finally a tabbed, emoji-capable Windows command-line Enlarge / Windows Terminal, showing its support for themes and tabs. (credit: Microsoft) Details are currently scarce, but Microsoft has announced some big changes coming to its command-line interface. In Windows 10, Microsoft has been working to m...
16:48, 05/06/2019

Windows 10 wins big as looming support deadline sees Windows 7 users abandon ship Windows 10 made big gains while Windows 7 experienced a large drop in users last month, as it appears that folks are finally starting to take the impending end of support deadline for the latter OS seriously.This is according to figures from Net Appl...
12:48, 08/04/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: How to enable dark mode in any Windows app With Windows 10 Version 1903, users can enable dark mode for individual apps. Under certain conditions, dark mode will be the preferred configuration setting....
18:32, 06/25/2019

Here’s another Windows 10 interface leak: are we getting an early look at Windows Lite? Microsoft has accidentally leaked a redesigned Start menu, and it seems that the same preview build of Windows 10 also contains an all-new Control Center interface – and given the appearance of these streamlined UI elements, we might just be g...
05:32, 07/25/2019

Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration is going too slowly for many businesses As the Windows 7 end of life approaches, new research from the endpoint management and security company 1E has revealed that many organizations remain significantly behind in completing their Windows 10 migration.The firm found 32 percent of endpoint...
11:48, 07/23/2019

Windows 10 Pro vs Windows 10 Home: All the differences explained When you count all the different ways Windows 10 will be available, there are actually ten editions: Windows 10 Home, Pro, Pro for Workstations, Enterprise, Enterprise LTSC, Education, Pro Education, Windows 10 in S mode, IOT and Team, leaving you wi...
15:32, 08/12/2019

How to use Windows 10's Windows Sandbox to test software Learn how to leverage the built-in Windows Sandbox feature in Windows 10 to emulate a virtual desktop. This will come in handy when you're testing software applications and managed deployments....
09:32, 06/13/2019

Windows 7 users are still refusing to upgrade to Windows 10 Windows 7 users do not appear to want to give up their operating system despite the looming end-of-life deadline, at least going by the latest report from one analytics firm.NetMarketShare’s statistics for the desktop OS market in April showed...
04:16, 05/01/2019

There is no justifying the Brett Gardner defenders Two psychiatrists pass in the hall. One says, “Good morning.” The other says to himself, “I wonder what he meant by that.” Old gag. Yet, those raised on practicality were led to believe that 2 plus 2 equals 4. Now? Well, it’s like “good morning” — it...
00:32, 08/23/2019

Pedro: Van Dijk and Ramos are 'the best defenders' "On the eve of their UEFA Super Cup match against Liverpool, Chelsea forward Pedro said he believes Virgil van Dijk and Sergio Ramos are the best defenders in the world."...
08:00, 08/14/2019

Philippines is deadliest country for defenders of environment Nation replaces Brazil for first time in annual list of murders compiled by Global Witness The Philippines has replaced Brazil as the most murderous country in the world for people defending their land and environment, according to research that puts...
22:48, 07/29/2019

Euro Papers: Arsenal, Man Utd bid farewell to defenders "Two Premier League cult heroes (OK, Chris Smalling probably doesn\u0027t qualify for this accolade) are nearing the exit, according to Friday’s Euro Papers…"...
04:32, 08/30/2019

Is MLS blessed with brilliant attackers ... or terrible defenders? Goals are up this season in MLS and players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic are thriving. But are they just feasting on easy pickings?Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 50th game in Major League Soccer came earlier this month. The LA Galaxy suffered a soul-crushing 4-3...
02:00, 09/10/2019

Is MLS blessed with brilliant attackers ... or are its defenders just terrible? Goals are up this season in MLS and players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic are thriving. But are they just feasting on easy pickings?Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 50th game in Major League Soccer came earlier this month. The LA Galaxy suffered a soul-crushing 4-3...
05:32, 09/10/2019

Will I be forced to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10? Microsoft wants Martin to upgrade Windows 7 to 10 for £120, but what if you can’t afford it or a new PC? Microsoft has just started its bombardment about the end of Windows 7 and upgrading to Windows 10, suggesting that a new device is advisable and ...
03:48, 05/02/2019

Two prominent migrant rights defenders freed in Mexico A Mexican judge has freed two migrant rights activists who organized caravans, said a member of their legal team and a rights group on Wednesday, a week after their arrest which their supporters said was meant to appease the Trump administration....
13:32, 06/12/2019

Kyrie Irving defenders emerge from ‘dysfunctional’ Celtics Celtics fans have loudly blamed Kyrie Irving for their team’s underachieving 2018-19 season, and have painted the Nets’ new point guard as a poor teammate. But after that month-long narrative, some Celtics players — and the team’s owner — are now tel...
04:16, 07/31/2019

Shaky defenders and France's threat: our writers' US World Cup predictions The defending champions have been expected to breeze to the final in years past. But the rest of the world has caught up in the last few yearsUSWNT’s key player is …Julie Ertz. No one else in the squad offers the same physical disruption in central m...
04:16, 06/10/2019

Sounders sign defenders Arreaga, Jones ahead of deadline The Seattle Sounders bolstered their defense by signing Ecuadorian central defender Xavier Arreaga and bringing back Joevin Jones ahead of the MLS transfer window deadline        ...
22:32, 05/07/2019

Koeman: Dutch have 'great future', Van Dijk and De Ligt are 'best defenders' "The Netherlands head into this week\u0027s Nations League semi-finals with one of the best young squads the country has produced in recent years and Dutch football can once again look forward to a bright future, manager Ronald Koeman has said."...
07:48, 06/04/2019

A Rescue Ship Captain Being Held in Italy Is Attracting Donors and Defenders BERLIN (AP) — High-level support and almost three-quarters of a million dollars in donations poured in Sunday for the German captain of a migrant rescue ship who was arrested after she defied repeated orders to stay out of Italy and struck a po...
00:48, 07/01/2019

Kamala Harris to introduce legislation aimed at aiding public defenders Sen. Kamala Harris, who spent her entire legal career as a prosecutor, will introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at helping the other side of the legal scale -- publicly funded defense attorneys....
09:48, 05/08/2019

Phony ‘public defenders’ scamming grannies for ‘bail money’: police Scammers posing as public defenders have bilked two Big Apple grannies out of thousands of dollars, according to police. Officials released a photo Friday of a woman wanted in connection with the flimflam. The hucksters called a 78-year-old Bayside w...
11:00, 07/26/2019

Maryland abortion defenders reveal that 'women's health' talk is a ruse When Democrats complain that states are defunding Planned Parenthood — the nation’s largest abortion business and a politically active group on behalf of Democrats — they frequently complain that such a move deprives women of needed healthcare servic...
09:32, 05/29/2019

Appeals court panel grills Democratic defenders on constitutionality of Obamacare A federal appeals court panel grilled Democratic attorneys general on Tuesday about whether Obamacare violates the U.S. Constitution, as it weighs whether to uphold a Texas judge's ruling striking down the landmark healthcare reform law....
15:48, 07/09/2019

Conrad Black’s unconventional path to a pardon boosted by one of Trump’s biggest on-air defenders Alan Dershowitz, a law professor who has regularly gone on television to declare Trump’s innocence from charges of obstruction of justice, wrote a letter to the White House requesting the pardon....
09:16, 05/23/2019

Alleged Parkland gunman to be represented by public defenders despite large inheritance, judge rules The public defenders representing Nikolas Cruz must continue to defend the Parkland school shooter, despite their recent request to be removed from the case after learning Cruz is due to inherit more than $430,000....
14:32, 05/03/2019

Penn professor under fire after suggesting US better off with 'fewer nonwhites', defenders say comment lacks context A University of Pennsylvania professor is facing calls to fire a professor over the comments that she made at a conservative conference last weekend, insinuating that the U.S would be better off with “more whites and fewer nonwhites.”...
10:48, 07/19/2019

Jeffrey Epstein, accused of sexually abusing teenage girls, surrounded himself with influential network of defenders The alleged sex trafficker, who previously pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor for prostitution, used power, money and charm to make powerful connections....
01:48, 07/10/2019

Colombia: ‘Terrible trend’ of rights defenders killed, harassed; UN calls for ‘significant effort’ to tackle impunity Alarmed by the “strikingly high number” of human rights defenders being killed, harassed and threatened in Colombia, the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) in the country on Friday, called on authorities to “make a significant effort” to “tackle the ende...
11:32, 05/10/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: ambulance attack in Libya, #GlobalGoals defenders, human rights in Cambodia, Swine Fever On Thursday, we cover: a tragic attack against an ambulance in Libya; six new advocates for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals; a call for a change in political culture in Cambodia; and how Swine Fever in China is affecting global food prices....
22:16, 05/09/2019

Use of HIV prevention pill rising among men who have sex with men (Reuters Health) - A growing proportion of American men who have sex with men know they can take a daily pill to avoid infection with HIV and more of them are using it, a U.S. study suggests....
17:48, 07/30/2019

How can I make Windows 10 look more like Windows 7? Elizabeth’s new laptop has Windows 10 but she prefers Windows 7. What are her options? I now have a Lenovo laptop which has Windows 10 installed, but to be honest with you, I preferred Windows 7, which was on my last two computers. What would you sug...
06:00, 06/06/2019

If You Can't Upgrade From Windows 7 to Windows 10, What Should You Do? While I always recommend upgrading to the latest and greatest version of whatever software you’re using, this might not be the best option if you’re running an older device that’s already struggling to function. This is especially true of operating s...
10:00, 06/21/2019

FCC suggests '988' as new suicide prevention hotline U.S. Federal Communications Commission staffers recommended the agency designate "988" as a new phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in place of the current 10-digit number, the FCC said on Thursday....
11:00, 08/15/2019

Wet farts (watery flatulence): Causes and prevention Watery flatulence is when liquid passes out with gas when someone farts. We explore what causes wet farts, including digestive issues and food intolerances, plus we discuss how to prevent watery farts....
23:48, 09/04/2019

FDA targets teens with e-cigarette prevention ads Today, the FDA launched its first e-cigarette prevention TV ads. Part of "The Real Cost" campaign, they're meant to educate teens on the dangers of e-cigarette use. The ads will target nearly 10.7 million teens, aged 12 to 17, who have used e-ci...
10:16, 07/22/2019

KT rolls out epidemic prevention app in Laos Following launches in West Africa, the South Korean telco is set to expand the rollout of its epidemic prevention platform to Southeast Asia as well....
21:32, 09/08/2019

PrEP Made HIV Prevention Easier—and It’s Getting Even Simpler The drug Truvada, or PrEP, has helped drastically reduce new HIV infections, but taking a daily pill can be onerous. Now there might be other options....
20:16, 07/30/2019

A generic HIV prevention drug should arrive in 2021 Pharmaceutical giant Gilead has agreed to release its exclusive patent to manufacture and sell the HIV-prevention drug Truvada. This means we could see a generic version of the pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) on the market earlier than expected. T...
13:32, 05/08/2019

Home remedies for lice: Effectiveness and prevention Research into whether home remedies can eliminate lice is ongoing. Here, learn what the current evidence says, when to seek medical treatment, and how to prevent a lice infestation from spreading....
20:00, 07/24/2019

Pediatricians don't always get adequate suicide-prevention training (Reuters Health) - Although experts supervising new pediatricians and teaching trainee doctors agree that preventing child and teen suicide is important, most also say current training isn't adequate, according to a new U.S. study....
15:32, 05/30/2019

The best Windows tablets 2019: all of the top Windows tablets reviewed The best Windows 10 tablets are getting better and better. Not only are they great for watching Netflix, chatting with friends and doing casual gaming, but because of their lightweight designs and powerful components, they’re among the best 2-...
19:48, 06/20/2019

Fortune 500 CEOs swear by this burnout prevention training Burnout has been grabbing headlines again after the World Health Organization officially recognized it as an 'occupational phenomenon.' CNBC Make It's Karen Gilchrist went to check out one training academy that claims to have the solut...
19:00, 07/04/2019

Generic HIV prevention drug coming in 2020, Gilead says Following a campaign by activists, Gilead announced a generic version of Truvada, or PrEP, will be available next September, a year earlier than expected, NBC News reports....
15:48, 05/08/2019

Parkinson's: New gene therapy shows promise for prevention Researchers from Japan have tested a new gene therapy against Parkinson's disease using mouse models. Their results suggest that the approach is effective....
01:48, 06/07/2019

Lifestyle stressed in cardiovascular disease prevention guideline NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new guideline from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association emphasizes social determinants of health and calls for their incorporation into shared decision-making to optimize prevention of ca...
18:16, 08/09/2019

Global Health: Gilead Will Donate Truvada to U.S. for H.I.V. Prevention The manufacturer will provide enough of the drug to supply 200,000 patients annually for more than a decade. Critics said it would not be enough to end the AIDS epidemic and questioned the company’s motives....
18:32, 05/09/2019

HIV prevention pill recommended for healthy people at risk (Reuters Health) - Healthy people at risk for HIV should take a daily pill to minimize their chances of getting the virus, according to new guidelines from an influential panel of U.S. physicians....
14:48, 06/11/2019

Generic version of HIV prevention drug on way after activist campaign Gilead Sciences, makers of HIV prevention drug Truvada, have announced that a generic version will be available as early as September 2020. Truvada, also called PrEP, is a daily pill that prevents those who take the drug from transmitting to their pa...
14:32, 05/09/2019

How the messaging app ‘bthere’ became a sexual assault prevention tool For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and harassment, and how it can help and support survivors. This story explores how the app bthere wants to combat and prevent ...
16:16, 05/21/2019

FCC proposes 3-digit number for suicide prevention hotline TUCSON – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2017, more than 47,000 people in the United States died by suicide. A new three-digit phone number is in the works to help save lives. Last week, the FCC announced it woul...
23:16, 08/19/2019

FCC pitches 9-8-8 as new U.S. suicide prevention, mental health hotline The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved a a measure to create a national three-digit phone number -- similar to 911 for emergencies -- that connects with the National Suicide Prevention Hotline....
14:32, 08/15/2019

