security and privacy issues

Microsoft script prevents Win10, WinServer 2016 from giving up recon data

Microsoft's efforts to improve defences of its operating system have paid off with the release of Windows 10.  As noted...

December 1st, 2016 Howard Solomon

bandaid, fix, repair

New Windows patch management process starts

Today Microsoft starts its new patching policy for certain versions of Windows desktop and server, promising a more consistent and simplified...

October 11th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Windows 10 feature

Microsoft offers analytics tool to help admins update PCs to Windows 10

Windows 10 has it advantages, but the stability of Win7 -- to say nothing of the savings in not having...

September 29th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Win10 Anniversary Update makes it easier to add external devices for authentication

Microsoft has announced another lure for CISOs who have been holding back on adopting Windows 10 in their environments --...

July 5th, 2016 Howard Solomon


Another reminder that attackers use spear phishing for initial compromise

A report this week on the discovery of an espionage group exploiting a vulnerability in several versions of Windows Server...

April 28th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Cyber security

Uninstall ASAP: Trend Micro uncovers critical vulnerabilities affecting QuickTime for Windows

Currently using Apple Inc.’s multimedia software QuickTime for Windows within your business? You might want to reconsider: Trend Micro Inc.’s...

April 15th, 2016 Ryan Patrick

bandaid, fix, repair

Microsoft, Adobe and Google issue flood of fixes

This is a big week for updates: Microsoft issued its usual Windows fixes on Patch Tuesday, but also Adobe pushed...

October 14th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Windows 10 and public opinion thus far

Launched on July 29th, Windows 10 has been downloaded over 15 million times. From a flexible and open operating system,...

August 21st, 2015 Robert Cordray

Browser can cause Active Directory to leak credentials: Researchers

Windows 10 has been out barely two weeks and already a vulnerability has been spotted, one that exists in every...

August 10th, 2015 Howard Solomon