Officials offer prevention tips during wildfire season TUCSON – The National Weather Service says it is wildfire season in Southern Arizona and with windy conditions this week, all it takes is a cigarette thrown out a window to start a massive fire. “Fire season can be year round, but certain...
06:32, 05/20/2019

Avoiding ad networks is not an effective fraud prevention solution The right fraud detection alarms backed by data science and machine learning technology can identify all types of fraudulent app install activity.Read More...
19:00, 07/24/2019

Microsoft brings tracking prevention to its Edge browser Recently Mozilla has updated Firefox with features that block companies from tracking you across different websites, and now Microsoft is testing similar tech in its Chromium-based Edge browser. Insider beta testers with the latest Canary release on....
01:48, 06/28/2019

Ashley Massaro was set to appear in suicide prevention video before death Before former WWE star Ashley Massaro tragically took her own life in May, she agreed to appear in a video for a song about suicide prevention written by her colleague at a Long Island radio station. “Ashley was very enthusiastic about the song,” Bri...
12:32, 06/28/2019

NYPD overhauls prevention protocol after recent cop suicides The NYPD is working to overhaul its suicide prevention protocols following a disturbing spate of officers killing themselves this month, Police Commissioner James O’Neill said Friday. “Going forward in the next few days we’re gonna come out with some...
17:00, 06/28/2019

Gilead files challenge to government patents for HIV prevention pill The pharmaceutical company petitioned the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, saying the government’s claim to have invented the concept of using Truvada to prevent HIV is invalid....
13:32, 08/22/2019

Chromium-based Edge gets tracking prevention for better online privacy Chromium-based Edge has now got tracking prevention functionality, so those testing Microsoft’s revamped browser can give it a whirl.Tracking prevention is now available to Edge testers on the Canary channel, meaning the earliest preview versi...
03:48, 06/28/2019

Secret Service: Mass attack prevention should focus on behaviors Most of the people who carried out mass attacks in public spaces last year had made threatening communications, and 75 percent of those communications had aroused concern in others, the Secret Service said Tuesday....
17:00, 07/09/2019

September sees focus on teen suicide prevention and awareness TUCSON — September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. With school back in session, officials are working to make sure resources are available for vulnerable youth. “Suicide is a very complicated issue,” said Luis Barcelo of Tee...
22:32, 09/09/2019

WHO calls for suicide prevention strategy as global rate dips The UN health agency has called on countries to "incorporate proven suicide prevention strategies" to create awareness and extend health care. "One person still dies every 40 seconds from suicide," said the WHO's chief....
09:32, 09/09/2019

FDA panel backs Gilead's HIV prevention drug Descovy, except in women An FDA advisory panel on Wednesday voted in favor of Gilead Sciences Inc's combination drug to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV infection in men and transgender women who have sex with men....
07:48, 08/08/2019

Prediction rather than prevention is way forward to stay one step ahead of hackers Predictive risk management strategy rather than prevention is the need of the hour in the cybersecurity space to enable organisations to proactively identify threats and allow them to stay one step ahead of potential threats, industry experts said.&#...
07:00, 09/09/2019

Trial of HIV prevention implant hailed as boost in fight against disease Device tested in humans for first time, raising prospect of ‘fit and forget’ treatmentAn implant containing an HIV-prevention drug has been trialled in humans, in a step experts have hailed as an exciting development in curtailing infections.Pre-expo...
18:16, 07/23/2019

Facebook used its AI smarts to build detailed disease prevention maps Facebook has created highly detailed population maps to help health organizations, researchers and universities tackle disease outbreaks and plan public health campaigns. They focus on population density with demographic estimates, how people move an...
09:00, 05/20/2019

Forest Fire prevention icon Smokey Bear is turning 75 CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — There will be 75 candles on his birthday cake and Smokey Bear still hopes none of them start a forest fire. The icon of the longest-running public service campaign in the U.S. is being honored with birthday parties around the co...
14:16, 08/10/2019

Southern Arizona students testing out e-cigarette prevention program TUCSON-  A new test program based out of the University of Arizona is working to educate pre-teens about the dangers of vaping and addiction. The pilot program is aimed at fifth and sixth graders and includes 22 schools in Oregon and 22 schools in so...
12:16, 09/17/2019

FCC proposes '988' for quick access to national suicide prevention line The FCC wants accessing a national suicide prevention line to be as simple as dialing 988. In a report sent to Congress today, staff members recommend that the FCC designate 988 as the 3-digit dialing code for a nationwide suicide prevention and ment...
15:32, 08/15/2019

FCC pushing forward with three-digit suicide prevention hotline similar to '911' The Federal Communication Commission is one step closer to designating the number ‘988’ as a national suicide prevention number akin to how ‘911’ is used for emergencies....
12:00, 08/15/2019

Gilead, HHS chief announce donation of HIV prevention drug Truvada Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar announced a deal this week for drugmaker Gilead Sciences to donate billions of dollars in HIV prevention drugs over the course of the next decade....
09:48, 05/10/2019

Abuse prevention experts: Ex-cardinal letters raise red flag Correspondence penned by disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to the young men he sexually abused show how a globe-trotting bishop made vulnerable men feel special — and then took advantage of them....
14:48, 08/06/2019

Provention Bio shares more than triple on diabetes prevention study results Shares of Provention Bio, a New Jersey-based drug company that went public last year, more than tripled Monday after the company's experimental medicine appeared to delay onset of type 1 diabetes in a clinical trial....
12:32, 06/10/2019

Patient groups push back against Gilead's pricey HIV prevention treatment Gilead Sciences Inc hopes to soon introduce a pricey new pill to prevent HIV in people at risk of contracting the infection, but the drugmaker faces opposition from an unusual source: patient advocates....
07:48, 08/08/2019

Gilead CEO insists government patent for HIV prevention pill Truvada is invalid Daniel O’Day testified before the House Oversight Committee, which called a hearing after The Washington Post reported that the government had opted against filing a patent infringement case on the drug’s use....
09:16, 05/16/2019

Falls Prevention Coalition to hold resource events throughout southern Arizona Courtesy: Southern Chapter of the Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition TUCSON – Unexpected falls among adults of all ages can lead to major health and safety concerns. Sept. 23 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day, and the Southern Chapter of the Arizona ...
16:16, 09/11/2019

Lizzo Gets Real About Her Blues in ‘I’m Listening,’ Kicking Off Suicide Prevention Week In June, “Truth Hurts” singer Lizzo went on social media to share that she was going through a rough time, ending her Instagram post, “Life hurts.”...
20:16, 09/07/2019

Suicide Prevention Day means opportunity for discussion about a difficult issue, expert says Suicide is never an easy topic to discuss, but having a national day to recognize its impacts can be a boon for those focusing on prevention, an expert says....
06:01, 09/10/2019

New ransomware spreads via SMS While Android ransomware has been declining since 2017, ESET researchers have discovered a new ransomware family that uses victims' contact lists to spread further via SMS messages containing malicious links.The new ransomware, referred to as An...
15:48, 07/29/2019

Drugmaker Gilead reaches agreement with White House to donate HIV prevention med PrEP Gilead will donate its PrEP medication Truvada, which is used to reduce the risk of HIV infection and usually sells for $1,600 to $2,000 a month in the United States....
05:32, 05/10/2019

HIV/AIDS group concerned over proposed overdose prevention site at Alberta prison The Correctional Service of Canada says it has received a Health Canada exemption that would permit the site at Drumheller Institution by the end of the month....
18:48, 06/12/2019

FOCUS-Patient groups push back against Gilead's pricey HIV prevention treatment Gilead Sciences Inc hopes to soon introduce a pricey new pill to prevent HIV in people at risk of contracting the infection, but the drugmaker faces opposition from an unusual source: patient advocates....
04:16, 08/07/2019

Happy birthday, Smokey Bear! See 75 years of the famous fire prevention mascot Smokey Bear has been the face of wildfire prevention for 75 years in one of the longest PSA campaigns in the U.S.        ...
10:16, 08/09/2019

Dentist offices across the U.S. hit with ransomware Hundreds of dentist offices around the United States were hit with ransomware this week according to multiple reports from ZDNet, CNN and security researcher Brian Krebs. The incidents are the result of an apparent vulnerability in software provided....
05:00, 08/30/2019

Why ransomware is still a pressing threat What changes have you observed in the ransomware landscape? At the start of the year we made a prediction that in 2019, synergistic threats will multiply, requiring combined responses. For context, attacks are usually centred on the use of one threat...
02:32, 06/14/2019

Why does ransomware keep evading your defenses? Ransomware has long been a menace for organizations and consumers. Global damage cost estimates reach about 10 billion USD per year. After all these years, why does ransomware continue to be so good at being so bad? The answer is a combination of the...
06:48, 06/13/2019

‘Your life matters’: Wisconsin farmer carves suicide prevention message into corn maze CNN – “Your life matters.” That’s the mental health message a corn maze is sharing with the world. The Wisconsin maze has had different designs over the years, but this year, the owners decided to focus on suicide prevention t...
07:48, 08/02/2019

A tale of two cities: Why ransomware will just get worse Enlarge / Baltimore, Maryland; Riviera Beach, Florida. Both got ransomware, and the outcomes were... the worst of times, and the worst of times. Earlier this week, the city of Riviera Beach, Florida, faced a $600,000 demand from ransomware operato...
16:00, 06/21/2019

Ransomware threats see major resurgence Ransomware is making a comeback according to a new report from McAfee which observed that ransomware samples grew by 118 percent during the first quarter of this year as cybercriminals adopted new tactics to evade detection.The cybersecurity firm&apo...
16:00, 08/29/2019

Baltimore’s bill for ransomware: Over $18 million, so far Enlarge / Baltimore City Hall, where the ransomware battle continues. (credit: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) BALTIMORE—It has been a month since the City of Baltimore's networks were brought to a standstill by ransomware. On Tuesday, Mayor Bernard ...
14:48, 06/05/2019

Ransomware mutations double in 2019 During the second quarter of this year, researchers at Kaspersky detected 16,017 new ransomware modifications including ones belonging to eight new malware families which is a dangerous sign that criminal activity is intensifying online.The number of...
19:00, 08/20/2019

Central Mali: Top UN genocide prevention official sounds alarm over recent ethnically-targeted killings The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed on Thursday his deepest concern and strongly condemned recent attacks against villages in Mali, including mass-killings last weekend in the Mopti region, which l...
09:48, 04/28/2019

'Three steps ahead': How Cowboys' Amari Cooper leverages chess, Rubik’s Cube to outwit defenders Now finishing up his first offseason in Dallas, star wideout is polishing his game ... while looking for new challenges off the field.       ...
06:00, 06/09/2019

AI Helps Companies, Cities Fight Ransomware As companies and municipalities struggle to deal with ransomware attacks that lock down computers and hold data hostage, many organizations are turning to artificial intelligence to quickly detect the malware and stop it from spreading....
17:00, 08/15/2019

Johannesburg power company hit by ransomware attack The company supplying South Africa's Johannesburg with electricity has been attacked by a ransomware virus. The virus has "encrypted all our databases" representatives of City Power said online....
04:32, 07/25/2019

The price of being a ransomware hero: Chips with Everything podcast Jordan Erica Webber chats to Fabian Wosar, a renowned anti-ransomware expert, who has worked on thousands of cases during his career. The victims that Fabian helps love him. The ransomware hackers he thwarts – not so much. He talks about the sacrific...
09:48, 07/29/2019

New Android ‘sex simulator’ ransomware spreads via SMS messages If you’re using an Android phone, there’s a new family of ransomware attack that leverages SMS to spread, according to new research from Slovakia-based cybersecurity firm ESET. The ransomware — referred to as Android/Filecoder.C and active since July...
08:16, 07/31/2019

Best free anti-ransomware software 2019 Of all the malware attacks you can experience, ransomware has to be one of the worst. While some paid-for anti-virus programs will protect against ransomware, most free ones do not. The result is that most PC's are likely vulnerable to this part...
12:16, 05/30/2019

Ransomware attacks in US cities are using a stolen NSA tool The ransomware attacks in Baltimore and other US cities appear to have a common thread: they're using NSA tools on the agency's home soil. In-the-know security experts talking to the New York Times said the malware in the cyberattacks is us...
12:32, 05/25/2019

Eurofins Scientific detects ransomware in some of its IT systems Food and biopharma product testing company Eurofins Scientific said on Monday that some of its IT systems were affected by a form of ransomware during the weekend....
02:32, 06/03/2019

“We need to up our game”—DHS cybersecurity director on Iran and ransomware Enlarge / Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, at a recent Senate hearing. Krebs issued a warning earlier this week on a surge in Iranian state-sponsored "malicious cyb...
13:00, 06/28/2019

Ransomware: Why cities have become such a big target for cyberattacks - and why it'll get worse A number of US cities have paid ransoms of hundreds of thousands of dollars after getting caught out by hackers -- and if the business model is working, cybercriminals will keep exploiting it....
04:00, 07/24/2019

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and the criminals are winning Ransomware attacks, which see which see individuals and organisations locked out of their data unless they pay up, are on the rise and raking in huge profits...
10:00, 07/05/2019

Hackers could use Wi-Fi to install ransomware on DSLR cameras Digital cameras with built-in Wi-Fi let people quickly send images to other devices. But a vulnerability in the process could leave people’s cameras exposed...
02:32, 08/13/2019

Florida city gives in to $600,000 bitcoin ransomware demand Riviera Beach, a city in Florida, is set to pay hackers $600,000 in bitcoin with the hope of having its systems restored. Hackers took over the systems several weeks ago, when a police department employee opened a malicious email that allowed them to...
08:48, 06/20/2019

Georgia courts (mostly) shrug off ransomware attack Enlarge / The latest victim of an apparent wave of Ryuk ransomware has managed to fend off paying attackers, but not everyone is getting away unscathed. (credit: Getty Images) A spokesman for Georgia's Administrative Office of the Courts has confir...
14:00, 07/02/2019

Johannesburg’s power supplier gets the better of ransomware attackers A ransomware infection at one of South Africa‘s electricity providers left some city residents of Johannesburg without any power. City Power, one of the largest power suppliers in Johannesburg, said the attack encrypted all its databases, application...
03:16, 07/26/2019

Baltimore ransomware nightmare could last weeks more, with big consequences Enlarge / Days after Mayor "Jack" Young took over for disgraced Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, ransomware took down Baltimore City's networks. It may be weeks or months before things return to normal—and "normal" wasn't that great, either, based on ...
17:00, 05/20/2019

Johannesburg power body hit by ransomware attack City Power, responsible for powering South Africa's financial capital Johannesburg, said on Thursday it had been hit by a ransomware virus that had encrypted all of its databases, applications and network....
04:16, 07/25/2019

Ransomware attacks targeting US cities on the rise https://pmd.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/us/2019/05/10/ransomware-attacks-marquardt-dnt-tsr-vpx.cnn_2603699_768x432_1300k.mp4 _____ Crippling ransomware attacks targeting US government entities are on the rise. CNN’s Alex Marquardt reports. Source:...
10:32, 05/12/2019

As Ransomware Rages, Debate Heats Up on Response At least 170 county, city or state government systems have been hit since 2013, with 22 incidents this year, according to the US Conference of Mayors, which adopted a resolution opposing ransomware......
05:48, 07/15/2019

How One Texas County Stopped a Ransomware Attack Lubbock County was one of 23 local government systems in Texas hit by a ransomware attack earlier this month. It appears to be the only one that thwarted the hackers, saving the county potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars....
06:00, 08/31/2019

Hackers behind Texas ransomware attacks want $2.5 million The threat actor behind the coordinated ransomware attack against multiple Texas local governments may have gained access to its computer systems via a third-party software provider. According to NPR, which first reported the development, the attacke...
06:32, 08/23/2019

Protect Yourself Against New Android Ransomware That Pretends to Be Porn A new Android threat was recently discovered by ESET researchers, and it has a quirky adult theme that might be enough to sucker unsuspecting users into installing it....
16:16, 07/30/2019

Rash of ransomware continues with 13 new victims—most of them schools Enlarge (credit: PhotoAlto / Frederic Cirou / Getty Images) As investigations into a massive, coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas continues, 13 new victims of ransomware attacks have been publicly identified. Most of t...
18:00, 08/30/2019

Ransomware remains a huge threat to businesses Cybercriminals have changed their tactics when launching ransomware attacks after finding that those targeting businesses offer a much higher return on investment than attacks against consumers, according to new research from Malwarebytes.In the past...
15:16, 08/08/2019

Conflict prevention, mediation: among ‘most important tools’ to reduce human suffering, Guterres tells Security Council  Conflict prevention and mediation are two of “the most important tools at our disposal to reduce human suffering” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday.  ...
12:00, 06/12/2019

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: mental health, conflict prevention, Ebola in Uganda, Sudan protests, child labour This Wednesday’s top stories are: one-in-five conflict-affected people suffer from a mental illness; the Security Council holds a special session on conflict prevention; 5-year-old Congolese boy is first to die from Ebola in Uganda; Sudanese protesto...
13:32, 06/12/2019

Johannesburg ransomware attack leaves city without power South Africa's largest city and financial capital Johannesburg has been hit by a ransomware attack that infected an electricity provider and left some of its residents without power.The ransomware infection affected City Power which provides pre...
11:00, 07/25/2019

Baltimore IT head apologizes for ransomware attack response BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s chief information technology official has apologized to city leaders for the response to a cyberattack that has crippled the city for a month. The Baltimore Sun reports Frank Johnson offered his “sincere apolo...
17:16, 06/08/2019

Baltimore's Government Held Hostage by Ransomware Attack For the second time in just over a year, Baltimore has fallen victim to a major cyberattack. Last year, hackers targeted the city’s 911 emergency system, but this time around, the city government’s files are being held hostage by ransomware.Read more...
13:16, 05/08/2019

How Ransomware Attacks Are Forcing Big Payments From Cities, Counties Somewhere, likely far from U.S. shores, cybercriminals are reaping handsome rewards by wielding malicious software called Ryuk to attack places as random as LaPorte County, Ind., and Lake City, Fla....
07:16, 07/26/2019

Paying ransomware pirates only encourages more criminal hackers Follow the FBI’s advice: Don’t pay hacking ransoms. Invest taxpayer dollars in training programs, spam filters and other cybersecurity: Our view       ...
14:48, 07/25/2019

Crippling ransomware attacks targeting US cities on the rise Targeted ransomware attacks on local US government entities -- cities, police stations and schools -- are on the rise, costing localities millions as some pay off the perpetrators in an effort to untangle themselves and restore vital systems....
19:32, 05/10/2019

CEOs pay ransomware. Don't deny mayors that option. But once your government network got hacked, don’t let it happen again, writes Richard A. Clarke, a former White House counterterrorism coordinator.       ...
14:48, 07/25/2019

Ransomware attack forces Baltimore government to go ‘manual’ BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young says a ransomware virus that hit the city’s computer systems has forced operations to “revert back to manual.” The Baltimore Sun reports the extent of the Robbinhood ...
05:32, 05/09/2019

A ransomware attack is holding Baltimore's networks hostage A ransomware attack brought Baltimore city government's computers to a halt yesterday. The hackers are reportedly holding the city's files hostage, demanding up to 13 Bitcoins (about $76,280) to free the city's systems. As of this afte...
13:32, 05/08/2019

Baltimore ransomware attack will cost the city over $18 million Fresh off dealing with chaos caused by last month's ransomware attack, the city of Baltimore has a new problem to deal with -- the $18 million in damages that came with it....
09:00, 06/06/2019

How insurance companies are fueling a rise in ransomware attacks Enlarge / Lloyd's of London. (credit: Mark Towning / Flickr) On June 24, the mayor and council of Lake City, Fla., gathered in an emergency session to decide how to resolve a ransomware attack that had locked the city's computer files for the prece...
18:32, 08/27/2019

US officials fear ransomware attack against 2020 election Intelligence officials are concerned that foreign hackers in 2020 not only will target voter registration databases but attempt to manipulate, disrupt or destroy the data....
10:00, 08/27/2019

Whitehats use DoS attack to score key victory against ransomware crooks Enlarge / A diagram showing how a DoS shut down an ongoing ransomware campaign. (credit: Intezer) Whitehats used a novel denial-of-service hack to score a key victory against ransomware criminals. Unfortunately, the blackhats have struck back by up...
22:00, 07/10/2019

Ransomware Attacks Are Testing Resolve of Cities Across America As hackers lock up networks that power police forces and utilities, municipalities must operate with hobbled computer systems, and decide whether to pay ransoms....
09:00, 08/22/2019

This new ransomware is targeting network attached storage devices NAS devices are often used to store critical data and back-ups - but many are exposed to the open internet and the cybercriminals behind eCh0raix are taking advantage....
21:32, 07/10/2019

GandCrab ransomware shuts down after netting authors billions The operators behind the GandCrab ransomware have announced that they are closing up shop after almost a year and a half in which they claimed to have earned $2bn from ransom payments.GandCrab rose in popularity among cybercriminals after the operato...
14:00, 06/18/2019

U.S. officials fear ransomware attack against 2020 election Intelligence officials are concerned that foreign hackers in 2020 not only will target voter registration databases but attempt to manipulate, disrupt or destroy the data....
13:00, 08/26/2019

Ransomware attacks on local governments won’t ebb anytime soon, experts say Many city agencies targeted by hackers have had to scramble to get police, 911 systems and fire departments back online. Experts worry that many local governments are sitting ducks, as municipalities often lack the funding to keep their security syst...
18:00, 08/20/2019

Ransomware, “wiper” malware attacks have more than doubled, IBM team says Enlarge / RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 28, 2017: The silhouette of a young man against a red background with a projected message related to the Petya ransomware; on 27 June 2017 a variant of the Petya ransomware virus hit computers of companies in Russia, U...
18:48, 08/05/2019

Ransomware Attack Hits 22 Texas Towns, Authorities Say The state declined to say which towns were affected by the coordinated cyberattack. But one expert said it could signal more such attacks in the future....
16:00, 08/20/2019

Cybersecurity experts warn Baltimore over ransomware attacks Cybersecurity experts say Baltimore is playing with fire as a deadline to pay thousands of dollars in ransom to hackers holding several of the city’s servers hostage has come and gone. It has been two weeks since a cyberattack crippled Baltimor...
16:48, 05/20/2019

Ransomware Attack Hits 23 Texas Towns, Authorities Say The state declined to say which towns were affected by the coordinated cyberattack. But one expert said it could signal more such attacks in the future....
02:48, 08/20/2019

Local governments are still woefully unprepared to fight ransomware Our state and local governments found themselves under siege in 2019 from William Plunketts for the internet age. But rather than pistols and roadblocks, this new generation of bandits come armed with encryption algorithms and demands for bitcoin. Ca...
14:48, 07/26/2019

US officials brace for ransomware attacks against election systems It's no secret that many American officials are worried about hacks targeting the 2020 election, but there's one fear this time around that wasn't present in 2016: ransomware. Reuters has learned that Homeland Security's Cybersec...
02:00, 08/27/2019

New ransomware strike kicks 23 Texas agencies offline Authorities are examining a new ransomware attack in Texas that has taken nearly two dozen government agencies offline -- the latest in a string of digital hijackings against municipalities nationwide....
07:32, 08/20/2019

Florida LAN: Someone clicks link, again, giving Key Biscayne ransomware Enlarge / Key Biscayne, Florida, is the third Florida local government to get hit by ransomware within a month. (credit: Alicia Vera/Bloomberg via Getty Images) A third Florida local government has reported that it has been struck by ransomware. Ke...
04:00, 06/29/2019

Ransomware attacks are expensive threat for cities and states These frequent attacks have exposed the soft underside of the nation’s cybersecurity preparedness as hackers snarl basic services for millions of Americans....
22:00, 08/23/2019

Ransomware: The key lesson Maersk learned from battling the NotPetya attack Protection is important - but it's equally as important to ensure your recovery process is strong, says head of cybersecurity compliance at the shipping giant....
04:32, 04/29/2019

Baltimore ransomware perp pinky-swears he didn’t use NSA exploit Enlarge / Oh, Baltimore. (credit: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) Over the past few weeks, a Twitter account that has since been confirmed by researchers to be that of the operator of the ransomware that took down Baltimore City's networks May 4 has ...
17:00, 06/04/2019

Ransomware infection takes some police car laptops offline in Georgia Ransomware infection impacted police car laptops for the Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Capitol Police, and the Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Division....
18:48, 07/29/2019

23 state agencies across Texas succumb to a ‘coordinated ransomware attack’ It seems like not a day goes by without a major company being hacked or a government-run institution exposed to ransomware attacks. Now, state agencies in Texas have succumbed to a coordinated ransomware attack that has impacted at least 23 local gov...
03:48, 08/19/2019

Ransomware Hits Georgia Courts As Municipal Attacks Spread Almost every month in 2019 so far has seen reports of a local government falling prey to ransomware, but this series of attacks belies an even broader threat....
06:16, 07/02/2019

“RobbinHood” ransomware takes down Baltimore city government networks Enlarge / Most of Baltimore City's networks were shut down as a ransomware attack took down mail servers and other systems at a number of city departments on May 7. (credit: Alex Wroblewski / Getty images) Systems at a number of departments of Bal...
10:00, 05/08/2019

New ransomware infections are the worst drive-by attacks in recent memory Enlarge (credit: Malwarebytes) An ongoing operation that’s installing ransomware and other malware on the computers of unsuspecting website visitors is one of the most potent drive-by attack campaigns researchers have seen in recent memory. The att...
19:48, 06/27/2019

Texas says no to ransom demand as it recovers from a ‘coordinated ransomware attack’ Texas officials have said that none of the municipalities impacted by the crippling ransomware attack last month have yielded to the ransom demand. In its first update since August 20, the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) — which is le...
08:01, 09/09/2019

Ransomware strike takes down 23 Texas local government agencies Enlarge / They did. (credit: Getty Images) Early on August 16, a total of 23 local government organizations in Texas were hit by a coordinated ransomware attack. The type of ransomware has not been revealed, and Texas officials asserted that no sta...
04:48, 08/20/2019

Exclusive: U.S. officials fear ransomware attack against 2020 election The U.S. government plans to launch a program in roughly one month that narrowly focuses on protecting voter registration databases and systems ahead of the 2020 presidential election....
14:32, 08/26/2019

Ransomware attack in Texas targets local government agencies Ransomware attacks against local governments are still a clear problem, and Texas is discovering this first hand. The state has revealed that 23 government entities reported a ransomware attack on the morning of August 16th. Most of these were "sma...
15:00, 08/18/2019

Security Researcher Installs Ransomware on a Canon 80D DSLR: Report Researcher at Check Point Research managed to install a ransomer on a Canon EOS 80D DSLR, as a proof of concept that digital cameras are vulnerable to attacks too....
12:33, 08/13/2019

A ransomware revival leads to 2.2 billion stolen credentials on the dark web in Q1 In a new report, McAfee Labs said cybercriminals were focusing in on attacking weak IoT devices and extracting huge troves of data from large companies....
14:00, 08/28/2019

Zero-day attackers deliver a double dose of ransomware—no clicking required Enlarge (credit: Cisco Talos) Attackers have been actively exploiting a critical zero-day vulnerability in the widely used Oracle WebLogic server to install ransomware, with no clicking or other interaction necessary on the part of end users, resea...
01:16, 05/03/2019

Phishing, ransomware are top cyber attacks on financial services firms There's been a massive increase in the number of cyber incidents reported to the regulator. But many are the fault of internal failures, not hackers....
08:00, 07/01/2019

Owners must protect their businesses from ransomware before it's too late | Gene Marks Attackers are targeting small businesses and even forcing some to close for not paying up – but there are precautions owners can take to reduce the oddsRansomware is a multibillion-dollar a year business and when you look at it from the aspect of the...
05:10, 05/01/2019

Ransomware attack on Baltimore continues to hold the city hostage Earlier this month, hackers successfully deployed a piece of ransomware that, for about two weeks now, has effectively shut down a range of key public services in the city of Baltimore. All told, the ransomware in question has locked down approximate...
19:16, 05/22/2019

Leading forensics firm reportedly pays ransomware demand Eurofins Scientific, the leading forensic services outfit in the UK, has paid out to criminals who hit the company with a ransomware attack, according to a report.While Eurofins Scientific wouldn’t be drawn to comment on whether the ransom had...
10:16, 07/08/2019

Experts: Ransomware hackers count on confusion, panic to bilk victims The decision by a South Florida city last week to pay cyber terrorists $600,000 to retake control of government computers has drawn criticism from the public and law enforcement....
10:48, 06/26/2019

Vectra: Ransomware attacks are spreading to cloud, datacenter, and enterprise infrastructure Ransomware is spreading to wider targets, such as cloud, datacenter, and enterprise infrastructure, according to a report by security firm Vectra.Read More...
08:16, 08/07/2019

Cybersecurity officials warn state and local agencies (again) to fend off ransomware Enlarge / Georgia State Police and Capitol Police had their laptops taken offline by ransomware in the latest of many attacks on state and local government agencies. (credit: Scott Olson / Getty Images) Yesterday, the Georgia Department of Public S...
18:16, 07/31/2019

Ransomware attack cripples at least 20 local Texas agencies, state government says At least 20 local government entities across Texas have been taken hostage by a coordinated ransomware attack, the Texas Department of Information Resources announced Friday....
23:00, 08/17/2019

Texas ransomware attacks show big gaps in cyber defenses — expect more like them Local governments often share service providers, making many vulnerable at once, and ransomware can be used to mask more targeted activity by nation-states....
17:00, 08/22/2019

While one Texas county shook off ransomware, small cities took full punch Enlarge / They did. (credit: Hemera Technologies/Getty Images) Few details have emerged about the coordinated ransomware attack that struck 22 local governments in Texas last week. But five local governments affected by the attack have been identi...
22:32, 08/21/2019

Ransomware Attackers and Insurance Companies Are Forming a Human Centipede of Profits Ransomware incidents—cyberattacks in which bad actors demand payment in exchange for encrypted files—are a frighteningly common fixture of our modern era. But more troubling is that the number of attacks may be hiking due, in part, to the insurance c...
13:32, 08/28/2019

Eternally Blue: Baltimore City leaders blame NSA for ransomware attack Enlarge / Baltimore: An IT disaster area? (credit: Cyndi Monaghan via Getty Images) The mayor and city council president of Baltimore are pushing for the ransomware attack that brought Baltimore's city government to a standstill to be designated a...
11:16, 05/28/2019

Cybersecurity experts warn Baltimore to stop 'playing' with ransomware attacks Cybersecurity experts say Baltimore is playing with fire as a deadline to pay thousands of dollars in ransom to hackers holding several of the city's servers hostage has come and gone. ...
16:48, 05/20/2019

Baltimore hit by ransomware attack, forcing officials to shut down city's servers Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young said Wednesday that IT teams were working to recover from a devastating cyberattack the day before that had forced officials to shut down most of the city's Internet servers. ...
11:16, 05/08/2019

US eyes ransomware threat to voter databases prior to 2020 election The U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to protect voter registration databases from ransomware attacks in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election....
05:00, 08/28/2019

Back to school: With latest attack, ransomware cancels classes in Flagstaff Enlarge / School's out in Flagstaff because of ransomware. (credit: Getty Images) As students returned to school across the country over the past two weeks, school districts are facing an unprecedented wave of ransomware attacks. In the past mont...
01:48, 09/06/2019

These firms promise high-tech ransomware solutions—but typically just pay hackers Enlarge / Cryptolocker was one of the ransomware pioneers, bringing together file encryption and bitcoin payment. (credit: Christiaan Colen / Flickr) This story was originally published by ProPublica. It appears here under a Creative Commons license...
14:00, 05/16/2019

Baltimore Officials Estimate Damage From Ransomware Attack At Over $18 Million, Likely to Rise Early last month, hackers infected somewhere around 10,000 Baltimore, Maryland city computers with a “file-locking” ransomware variant called RobbinHood. Those hackers demanded a ransom of 13 bitcoin (at the time worth around $76,000, and today aroun...
20:32, 06/05/2019

Cyber Attacks Cost $45 Billion In 2018 As Ransomware Hits Hard An estimated two million cyber attacks in 2018 resulted in more than $45 billion in losses worldwide as local governments struggled to cope with ransomware and other malicious incidents, a study......
09:48, 07/09/2019

City ransomware attacks and huge payouts mean a once-private corporate problem has gone public These attacks have given the public the opportunity to examine the problems associated with ransomware, where corporations -- not obligated to disclose these attacks -- have mostly handled them behind closed doors....
17:00, 06/26/2019

Game Over for GandCrab: New free decryption tool allows victims to unlock all versions of this ransomware Shortly after those behind GandCrab announced they are retiring, researchers have released a new tool which nullifies all versions of the ransomware....
09:16, 06/17/2019

Ransomware gang breach data backup software used by hundreds of US dental offices Hundreds of dental offices across the US have been crippled by a ransomware attack targeting a remote data backup service offered by a third-party. PerCSoft and Digital Dental Record (DDR) — the two Wisconsin-based software companies — provide a solu...
15:00, 08/30/2019

Google bots shut down Baltimore officials’ ransomware-workaround Gmail accounts Enlarge / Oh, Baltimore. (credit: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) In the wake of the ransomware attack that has kept city networks and infrastructure shut down now for over two weeks, Baltimore officials—including the mayor and city council members—s...
09:16, 05/24/2019

Florida city reportedly fires IT director after being forced to pay $460G in ransomware attack A Florida city fired an information technology employee following a 400,000 malware payout to hackers in a cyber attack, which targeted their servers, phones, and emails— although the city insurer covered most costs. ...
12:48, 07/02/2019

Older adults in long-term care need mental health, suicide prevention care Lawmakers and medical professionals need to help curb the suicide risk for older adults living in long-term care, based on a new study suggesting mental health services are lacking in the facilities....
10:16, 06/17/2019

'Your life matters': Wisconsin farm promotes suicide prevention awareness in annual corn maze Govin's Berries and Meats in Wisconsin included the National Suicide Prevention hotline and the words "your life matters" in its corn maze.        ...
15:48, 08/02/2019

Now You Can Build Your Own Windows 2-in-1 Slapping the term STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) on a toy, even one with questionable educational value, has become a popular way for companies to convince parents a product is worth buying their kids. That’s rarely the case...
14:16, 06/19/2019

This is our first look at the new Xbox app on Windows 10 Windows 10 users – or at least those on the very latest version of the operating system – can now install the beta version of Microsoft’s revamped Xbox app.You can grab the freshly overhauled app by heading to the Microsoft Store...
04:00, 06/10/2019

The Best Ways to Get Windows 10 for Free Even Zune-clutching Windows loyalists have to admit that Mac owners have it pretty great—at least, they do now. Apple hasn’t charged for macOS, nor macOS updates, for years. Of course, you need to buy your computer from Apple to use macOS (pretty muc...
07:32, 08/13/2019

Windows 10 will let you reinstall the OS from the cloud To date, reinstalling Windows has meant using a local copy -- either something already stored on your PC (and thus at risk of going bad) or something external. Soon, though, it might just be a matter of grabbing it online. On top of changing tablet...
21:32, 08/31/2019

The Morning After: Windows 1.0 is back and no one knows why Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Yesterday's Orion test went off without a hitch, and we're sure that Samsung is hoping its Galaxy Fold can eventually say the same thing. Also, Microsoft is putting out weird teasers, and Volkswagen is...
10:32, 07/03/2019

How to 'Refresh' Your PC When Windows Says There's a Problem Windows has a propensity to accrue digital dust and grime that can bog down the system, and reinstalling the operating system is a nice catch-all cure for anything that ails it....
18:00, 08/22/2019

Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know Windows Mixed Reality (MR) can be a confusing concept. Is it virtual reality (VR), like the Oculus Rift, or it is more like augmented reality (AR), which Microsoft has already dabbled in with its HoloLens?Even though Microsoft has made HoloLens 2 ava...
15:00, 06/25/2019

How to Fix the Windows 10 Shutdown Delay Bug Despite the recent inclusion of new automatic troubleshooting and problem-solving tools, the version 1809 update for Windows 10 introduced quite a few bugs. One of the latest (and more annoying) quirks is an issue that prevents your computer from shu...
11:48, 06/25/2019

Can You Actually Use iCloud on Windows and Android? Whisper it quietly, but a few holes are starting to appear in Apple’s walled garden: AirPlay on TVs. Apple Music on Android. iCloud on the web. And now, a revamped, updated iCloud app for Windows. As Apple shows hints of being more cross-platform-fri...
14:32, 06/15/2019

Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended in 2016, right? Not exactly. The GWX tool may be gone, but all the other upgrade tools still work. The end result is an apparently valid digital license, and there's no evidence that the ...
11:32, 04/30/2019

Build your own $20,000 Windows 10 workstation Got a few tens of thousands of dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Here is a high-performance Windows 10 workstation that will be able to chew through any job you throw at it....
05:48, 06/14/2019

Windows 10: A cheat sheet This comprehensive guide covers must-know Windows 10 details including features, system requirements, upgrade options, and Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service strategy....
09:48, 04/28/2019

The Best Media Players for Windows and Mac Everyone has something on their PC worth watching—that funny video you just shot on vacation, some movie you downloaded that you probably shouldn’t have, a highlight from your favorite concert, et cetera. And while you can probably just pull it up in...
11:32, 07/09/2019

What does Arm's new N1 architecture mean for Windows servers? Whether it's Windows Enterprise or a specialised IoT version of Windows Server, Windows on Arm is going to be an option for industrial and edge computing....
09:16, 06/03/2019

Forget about 5G phones, the always-on 5G Windows 10 PC is almost here The first 5G networks are here in several markets, including the US, Korea, and Europe, and buyers already have access to a bunch of exciting 5G smartphones, including the Galaxy S10 5G and OnePlus 5G. On top of that, 5G mobile hotspots are already a...
09:00, 05/27/2019

Is Parallels Still the Best Way to Run Windows on a Mac in 2019? A new version of Windows virtualization tool Parallels is out, bringing with it support for upcoming macOS Catalina features, amongst other improvements. Is it still the best way to run the Windows OS on an Apple computer? We’ve been taking the lates...
09:48, 08/19/2019

Pandora's new desktop app is now available on Windows Just as Apple Music is making its way to web browsers, Pandora is moving in the opposite direction by unleashing a desktop app. The Mac version debuted in May, and now the Windows 10 app has arrived....
17:32, 09/12/2019

Windows PCs can be hijacked through Notepad Windows PCs could be at risk from a major security flaw triggered by one of the platform's most popular software offerings.A leading security researcher has highlighted a vulnerability that would allow hackers to take over control of an entire P...
06:00, 08/14/2019

FAQ: How to manage Windows 10 updates If you've spent years mastering the ins and outs of Windows Update, prepare to do some unlearning. Windows 10, with its emphasis on "Windows as a service," keeps rewriting the rules of updates and upgrades. Here's what you need to know. [Updated Sept...
07:48, 09/05/2019

How to Get Android Notifications on Your Windows PC Jumping back and forth between your phone and your PC can be annoying. Some messaging apps have web clients, so you don’t have to open your device to carry on a conversation. But there’s an easier way to reply to messages, check notifications, and op...
16:48, 07/03/2019

Best PDF readers for Windows of 2019 Adobe created the PDF (Portable Document File) in the early 1990's. The aim was to provide an easy way to send, receive, and read documents that could contain text, images, tables, charts, and other data - without being limited by the operating ...
09:32, 06/13/2019

How to install and use Alexa on Windows 10 Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. If you’ve ever tried to use Microsoft’s built-in virtual assistant for Windows 10, Cortana, thinking it would fu...
16:32, 06/28/2019

How to do a clean install of Windows 10: Which option is best for you? A clean install is the ultimate troubleshooting technique, but it's also the best way to repurpose a device you no longer need or to get a fresh start. By my count, there are four ways to do a clean install. Here are the pros and cons of each....
08:16, 06/25/2019

Microsoft is teasing Windows 1.0, and everyone is confused Microsoft is up to something. Yesterday the Windows team dropped a sizzler video on Twitter, announcing the "all-new" Windows 1.0. It posted the same video over on its Instagram account, but only after it had wiped every single other post from its pa...
08:32, 07/02/2019

The Morning After: Microsoft, Linux and Windows 10 Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. The week started with Microsoft's big developer conference, and at 1 PM ET, we'll be coming to you live from Google I/O 2019. Until then, check out the big news about Linux, and the first new iPhone ga...
05:00, 05/07/2019

Windows 10 could still be snooping on user data The Dutch Data Protection Agency (DPA) has raised new privacy concerns regarding how Windows 10 collects user data after a follow-up to an investigation it conducted in 2017.In its original investigation, the privacy watchdog found Microsoft's o...
16:32, 08/28/2019

7 tools for fixing Windows problems Months go by, and Windows works. Then, out of nowhere, your computer slows down. Files don’t open right away. Programs freeze or shut down. Your system probably needs some TLC, but what should you do?...
11:00, 04/28/2019

Alexa is invading Windows 10 computers It’s not a secret that you can run two virtual assistants on Windows 10 computers, including Microsoft’s own Cortana as well as Amazon’s Alexa. But the latter will soon be ready to listen to your commands directly from the lock scre...
10:48, 07/16/2019

WireGuard on Windows early preview WireGuard 0.0.14 pre-alpha, running on an x1.small machine at packet.net. It's uploading across a WireGuard tunnel at 1.2Gbps to a Linux machine, also at packet. [credit: Jim Salter ...
10:48, 06/27/2019

How to Quickly Free Up Space on Your Windows PC Windows: The concept of “spring cleaning” fills me with dread. Organizing your archives of stuff—physical or digital—is a lot easier to do as a year-round activity, rather than on one terrible day (or days) when it’s pretty outside and you’d rather b...
13:32, 05/07/2019

How can I force my Windows 10 laptop to update? Windows Update tells Frank that Windows 10 is up to date, but he still needs to install a new versionWhy does my HP Pavilion laptop tell me that Windows 10 is up to date, but at the same time tells me I’m running a version that’s nearing the end of s...
02:48, 09/05/2019

How Do You Install Windows to Multiple Computers at Once? In this week’s Tech 911 advice column, a Lifehacker reader wants to automate an otherwise time-consuming and annoying process: installing a fresh copy of Windows (presumably, Windows 10). The catch? They don’t want to install the OS on just one syste...
06:32, 06/28/2019

How do I stop old USB drives from infecting my new Windows PC? Jason wants to protect his new high-end laptop from viruses but needs data on old SD cardsI’ve just bought a high-end Windows laptop for video editing while travelling around Europe. What steps can I take to prevent any possible infections from being...
05:10, 05/01/2019

Every Windows 10 PC can now use Alexa hands-free While Cortana is still technically the default voice-activated virtual assistant on Windows 10 devices, it never took off quite like Microsoft hoped it would. That has left an opening for other companies to make their case, which appears to be what A...
09:00, 05/07/2019

Microsoft changes Windows 10’s update model Enlarge / New changes to Windows' deployment policies will hopefully mean more time for testing and fewer chances for major public breakage. (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft outlined new directions for Windows 10's update model in a pair of blog posts...
16:00, 07/24/2019

How to increase shutdown speeds in Windows 10 For some users, speed is everything. Eliminate the built-in delay in the Windows 10 shutdown process by performing a few strategic edits of the Windows Registry file....
10:32, 07/17/2019

How To Undo and Prevent Windows Updates Major Windows 10 updates aren’t always smooth sailing. And if you own Microsoft’s Surface Book 2, you’ll probably be a bit annoyed to know that you can’t update to Windows 10 version 1903, the latest iteration of Microsoft’s operating system, thanks ...
18:00, 07/16/2019

All Windows Are Open for Kumail Nanjiani Kumail Nanjiani, stand-up comic and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, can add “in-demand leading man” to his résumé, with action-comedy film “Stuber” opening in theaters this week....
13:48, 07/10/2019

Let Windows 10 Figure Out When to Automatically Update Your PC There are a lot of new features—some big, some small, some minuscule—in Microsoft’s big May 2019 update for Windows 10. I already covered a few of my favorites (the “coolest ones,” as I put it), but I’ll be going through the rest of the update and hi...
07:16, 05/23/2019

Standalone Cortana app available to Windows Insiders Microsoft has been distancing Cortana from Windows for months. First, it split the virtual assistant from search in Windows 10. Then, a beta version of a standalone Cortana app appeared on the Windows Store. And starting today, Windows 10 Insiders ar...
14:48, 07/26/2019

Best Windows hosting services of 2019 Most web hosting packages run on Linux servers, and it's easy to see why: the operating system is fast, reliable, secure and free, with an impressive software ecosystem that includes some of the best web applications around.For all these benefit...
10:48, 07/30/2019

Steam gamers at risk from Windows 10 zero-day Valve's popular PC gaming platform Steam is vulnerable to a zero-day security vulnerability which could leave 72m Windows users at risk of having their systems taken over by an attacker who could then install malware, steal data, compromise pass...
13:48, 08/09/2019

The Best New Features in Windows 10's May 2019 Update Microsoft officially launched the Windows 10 May 2019 update today for all to consume—all who haven’t already been beta-testing it for months, that is. Acquiring said update is easy. Click the Start button, type in “Updates,” click on the “Check for ...
08:16, 05/22/2019

How to Get Windows 1.0 From 1985 Without the 'Stranger Things' Tie-Ins Microsoft “re-released” Windows 1.0 this week as part of a partnership with that Stranger Things show I have yet to binge on Netflix. While it’s free for you to download and play with—on Windows, of course—it’s not really Windows 1.0, because it’s fu...
08:32, 07/10/2019

The Best Way to Quickly Install Apps on a New Windows PC One of the very first things I do when I’m faced with a fresh operating system is to fire up its default browser—the meh Edge or Safari—and head straight to Ninite (Windows) or macapps.link (Mac). Both sites allow you to pick and choose apps you’d li...
13:48, 07/10/2019

Parallels 15 will let you use your Apple Pencil with Windows Popular Mac-to-Windows desktop virtualization software Parallels is adding native support for DirectX 11 as well as upcoming macOS Catalina tentpole features like Sidecar, developer Corel announced on Tuesday....
11:01, 08/13/2019

Everything You Can Do in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update That You Couldn't Do Before Right about now (or in the next few days) you should be seeing the latest major update for Windows 10 hitting your computer—and here’s an overview of all the new features and settings that you can start playing around with once the installation is fi...
09:32, 05/24/2019

The best screen recorders for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS There are now so many reasons why you might want to record a video screen capture of your desktop or even your smartphone or tablet display. There are clear business reasons for doing so, not least for adding to presentations due to the increased sup...
08:00, 05/26/2019

Seven ways to make Windows 10 work better FlintyMcQwerty asked for tips to fix or avoid problems with the operating systemPlease share all your favourite tips, tricks and techniques for harnessing the power, panache and pulchritude of Windows 10. (Apologies, Jack, for my ineluctable tendency...
01:16, 06/13/2019

More evidence of Windows 10’s new rounded look emerges Windows 10 making the move from sharp edges to rounded corners with its interface is looking a more likely prospect given the emergence of further evidence that this is Microsoft’s plan.This news comes via an official proposal posted on Github...
05:00, 06/05/2019

How do I remove malware from my Windows laptop? Don’s laptop is infected with malware and he’d like a clean machine, what’s the best way? What’s the cheapest way to get my Windows laptop swept and cleaned out of malware etc? DonThere are two obvious ways to clean a Windows laptop, and both of them...
00:16, 07/11/2019

How to disable the Windows 10 Timeline feature Admins and users can turn off Windows 10 Timeline through basic settings, but to truly disable the feature you must use the Group Policy Editor or tweak the Registry file....
10:16, 06/10/2019

Google kills Windows 10 on Chromebooks It appears that Google has dropped its plans to allow Windows 10 to be installed alongside Chrome OS on Chromebooks.The plans – known internally as Project Campfire – would let Chromebook owners install Windows 10 so that they could swi...
04:00, 05/16/2019

Windows 10's redesigned Terminal is available in preview It's a good time to be a Windows power user. Microsoft has released a preview version of Windows 10's redesigned Terminal (known as just Windows Terminal) through its app store, giving you a considerably more powerful command line tool. Y...
13:48, 06/22/2019

What to Do If Your Mac Won't Update to Windows 10 Version 1903 It’s much, much easier to run Windows on a Mac than macOS on a Windows machine, but that doesn’t mean that this crazy hybrid environment is always going to be perfect. Microsoft recently released a bulletin that explains why you might be encountering...
17:16, 07/02/2019

Boxy SUVs Look So Much Better Without Tinted Windows After selling my 1995 and 1996 Jeep Cherokee Sports, I wondered to myself why I never found them as handsome as my 1991 or 1992 models. and while part of it had to do with the interior and grille, a big factor was the windows. And after thinking abou...
08:32, 06/22/2019

The Windows 10 misinformation machine fires up again The loudest voices screaming about Windows 10 sometimes have no idea what they're talking about. Case in point: This dire warning from Gordon Kelly at Forbes, who is as ill-informed as ever....
17:16, 07/07/2019

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with WSL 2 Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 18917 from the 20H1 branch with download, Narrator, WSL, and inking improvements, plus the usual bug fixes.Read More...
01:16, 06/13/2019

Windows 10 20H1 has a lot of changes in store for the operating system Windows 10 updates keep coming whether you install them or not. They generally bring a whole host of bug fixes and new features, but they've also been known to come with their own share of issues.While we don't know what possible problems n...
11:48, 07/23/2019

Microsoft’s Windows 1.11 app is the perfect tie-in for ‘Stranger Things 3’ Whether you binge-watched Stranger Things 3 the day it dropped on Netflix, or you’ve decided to savor it at a slower pace, you need to check out Microsoft’s clever collaboration with the streaming service to bring the world of the show to...
23:48, 07/08/2019

Windows 10 update will soon enable cloud reinstalls Users looking to reinstall Windows 10 will soon be able to do so just by going online, Microsoft has revealedThe latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build includes a new option when resetting your PC that will tie to a cloud download of Windows. U...
08:48, 09/02/2019

Microsoft's next big Windows 10 update is actually pretty small We hope you liked the features added in the Windows 10 May 2019 update, because it may be a while before other noticeable upgrades happen. Microsoft committed to a biannual major release schedule for Windows 10 back in 2017, and now it confirmed that...
08:32, 07/02/2019

How to use Windows 10 Task Scheduler to run Office 365 tasks If the boss wants a report every day at the same time, don't worry about vacations, sick days, emergencies, or even forgetfulness, you should use Windows 10's Task Scheduler....
16:32, 07/23/2019

Windows 10 can now show you notifications as they hit your Android phone If you’re rocking a Windows 10 PC and an Android phone, your life is about to get a lot better when it comes to staying on top of your notifications. That’s because your computer will soon mirror your phone’s notifications, which me...
04:48, 07/04/2019

Review: Microsoft’s Windows 1.11 is an Upside Down mess Microsoft today announced that it was the year 1985. We checked the Microsoft store to confirm this and, as Windows 1.11 was just made available, the Redmond company’s story checks out. Here’s the message, as we received it: Microsoft and Netflix hav...
17:00, 07/08/2019

View RAW Images in Windows 10 With Microsoft's New Plugin Microsoft just released a free RAW Image extension for Windows 10 that makes viewing RAW files much easier in Windows’ File Explorer—photographers, rejoice. Instead of having to use Adobe Photoshop or other third-party apps and plug-ins to open RAW i...
13:32, 07/11/2019

Latest Windows 10 update has a bug that kills VPN connection Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) contains a bug that could break the Remote Access Connection Manager (RASMAN) service on some devices, in turn killing users VPN connections.In an update to its support docume...
15:48, 07/02/2019

How to get surround sound on any headphones with Windows 10 and Xbox One Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Buying a set of surround sound speakers can be an expensive endeavor, generally requiring an A/V receiver and at...
19:00, 07/12/2019

10,000 polling sites could be hacked because they use Windows 7: report Pennsylvania’s message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with ...
15:00, 07/14/2019

Microsoft Testing Passwordless Sign-Ins for Windows 10 Microsoft is testing a passwordless future for Windows 10 PCs. The company has released a new build for Fast Ring insiders that adds a new option that enables passwordless sign-ins for Microsoft......
05:00, 07/11/2019

Supercharge Your Windows Efficiency with this $20 PowerShell Bundle Now, even programming newbs can wrap their heads around this powerful feature in this Microsoft PowerShell Certification Bundle. The package is on sale now at hundreds of dollars off the regular price, only $19 from TNW Deals....
07:00, 07/10/2019

Microsoft thrives on Android, iOS as bet away from Windows pays off As Microsoft Word tops 1 billion installs on Android and Office is all over the iOS productivity rankings, the software giant has its beyond-Windows hits. Now it may have a needle or two to thread....
13:16, 07/15/2019

It's 2019, and one third of businesses still have active Windows XP deployments As end of support for the still-popular Windows 7 draws near, risks of unpatched operating systems are likely to be a significant security concern in the near future....
06:16, 07/30/2019

Android notifications arrive on Windows 10 'Your Phone' app Bill Gates might regret losing to Google in the mobile OS domain, but Microsoft continues to work on various projects for Android. It just rolled out Your Phone, an app that mirrors Android phone notifications so you can see them directly on your des...
10:32, 07/03/2019

Microsoft is teasing Windows 1.0 and other 1980s software Enlarge / Windows got the '80s treatment, but we're not sure what's actually being promoted. (credit: Aurich Lawson) Either Microsoft is gearing up for a very odd promotional effort or somebody on the Windows team has hijacked a functioning time ma...
17:00, 07/02/2019

Microsoft's Windows 1.0 announcement was about 'Stranger Things' Microsoft set the internet abuzz last week when it made a cryptic announcement about the "all-new" Windows 1.0 -- and now we know why. As we'd already speculated, it's all about Stranger Things. To celebrate the return of the show -- set in...
20:16, 07/08/2019

Windows 10 update will do away with password expiry policies Alongside the draft release of the configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903, Microsoft has revealed its plan to do away with password expiration policies beginning with the Windows 10's May update.Once these ...
10:48, 04/28/2019

Stop using outdated software like Windows 7, Kaspersky says Despite the fact that running an unsupported or near end-of-life operating system increases security risks, new research from Kaspersky has revealed that many businesses and consumers are still using Windows 7 and some have yet to upgrade past Window...
16:32, 08/28/2019

The best Windows tablets: Top tabs and hybrids reviewed In 2001, when Microsoft unveiled its tablet PC to the world, it was a futuristic, pen-enabled idea contrived to encourage laptop makers to start building touchscreen devices. While the Microsoft Tablet PC wasn’t a remarkable success, it did in...
00:32, 05/15/2019

Windows dual booting no longer looking likely on Pixelbooks Enlarge / Google's Pixelbook. (credit: Valentina Palladino) 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 Pixelbo...
17:00, 05/15/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 Update may be coming as soon as this week We were expecting the May 2019 Update to kick-off at some point in late May, and it appears that it could launch this week, rather than next, if some relatively unusual activity in the preview builds of Windows 10 is anything to go by.This is based o...
04:32, 05/20/2019

Windows 10 version 1903: Is it safe to install yet? Microsoft is taking an extra cautious approach to the rollout of the latest Windows 10 feature update. Windows 10 version 1903 should be released to the general public soon. Should you install the new update or wait?...
10:00, 05/20/2019

South Korea moves from Windows to Linux In an effort to prepare for Windows 7's End of Life early next year, South Korea has revealed that all of its government computers will soon make the switch from Windows to Linux.The official Windows 7 End of Life is set for January, 14 2020 and...
12:16, 05/20/2019

Windows 10 system restore bug will stop your PC from booting Windows 10 has a bug with system restore which happens to be a show-stopper that prevents your PC from even booting up, although fortunately there’s action you can take to get around this.That said, we’d obviously recommend avoiding the...
04:32, 05/21/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 Update now rolling out to everyone… slowly Enlarge (credit: David Holt / Flickr) 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 sp...
15:48, 05/21/2019

How to activate and use the built-in Windows 10 back-up feature Criminal activity targeting personal computers continues to grow at an alarming rate. Even the most basic of back-up systems can prevent future headaches....
15:00, 05/22/2019

China is dropping Windows from its military devices As tensions between the US and China grow due to an escalating trade war, the Chinese military has decided to stop using Microsoft Windows in favor of its own custom operating system.The decision was revealed in a recent issue of the Canadian militar...
14:16, 05/28/2019

Windows 10 gets another Linux distro with openSUSE Leap Windows 10 users interested in running Linux under the desktop operating system will doubtless be pleased to hear there’s another option available on the Microsoft Store in the form of openSUSE Leap 15.1.The new version of the distro only emer...
07:16, 05/29/2019

Microsoft hints at new features and big changes coming in Windows 11 When compared to Windows Vista and Windows 8, Windows 10 has been a runaway success. That’s not to say that Microsoft’s latest operating system is perfect, but it improved upon its predecessors in nearly every way and has only gotten bett...
16:32, 05/29/2019

Microsoft is rethinking Windows 10's tablet interface for 2-in-1s For those of us using 2-in-1s that run the Windows 10 operating system, such as the popular Surface range, Microsoft is looking to improve the overall experience in the coming months.The latest version of the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build (18970) ...
20:00, 08/29/2019

Windows 10 gets Arch Linux, one of the trickiest distros around There are a number of Linux distros available for Windows 10 that you can grab straight from the Microsoft Store – Ubuntu or Debian, to pluck out a couple of examples – but now there’s a new introduction in the form of Arch Linux...
05:16, 05/14/2019

Windows 10 is a step closer to never needing passwords Microsoft's vision of a passwordless future is one step closer to becoming a reality now that the company has gained official FIDO2 certification for Windows 10's biometric authentication system, Windows Hello.The certification is for the W...
18:32, 05/09/2019

Windows preview brings Android notifications to your PC Microsoft has fulfilled one of the larger promises behind its Your Phone software -- if you're willing to experiment a bit. The developer has released a Windows Insider Preview that displays Android notifications on your PC. If you allow apps ...
10:48, 04/28/2019

Windows Lite won't be challenging ChromeOS any time soon Windows Lite is a version of Windows that has been designed to run on low-powered devices, and while many people are looking forward to seeing if this lightweight operating system is able to compete with Google’s ChromeOS and Chromebook device...
04:32, 04/29/2019

Windows 10 October 2018 Update is still not on 30% of PCs – and will soon be irrelevant The Windows 10 October 2018 Update has slowed down once again in terms of the pace of its rollout.This is according to the latest figures for April from AdDuplex, which show that the October 2018 Update is now running on 29.3% of PCs (as measured by ...
04:00, 04/30/2019

Manage Your Messy Desktop With Windows 10’s New PowerToys The phrase “PowerToys” probably doesn’t send you running to your Windows computer, but just because Microsoft’s little suite of quirky utilities isn’t sexy doesn’t mean that it’s not worth slapping on your system. The company announced earlier this y...
07:48, 09/13/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 update blocked for anyone using USB or SD storage Enlarge / Better unplug all these if you want the new Windows version. (credit: Miia Sample) While it's not officially out yet, the Windows 10 May 2019 update is available to Windows Insiders on the Release Preview distribution channel (and also to...
04:48, 05/02/2019

Windows 10 preview gives you the chance to relocate Cortana Windows 10 testers have been graced with a new preview build for the update due to land in the first half of 2020, which introduces a new trick for the revamped Cortana app.Build 18975 (20H1) has been pushed out to the fast ring with the headline cha...
09:16, 09/07/2019

Windows 10's new look brings back rounded corners It looks like Microsoft is planning a subtle change to the design of future versions of Windows 10, with a new screenshot revealing that rounded corners are coming back to the operating system in Windows 10 20H1, which will be the first major update ...
03:32, 05/03/2019

Microsoft releases its first preview of PowerToys for Windows 10 If you've been a PC user since the days of Windows 95 and Windows XP, then you may recognize the name PowerToys from a set of Microsoft-developed system utilities. After a few generations on the shelf, the concept has returned and now the first ...
07:48, 09/06/2019

You can now invoke Alexa on Windows PCs hands-free Amazon rolled out an update to the Alexa for Windows app that lets users invoke the voice assistant hands-free, and that adds support for Pandora.Read More...
18:32, 05/06/2019

Windows 10 will get a built-in Linux kernel this summer The suddenly-cozy relationship between Linux and Windows is taking another step forward, as Microsoft announced in a blog post that it's going to ship a full Linux kernel in Windows 10. It will arrive first with Insider preview builds by the end...
03:16, 05/07/2019

Alexa is now hands-free on all Windows 10 devices The Windows 10 app for Alexa is now able to hear and act on commands without you having to lift a finger. As noted by The Verge, the latest version of the app on the Windows Store is now able to hear the 'wake word' (Alexa, Computer, o...
08:32, 05/07/2019

Buying a Windows laptop? Five must-have features for my next notebook When it's time to buy a new portable PC, there's more to consider than just the standard specs. I've found five features that can't be benchmarked but have an undeniable impact on productivity....
09:32, 08/30/2019

Windows 10 preview introduces a ton of new features for Your Phone Windows 10 has witnessed the arrival of another new preview build, for testers in the fast ring who are playing about with the 20H1 update (which will debut in the first half of 2020), and it contains numerous tweaks for the Your Phone app.Build 1890...
03:32, 05/30/2019

Microsoft's reworked Edge browser is available to try on Windows 7 Microsoft has expanded the reach of its Chromium-based Edge browser to one of its most important audiences: namely, people who have to (or want to) use older versions of Windows. The company has released Canary channel preview builds of Edge for Win...
20:48, 06/19/2019

Apple's New iCloud for Windows App Now Available in Microsoft Store Apple and Microsoft have teamed up to offer a brand new iCloud experience to the Windows 10 users. The companies have released a new iCloud for Windows app that can be downloaded from the Microsoft......
06:32, 06/12/2019

Bluetooth device suddenly not working with Windows 10? This might be why Bluetooth has become an incredibly popular tool for connecting devices, whether it's the best smartwatches or the best wireless headphones. But, not all Bluetooth devices are created equal, and a new security update from Microsoft may break Blue...
14:32, 06/13/2019

Docker embraces Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Docker has realized that Microsoft's new Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 has made Windows much more attractive both to Docker and its container developers for both Windows and Linux platforms....
08:48, 06/18/2019

Kano unveils its first build-it-yourself Windows 10 computer Kano is graduating from Raspberry Pi boards. Today, the company is announcing a partnership with Microsoft and unveiling its first build-it-yourself computer that officially runs Windows 10. The aptly-named Kano PC is housed in a central unit that is...
13:16, 06/19/2019

How to automatically deny UAC elevation requests in Windows 10 To install an app in Windows 10, standard level users are prompted for elevated credentials. With a few tweaks, you can change that behavior to deny such requests....
12:48, 08/09/2019

The Windows 10 security guide: How to safeguard your business How do you configure Windows 10 PCs to avoid common security problems? There's no software magic bullet, unfortunately, and the tools are different for small businesses and enterprises. Here's what to watch out for....
10:32, 05/15/2019

8 awesome hidden features in Windows 10 smartphones Microsoft recently launched its new high-end smartphones- Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL in India. Not only does this mark the release of a new set of flagships, the 950 and 950 XL also herald the official debut of Microsoft's latest mobile OS - Win...
18:16, 08/07/2019

Like the Windows 10 calculator? You can now add it to your Android handset or iPhone What can be more unsexy than a calculator app? Yet, it does serve a purpose. Then again, so does cardboard. If you're not happy with the calculator on your phone, you can always go into the App Store or Google Play Store to find a third-party one. Bu...
11:32, 06/26/2019

Here’s why your Windows 10 computer has been taking forever to shut down lately If you’ve been noticing that your PC has been acting a little wonky of late, it could be the result of a newly unearthed bug that impacts how long it takes machines running a certain version of Windows 10 to shut down or enter sleep mode. Micro...
17:00, 06/25/2019

Windows 10 shutdown bug makes powering down take over a minute Windows 10 has a fresh bug with the October 2018 Update, whereby shutting down a PC can take an incredibly long time to complete – potentially over a minute – if a USB Type-C device is unplugged (or indeed plugged in) during the process...
02:16, 06/26/2019

How to use Wget to download web-based packages on Windows The popular Linux utility supports a myriad of common web protocols, making non-interactive downloads a breeze when called as background processes or automated scripts....
14:16, 06/26/2019

Microsoft continues distancing Cortana from Windows Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana could be split off from Windows 10 to become its own separate app. The Verge reports that a beta version of Cortana has appeared on the Windows Store and is now available to download....
10:32, 06/28/2019

Apple and Microsoft made a new iCloud for Windows app Apple and Microsoft teamed up to create an iCloud Drive experience that will hopefully resolve some compatibility issues. A brand new iCloud for Windows app is available today in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 users. The iCloud app will use the s...
15:48, 06/11/2019

This New Windows 10 Feature Could Make Your Life a Bit Easier Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 preview build for Windows Insiders members. Apart from some bug fixes and improvements, it comes with a few hidden features as well....
04:48, 06/07/2019

Windows users must patch PCs against BlueKeep, NSA warns The NSA (National Security Agency in the US) has gone as far as to actively warn users of older versions of Windows that unless they are patched, their systems are open to a major attack which could potentially be the next WannaCry.This is about the ...
02:00, 06/06/2019

A look at the Windows 10 exploit Google Zero disclosed this week As you can see, we're an unprivileged local user who's not allowed to monkey with things under C:WindowsSystem32. [credit: Jim Salter ] On T...
09:00, 08/15/2019

Install the Windows August 2019 Update Right Now Windows 10 users: Take a few moments and check that you’ve installed Microsoft’s August 2019 security updates on your PC. While you’ve probably already been prompted to update your system, it never hurts to double-check....
18:00, 08/14/2019

macOS Catalina vs Windows 10 May 2019 Update: which is best? Apple has now unveiled macOS 10.15 Catalina and announced that it will be heading to Macs and MacBooks later this year after a beta testing period. Meanwhile, Microsoft has begun rolling out its latest major operating system (OS) revision: the Window...
17:00, 06/05/2019

Answers to some of your iTunes questions: Old libraries, Windows, and more Apple will replace iTunes with Music, Podcasts, and TV on Mac. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] SAN JOSE, Calif.—After much speculation and fanfare in...
17:16, 06/03/2019

Windows or Chromebook? A Best Buy salesman told me it isn't even close After Google hires Bill Nye to explain that people are just scared to leave their decrepit Windows laptops for Chromebooks, I thought I'd get another opinion. It was harsh....
08:32, 08/18/2019

Windows 10 version 1903: When will you get the next big feature update? In the "Windows as a service" era, updates can arrive when you least expect them. So can major changes in Microsoft's update policies for business customers. I've sorted out the details of the latest Windows Update for Business policy change. There w...
08:32, 05/30/2019

Installing an SSD in a Windows 10 laptop is both the best and worst upgrade I’ve ever done As the designated tech guy around the house, I knew even before my parents told me that their Windows 10 laptop is getting slower and slower that I had to swap the original hard drive with one of the solid-state variety, or SSD as they’re calle...
19:00, 08/14/2019

Exploit for wormable BlueKeep Windows bug released into the wild Enlarge (credit: 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 ...
19:48, 09/06/2019

How to zip and unzip files on a Windows 10 computer using built-in tools Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Zipping is a popular method for compressing files, and you can zip and unzip files on Windows 10 in several ways without installing any additional software. You can zip files by using Windows' right-click menu to "send" the...
11:48, 07/26/2019

Microsoft Working on Cloud OS Restore Feature for Windows 10 Microsoft is testing a way to facilitate Cloud-based downloading of the Windows 10 operating system (OS). The "Cloud download" feature has not been made available for public testing as yet....
17:16, 08/01/2019

Microsoft is using Dynamics 365 to manage Windows Update releases Here's how Microsoft is using its own Dynamics 365 Customer Service offering to manage the publishing of not just Windows 10, but previous Windows client and server updates via Windows Update....
10:16, 08/19/2019

Windows 10 update: The complete guide for businesses of every size Whether you are responsible for a single Windows 10 PC or thousands of enterprise PCs, your challenges for managing updates are the same. Your goals are to install security updates promptly, manage feature updates intelligently, and prevent unexpecte...
07:00, 07/24/2019

New Windows malware can also brute-force WordPress websites Avast discovers strange new malware strain that besides stealing and mining cryptocurrency on infected hosts, it also launches brute-force attacks on WordPress sites....
06:16, 08/07/2019

Zero-day defenses are a good reason why you need the latest version of Windows 10 A security expert at Microsoft has revealed some stats which show that more often than not, zero-day exploits fail to work against the very latest version of Windows.Or to look at it another way, if you aren’t running the latest version of Mic...
02:16, 07/24/2019

Microsoft releases two new Windows 10 19H2 test builds Microsoft is adding some minor new features to its latest Windows 10 19H2 test builds, but only some Slow Ring testers will see them right off the bat. Here's why....
13:16, 08/08/2019

Microsoft releases its first preview of Power Toys for Windows 10 If you've been a PC user since the days of Windows 95 and Windows XP, then you may recognize the name Power Toys from a set of Microsoft-developed system utilities. After a few generations on the shelf, the concept has returned and now the first...
23:16, 09/05/2019

Rockstar Games Launcher: We install it on Windows so you don’t have to [Updated] Enlarge / Right now, Rockstar is giving out a free copy of a 2004 game to entice you to install their new Rockstar Games Launcher on Windows PCs. We imagine more fare—including exclusives—will come to this storefront before long. But for now, Rocksta...
21:01, 09/17/2019

PSA: Update your Windows machine now to fix 29 Critical security vulnerabilities Microsoft has patched four serious vulnerabilities that could allow a malicious actor to remotely take control of Windows computers. The four remote code execution flaws — addressed as part of the company’s monthly Patch Tuesday updates — affect all ...
08:32, 08/14/2019

How to use Robocopy to back up all your data in Windows 10: Commands and examples If you're looking for a little extra peace of mind, double down on your data backups. This simple Robocopy script leverages a few useful switches to make the task convenient and efficient....
13:32, 08/14/2019

Four wormable bugs in newer versions of Windows need your attention now Enlarge (credit: Frank Lindecke / Flickr) 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 wa...
22:32, 08/13/2019

How to assign a drive letter to Microsoft OneDrive in Windows 10 Bypass synchronization and save data directly to your OneDrive by assigning a specific drive letter to it using network mapping in File Explorer for Windows 10....
13:33, 08/13/2019

This hack has made the MacBook Pro Touch Bar useful – but only when running Windows 10 Since Apple introduced the Touch Bar, a slim OLED panel that sits above the keyboard, in its 2016 refresh of the MacBook Pro, people have been divided over how useful the feature actually is. Now, however, a developer has found a genuinely beneficial...
02:16, 07/26/2019

Microsoft tests more control for apps that restart with Windows 10 As much as PCs have changed in recent years, at least one thing has stayed the same: at some point, you'll need to restart your computer. With that in mind, the first of next year's two big Windows 10 updates could offer a subtle but helpfu...
17:00, 08/21/2019

How to turn on automatic Registry File backup in Windows 10 The April 2018 Windows 10 Update turned off the automatic backup process for the Windows 10 Registry File, leaving normal PC users more vulnerable than before....
15:32, 08/30/2019

New book captures Windows on the World, NYC’s most important restaurant On an icebound night in February 1993, I trekked with a few hundred other New York Post employees — copy kids, writers and top editors — to a party none would soon forget. Our host was Steven Hoffenberg, a tax fraudster who briefly controlled the new...
23:32, 08/31/2019

Windows 10 patch messes up Bluetooth speakers – but there’s a workaround Windows 10 May 2019 Update users have been hit by a bug brought in by the latest cumulative update which is causing Bluetooth speakers not to work.Specifically, this is KB4505903, a patch designed to deliver various fixes, including smoothing over is...
05:32, 08/25/2019

iPhone attack also targeted Windows and Android devices Last week's iPhone hack may have been wider than first thought to also affect Android and Windows devices, according to reports.Sources speaking to Forbes have claimed that the attacks, which used malicious websites to install surveillance softw...
08:48, 09/02/2019

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 update is now breaking search on some PCs It looks like Microsoft’s latest update for Windows 10 is encountering yet more issues, with some users reporting that Windows Search no longer works.This follows recent reports that the same update was causing an issue where Cortana was being...
02:16, 09/04/2019

Samsung Galaxy Book S is a 2-in-1 Windows laptop that could soon be unleashed Another piece of evidence has emerged showing that Samsung seemingly has a new Windows 10 laptop in the pipeline, and apparently it will be part of the Galaxy Book range.Earlier this week, we reported on a device called the Galaxy Space which was rev...
07:32, 07/24/2019

Microsoft is testing a major change to Windows keyboards Microsoft is apparently considering adding a dedicated Office key to keyboards, and the move is absolutely brilliant if you think about it. Microsoft’s productivity suite is one of the company’s biggest moneymakers, maybe the best collect...
16:00, 06/18/2019

Windows 10 gets a legit Linux kernel and a souped-up terminal app Aeons ago, a sweat-drenched Steve Ballmer took to the stage of a Windows 2000 conference and, with the hypnotic repetition of a Gregorian monk on acid, chanted “Developers, developers, developers.” Microsoft, then faced with an ascendant Apple and th...
19:00, 05/06/2019

Galaxy Note 10 might get an exciting iPhone feature, and it’s all thanks to… Windows 10? With each day that gets us closer to the early August launch of Samsung’s next flagship handset, we learn about more and more of the Galaxy Note 10’s secrets. Now, a brand new report out of Korea says the phone will have an exciting featu...
07:16, 06/26/2019

Update PCs Running Older Version of Windows Immediately Those of you who are still running Windows 7 or earlier need to install critical patches that fix a recently-discovered security bug on older versions of Windows....
14:00, 05/31/2019

Bookmark This Site to Try Microsoft's New Windows PowerToys This Summer Remember PowerToys? They were those Windows 95- and Windows XP-era utilities that granted you features beyond what “regular” Windows users could do within their operating systems, like: opening a command prompt directly to a folder (instead of having...
08:16, 05/15/2019

Microsoft Has Started Testing the Next Windows 10 Update Build Microsoft has finally revealed its plans for the next major Windows 10 feature release. The upcoming 19H2 update is expected to be a cumulative update with new features turned off by default....
04:00, 07/02/2019

Windows 7 and XP are vulnerable to a major security exploit – so patch now Microsoft has put out a warning to those still using its Windows XP, Windows 7 or other early operating systems (OS), urging them to update their PCs with the latest security patch in order to prevent against a serious threat.The computing giant has ...
18:48, 05/14/2019

Windows Lite release date, news and features Windows Lite, a lightweight version of Microsoft's operating system that's designed to run on low-powered devices, has been in the works for a while now.Back in 2018, Microsoft was working on a lightweight version of Windows codenamed Polar...
07:00, 05/02/2019

Windows 10 S Mode release date, news and features Initially revealed as a standalone OS in May 2017, Windows 10 S faced some controversy at release. Still, the lightweight operating system has evolved since launching, helping Windows 10 reach a whopping 800 million devices, just in time for the end ...
07:00, 05/02/2019

Microsoft releases Windows 1.11 throwback app as a Stranger Things tie-in Enlarge / Eleven and the gang face down weird dangers yet again in the third season trailer. (credit: YouTube/Netflix) If you were one of the many people confused and curious about Microsoft’s apparent time-traveling social media blitz last week, w...
17:32, 07/08/2019

Windows 10 preview tests password-free sign-ins Microsoft is taking its disdain for passwords to a new level. It just released a Windows 10 preview for Fast ring Insiders that gives you the option to go "passwordless" when logging into the operating system. Flick a switch in settings (under Acco...
19:48, 07/10/2019

Keep Your Windows Dust Free By Cleaning Them With Fabric Softner Keeping windows clean is an ongoing battle in our house. This week I came across a hack that might make that task a tiny bit easier: cleaning the windows with fabric softener....
12:48, 06/02/2019

Hell freezing over? Microsoft readies its own Linux for Windows I told you Microsoft might be building its own Linux distro. They're not there yet but this new Microsoft Linux kernel for Windows Subsystem for Linux is a big step in that direction....
11:48, 05/07/2019

Microsoft stops asking you to change your Windows 10 password every 60 days Microsoft has finally removed its 60-day password expiration policy from its Windows 10 security baseline, claiming there are better ways to keep users secure. This means organizations using Windows 10 won’t have to force their users to change passwo...
10:00, 06/03/2019

How to easily type emoji, emoticons, and symbols in Windows 10 Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. We’re all used to typing emoji on our smartphones and tablets, but not so much on our PCs. I certainly don’t kno...
05:48, 06/15/2019

Kano’s next computer kit is a $300 Windows convertible laptop for kids Kano is a company best known for its build-it-yourself Linux computers, which are primarily targeted at education users. But today, its direction changed somewhat with the announcement of a new Windows-based machine, which will go on sale later this ...
14:00, 06/19/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 Update brings AMD performance boost The Windows 10 May 2019 Update has brought some great new features to Windows 10, but perhaps the best change is one that didn’t get much fanfare – as AMD-powered PCs will now perform better with the update installed.This is because Win...
06:48, 06/13/2019

US recommends Windows users patch against worm vulnerability Microsoft Windows users who haven't patched their OS (or are using an unsupported version) are at risk of attackers exploiting a vulnerability known as BlueKeep. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Homeland Security'...
16:00, 06/17/2019

This Windows 10 Mini PC takes full processing power anywhere, and it’s nearly 50% off The Fusion C Mini PC fits comfortably in a backpack or purse, but plug it in to a monitor and you’ve got a powerhouse piece of engineering, capable of handling just about everything your desktop model can do....
05:16, 06/23/2019

How to make Windows 10 recognise an external hard drive Jaki has 11,000 photos on a USB drive but Windows 10 won’t recognise it. What can she do?My external USB hard drive, with 11,000 photos from Windows 7, isn’t recognised by Windows 10. How do I transfer them to Windows 10 for future safekeeping? JakiT...
00:16, 08/08/2019

Shenmue 3 will launch first on the Epic Games Store for Windows 10 PCs Shenmue 3, one of the most anticipated game franchise revivals of 2019, will launch first on Windows 10 PCs through the Epic Games Store. Publisher Deep Silver revealed the news alongside Epic during the 2019 PC Gaming Show at E3.Creative head and ga...
12:16, 06/10/2019

Microsoft wants to close the UWP, Win32 divide with 'Windows Apps' Is Microsoft's UWP going away? Is the Microsoft Store on its way out? Microsoft Corporate VP Kevin Gallo explains the latest twists in Microsoft's long and winding Windows developer platform strategy....
12:48, 05/08/2019

The NSA is urging Windows users to update their computers ASAP If you’re a Windows user who has yet to update your operating system after the discovery of the Bluekeep vulnerability a few weeks ago, then maybe a warning from the NSA will be enough to spur you on. Bluekeep is a vulnerability that’s be...
16:16, 06/05/2019

Microsoft warns wormable Windows bug could lead to another WannaCry (credit: Pixabay) Microsoft is warning that the Internet could see another exploit with the magnitude of the WannaCry attack that shut down computers all over the world two years ago unless people patch a high-severity vulnerability. The software m...
15:16, 05/14/2019

Older Windows devices at risk of classic hacks Almost one million older Windows devices are still vulnerable to the BlueKeep security flaw even after Microsoft released a security patch to address the vulnerability.The vulnerability, known as CVE-2019-0708, affects Windows Remote Desktop Services...
12:16, 05/29/2019

Viveport – the Netflix for VR – comes to Windows Mixed Reality headsets Windows Mixed Reality headsets are about to get even better for gamers with the Viveport subscription service officially supporting the affordable virtual reality (VR) headsets starting June 5.Viveport is a an online store and subscription service fo...
11:00, 05/29/2019

Windows 7 enters its final year of free support Enlarge / Licensing and support lifecycles are not really the easiest topics to illustrate. (credit: Peter Bright) Windows 7's five years of extended support will expire on January 14, 2020—exactly one year from today. After this date, security fix...
05:16, 05/02/2019

Windows 10: Has Microsoft cleaned up its update mess? (Spoiler: no) Four years after the debut of "Windows as a service," Microsoft continues to tweak the Windows Update for Business rules. And if you don't know how to play the game, you're likely to be surprised with unexpected updates....
10:48, 07/16/2019

Microsoft kicks off the rollout of the Windows 10 May Update 1903 Microsoft's Windows 10 May Update/1903 is available to consumers and business customers as of today, May 21. It's available through WSUS, Windows Update for Business and VLSC starting today, too....
11:32, 05/21/2019

Your Phone app for Windows 10 finally updated with MMS message support Microsoft has updated its popular Your Phone app for Windows 10, so users can now send MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) messages using the app on PC.This will allow users to send images, videos and GIFs from the app, and it’s a feature that ...
04:32, 05/21/2019

Windows 10 update brings us closer to a world without passwords Microsoft is one step closer to fulfilling the passwordless Windows 10 dream, as the latest Windows 10 update will make it even easier to log into devices and online services without having to worry about passwords. That’s because Microsoft&rsq...
21:16, 05/09/2019

Windows 10's Xbox bar helps you find and share games Windows 10's May 2019 Update includes one more notable feature: an overlay made just for gamers. Microsoft has detailed an Xbox Game Bar that provides quick access to controls and social features while you're playing. Invoke the Win-G key...
10:32, 05/22/2019

Why a Windows flaw patched nine days ago is still spooking the Internet Enlarge / Artist's impression of a malicious hacker coding up a BlueKeep-based exploit. (credit: Getty Images / Bill Hinton) It has been nine days since Microsoft patched the high-severity vulnerability known as BlueKeep, and yet the dire advisorie...
06:16, 05/23/2019

How to increase virtual disk size when running Windows 10 in a VM Newer versions of Windows 10 require larger amounts of free space for installation. Here's how to expand your Windows 10 virtual machine disks to prepare for your upgrade....
06:16, 05/01/2019

Windows 10 preview could bring Alexa to your PC's lock screen Amazon Alexa can be helpful on Windows, but you can't quite treat your PC like a supersized Echo when third-party voice helpers don't work until you've signed in. That might not be a hurdle in the near future. Microsoft has released ...
21:32, 07/15/2019

Windows 10 updates: How to install, reinstall, upgrade, and activate For any Windows 10, including version 1903 (aka May 2019 Update), here's everything you need to know before you repair, reinstall, or upgrade -- including details about activation and product keys....
11:32, 04/30/2019

Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 May 2019 Update Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 May 2019 Update on May 21, 2019. The company also launched a Windows health dashboard to track its progress.Read More...
19:48, 05/21/2019

HTC Viveport store will support Windows MR headsets on June 5th HTC is continuing to widen access to its Viveport VR store. As of June 5th, all Windows Mixed Reality headsets will have access to Viveport, including its Viveport Infinity subscription service. Only about 200 of the 600 Infinity titles will work w...
09:16, 05/29/2019

Windows 10 setup: Which user account type should you choose? When you set up a new Windows 10 PC, you have a choice of four types of user accounts, from the old-school local account to the newest, Active Azure Directory. Here's how to make the right choice....
08:00, 07/23/2019

Windows 10 October 2018 Update is at last being pushed automatically Enlarge / Who doesn't love some new Windows? (credit: Peter Bright / Flickr) The ill-fated Windows 10 October 2018 Update has hitherto been offered only to those Windows users who manually sought it, either by using the dedicated upgrade and media ...
05:16, 05/02/2019

The Easiest Way to View and Convert .HEIC Files in Windows Windows: If you’re an avid iOS photographer, dealing with .HEIC files on a Windows system can be a bit of a pain. One of the first things I do with any of these images is convert them, but that’s not a process you can do natively within the Windows 1...
10:32, 05/28/2019

These are the features Microsoft has killed with Windows 10 May 2019 Update With every update, Windows 10 gains a lot of new features, but Microsoft also gives the elbow to some functionality, and highlights features which will no longer be developed.So, the list of features being ditched with the freshly launched May 2019 U...
05:32, 05/23/2019

How to disable the blur effect on the Windows 10 login screen The blur effect on the Windows 10 login screen is new with version 1903, and it may not appeal to all users. There are three ways to disable this default feature....
16:32, 07/23/2019

Microsoft widens its efforts to support DirectX 12 games on Windows 7 Microsoft is offering more support to studios looking to port DirectX 12 games to Windows 7. This should ensure more games get the API on the older OS.Read More...
06:00, 08/23/2019

Apple’s iCloud has been a poor experience in Windows, but a new update seeks to fix that iCloud in the Microsoft Store. [credit: Samuel Axon ] Apple has released a new version of iCloud for Windows 10 in the Microsoft Store, acco...
22:48, 06/11/2019

Windows 10 Gets Smart Keyboards for 10 Indian Languages With May 2019 Update Microsoft has launched smart phonetic keyboards for 10 Indian languages as part of its May 2019 update. The keyboards are available in Hindi, Bangla, Tamil, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu,......
09:00, 06/17/2019

Solve Windows 10 Issues Automatically With the New 'Recommended Troubleshooting' Feature You should install the recent Windows 10 May 2019 update, if you haven’t already. The update has a cool new feature, Recommended Troubleshooting, that makes diagnosing and solving common PC issues much easier....
16:48, 06/10/2019

Play This Devious Browser Game That Makes Pop-up Windows Infuriating in a Whole New Way Despite being 43 years old, Breakout still manages to be an addictive game, challenging your reflexes as much as the latest first-person shooters do. A browser-based game called Brickception manages to make the game even harder with a pop-up window t...
19:32, 06/10/2019

Microsoft’s Windows 10 May 2019 Update is now out, new ‘Light’ theme included Keeping to its promise of semiannual updates, Microsoft today announced it’s made the next big version of Windows 10 available. The simply-named Windows 10 May 2019 update isn’t as packed with features as its predecessors, but there are still a few t...
04:00, 05/22/2019

Windows 10 giving you a black screen after latest patches? Don’t panic! The latest cumulative updates for some versions of Windows 10 contain a bug that’s causing some PCs to produce a black screen after they’ve been installed, potentially leading some users to worry that their system might be seriously bro...
05:16, 06/17/2019

Microsoft's built-in Linux kernel for Windows 10 is ready for testing Just as promised, Microsoft has delivered a built of Windows 10 to members of its Insiders beta program that includes Windows Subsystem for Linux 2. It was announced just last month at the Build event, and the tech included in Preview Build 18917 (20...
00:32, 06/13/2019

How to back up files on exit from Windows 10 automatically with a batch file With a carefully crafted batch file, it is possible to create a series of commands that will back up data to a chosen location and then shut down your PC automatically....
23:32, 08/22/2019

Locals warned that SpaceX Starhopper test could shatter windows SpaceX’s Starship project is one if its most ambitious efforts yet. The company envisions various versions of the spacecraft eventually traveling to the Moon, Mars, and even to other star systems, but first it has to get off the ground. The Spa...
02:32, 08/27/2019

Dell revenue rises 3% as Windows refresh spurs PC demand Dell Technologies Inc reported a 3% rise in first-quarter revenue on Thursday, as more customers upgraded their systems ahead of Microsoft's planned phase out of Windows 7 and strong performance in its VMware Inc unit....
14:32, 05/30/2019

Microsoft is offering a Windows 7 extended security update to some users Microsoft is running a limited-time promotion for EA and EAS customers which will give them a year of Windows 7 extended security updates for no additional charge....
15:32, 08/26/2019

How to Add the Galaxy Note 10's 'Link to Windows' App to Older Samsung Phones Samsung’s “Link to Windows” feature is a lot like Microsoft’s Your Phone app; It lets you sync your Galaxy Note 10-series phone to your PC via its Quick Settings menu. Once connected, you can access your messaging apps, notifications, photos, and oth...
09:48, 08/19/2019

Google updates GKE with release channels, Windows Server Containers The new release channels will let GKE customers automatically upgrade their Kubernetes clusters at a pace that meets their risk tolerance and business needs....
03:00, 05/21/2019

Plex Users: Delete the Windows Store App and Download the Updated App One of the great things about Plex—aside from using it to create your own private, sharable streaming library—is just how many platforms it supports. You can use the service (and server) on Android, iOS, PC, Roku, smart TVs, and even your web browser...
03:32, 08/17/2019

Microsoft looks ready to add another Windows 10 Edition, Home Ultra, to its list Microsoft and its PC partners may be ready to take the wraps off a new Windows 10 Home edition that potentially would work on more powerful PCs than those which ship with reguar Windows 10 Home....
07:16, 05/28/2019

How to configure WMI filters for Group Policy to better manage your Windows clients Using the Windows Management Infrastructure framework, Windows admins can create filters that apply GPOs in creative ways to provide more granularity over system management in Active Directory....
03:00, 08/17/2019

Bus driver punished kids by turning off AC, rolling up windows on hot day: parents Irate Texas parents claim a school bus driver shut off the air conditioning and rolled up the windows in her big yellow ride on a hot day to punish students for being rowdy, according to a new report. “’She just kept saying, ‘You’re...
16:00, 05/17/2019

Slack patches vulnerability in Windows client that could be used to hijack files Enlarge / Strangers in your Slack channel could have messed with Slack for Windows' download settings, redirecting files to a malicious shared folder. It's fixed now. (credit: NOAH BERGER/AFP/Getty Images) On May 17, researchers at Tenable reveale...
14:00, 05/17/2019

Windows 10 after four years: A solid report card, but serious challenges ahead Four years after its launch, Windows 10 has gone from being a curiosity to owning a solid majority of the Windows desktop market. But Microsoft still has a tough challenge on its hands convincing Windows 7 holdouts to migrate....
09:00, 08/16/2019

Huawei needs Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows 10 like fish need water The import ban the Trump administration imposed on Huawei a few days ago was the next logical step in the trade war against China. While some people may have foreseen it, given the ZTE practice run from before, it still sent shockwaves through the in...
18:48, 05/23/2019

The new Xbox Game Bar adds a fresh layer to gaming on Windows 10 The Xbox features in Windows 10 have been fairly simple, with quick tools for capturing game footage and sharing it. That's changing today, just after the launch of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. Now, the Xbox Game Bar includes extra overl...
14:32, 05/22/2019

Old versions of Windows get a new patch to stop WannaCry-style attacks Microsoft is trying to head off another WannaCry-style malware outbreak before it starts. The software giant has released fixes for a Remote Desktop Services (aka Terminal Services) vulnerability that could allow "wormable" malware that spreads from....
16:16, 05/14/2019

1 Million Computers Still Vulnerable to Major Windows Security Exploit Microsoft has warned that nearly one million computers globally are still at risk of malware attack similar to WannaCry that spread worldwide in 2017 causing billions of dollars in damage....
11:16, 06/01/2019

Xbox Game Pass is coming to Windows 10, but many questions remain 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...
13:00, 05/30/2019

Chromium-based Edge gets dark mode for Windows 7 and 8.1, plus other tweaks Chromium-based Edge has received some further useful additions, including the introduction of dark mode for users on Windows 7 and 8.1.As you may recall, back in June when the revamped Edge was first launched for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, it didn ...
05:00, 07/19/2019

Windows 10 May update brings light theme and more upgrade controls Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10's May 2019 Update, and it should be good news if you're hoping for a refreshed look -- or just don't care much for passwords. The most conspicuous change is the addition of a long-in-the-making ligh...
20:00, 05/21/2019

Windows 10 preview ushers in new Cortana app with chat-based interface Windows 10 has witnessed the release of another preview build for the update due to land in the first half of 2020, and the big change here is what Microsoft’s describing as a new experience with Cortana.Build 18945 has been released to tester...
03:48, 07/28/2019

How to securely and completely delete files in Windows 10 without third-party software Deleting files in Windows 10 does not really delete the file. Security best practice requires deleted files to be completely overwritten more than once....
14:32, 07/09/2019

New Windows 10 build silences Cortana, brings passwordless accounts The latest Insider build of Windows 10, 18309, expands the use of a thing that Microsoft has recently introduced: passwordless Microsoft accounts. It's now possible to create a Microsoft account that uses a one-time code delivered over SMS as its pri...
05:16, 05/02/2019

Close the windows? Amsterdam mulls red light district change The mayor of Amsterdam proposes changes to red light district that include closing the curtains on the 330 windows where sex workers stand to attract customers...
08:32, 07/03/2019

In nostalgic move, Microsoft brings back PowerToys for Windows 10 At the dawn of the Internet era, developers on the Windows Shell team created some nifty utilities and shared them with power users in the Windows community. A quarter-century later, PowerToys are back, and this time they're open source....
18:16, 09/06/2019

Next major Windows 10 update’s only cool feature will be… how fast it installs? You may have already installed Microsoft’s latest major update on your Windows device, but don’t get your hopes up for any stellar features for the next major upgrade. They call them feature releases, and the Windows 10 May 2019 Update th...
10:16, 07/02/2019

Microsoft starts testing Windows 10 19H2 in the Slow Ring Microsoft is starting to test its Windows 10 19H2 feature release, which will basically be similar to a Cumulative Update with new features turned off by default....
16:32, 07/01/2019

PC shipments grew in Q2, fueled by tariff concerns and Windows 7 migrations End of extended support for Windows 7 is just six months away, giving a modest boost to the PC market, though concern over potential tariffs sent shipments higher....
09:32, 07/12/2019

Windows 7 Extended Security Updates will double in price each year Windows 7's free support period ends on January 14, 2020. Microsoft is offering three years of support updates for the operating system on a paid basis with a new program called Extended Security Updates (ESU). Unlike previous after-life support opti...
05:16, 05/02/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 Update now ready for more PCs as major issues are resolved The Windows 10 May 2019 Update has had three blocks lifted which were preventing the upgrade from being delivered to some PCs – the upshot being that you may now be able to get the latest update if it was being held back due to one of these co...
11:16, 07/12/2019

Microsoft accidentally releases, then pulls Windows 10 preview build This morning, Microsoft inadvertently released a preview build of Windows 10 to every ring of the Windows Insider Program. The incident was quickly resolved, but it serves as a cautionary tale. Here's how to respond if an unwanted update appears on y...
09:32, 07/24/2019

Microsoft just leaked a major Start button redesign for Windows 10 Remember back when Microsoft decided it would be a good idea to remove the Start button from Windows in Windows 8? Well, the company is considering new design changes for that iconic element of the Windows UI, but thankfully the button isn’t go...
15:00, 07/24/2019

Surface Pro 7 specs leak ahead of Microsoft’s big Windows 10 event Microsoft will hold a press event on October 2nd, where it will introduce several Surface hardware updates, as well as a huge surprise, if rumors are to be believed. We’re talking about the expected updates for the Surface Pro and Surface Lapto...
00:00, 09/18/2019

Florida man says he smashed car windows because ‘Trump owes me 1 trillion dollars’ A homeless Florida man went on a vandalism spree smashing the windows of at least 20 cars parked at a hotel in Fort Walton Beach, claiming President Trump owes him money....
02:48, 09/15/2019

Systems with small disks won’t be able to install Windows 10 May 2019 update Enlarge (credit: Alpha Six) Traditionally, Microsoft would use the release of a new operating system to bump the minimum hardware requirements that the software needs. With Windows 10 being the "last" version of Windows, Microsoft is using the majo...
04:48, 05/02/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 Update runs into trouble with some Intel drivers Windows 10 users looking to move to the latest May 2019 Update – perhaps for security reasons, as we’ve recently seen – should be aware that the upgrade is being blocked for certain older Intel drivers.As Microsoft explains, ther...
01:48, 07/26/2019

Microsoft blocks May 2019 Windows update on the Surface Book 2 Microsoft has blocked the latest major Windows 10 (May 2019, version 1903) update on its own Surface Book 2. According to the company, a compatibility issue caused some apps and games that used the Nvidia GPU to crash after the update was installed.....
10:00, 07/15/2019

Forget Windows, Linux or MacOS: Try these alternative operating systems No Windows, no Linux, no macOS: is there really a desktop operating system that's worth using outside of the big three? We've set out to answer that question, and while there are no absolute definitive answers here – everyone's ...
07:32, 07/22/2019

Chromium-based Edge (and Chrome) may get a better Incognito Mode on Windows 10 You’re likely aware that Chrome has an Incognito Mode, and Microsoft is seemingly planning to improve the level of privacy this gives web surfers in its fresh Chromium-powered take on the Edge browser. These improvements could also find their ...
12:48, 05/03/2019

Chelsea transfer ban explained: What we know so far about Fifa blocking new signings for two windows Chelsea have been hit with a transfer embargo by Fifa, banning them for registering players for the two consecutive windows over breaching regulations regarding minors....
07:16, 06/23/2019

Microsoft 3Q19 revenue up 14% on the back of strong cloud and, uh, Windows? (credit: Julien GONG Min / Flickr) In the third quarter of its 2019 financial year, which ran up until March 31, 2019, Microsoft's revenue was $30.6 billion, up 14 percent year on year. Operating income was up 25 percent to $10.3 billion, net incom...
04:48, 05/02/2019

Windows 10 preview links bugs you find to existing feedback Microsoft is trying to make it easier for users to report bugs. The company has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview with an updated Feedback Hub that lets users find similar complaints. If you've stumbled upon a problem in a pre-release build,...
17:32, 06/19/2019