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CIA's Windows XP to Windows 10 malware: WikiLeaks reveals Athena

WikiLeaks says the CIA's Athena malware can be used to spy on Windows XP through to Windows 10 computers.<p>The latest file revealed in WikiLeaks' Vault …

Microsoft

Updates about our #MicrosoftEvent in Shanghai

Follow along with updates about our #MicrosoftEvent in Shanghai, China right here on 5/23 beginning at 4 AM PST/7 AM EST.

EternalRocks Worm Spreads Seven NSA SMB Exploits

A worm called EternalRocks has been spreading seven Windows SMB exploits leaked by the ShadowBrokers, including EternalBlue, which was used to spread …

Information Security

Are Britain's nuclear weapons systems 'vulnerable' to mass cyberattacks?

"National security is being compromised by these outdated systems," one expert claimed.<p>In the wake of the "WannaCry" cyberattack which resulted in …

Nuclear Weapons

WannaCry ransomware hit Windows 7 worse than Windows XP, analysis suggests

Most of the infected machines were running Windows 7, two security firms have said<p>When the WannaCry ransomware infected computers in the NHS and …

Microsoft

Hate automatic software updates? You're not alone

SAN FRANCISCO – Grit your teeth and let your computer update itself. That’s the advice of security experts, who say consumers should welcome those updates because they serve a crucial purpose highlighted by the victims of the WannaCry ransomware attack.<p>In the case of the massive cybersecurity …

Cybersecurity

Backward Compatibility Super Sale

Store home<p>Devices<p>Microsoft Surface<br>• PCs & tablets<br>• Xbox<br>• Virtual reality<br>• Accessories<br>• Windows phone<p>Software & Apps<p>Office<br>• Windows<br>• Professional software<br>• Windows …

Windows Apps

Report: roughly 98% of computers affected by WannaCry ransomware were running Windows 7

Ransomware

WannaCry Ransomware: How To Decrypt Your Files If You've Been Hit By WannaCry

A group of security researchers have created a tool that can help users hit by the massive WannaCry ransomware attack decrypt their files without …

Windows Server

11 Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

• Home/<br>• Reviews/<br>• Software/<br>• Operating Systems and Platforms/<br>• Windows 10/<br>• 11 Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10<p>11 Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10<p>Even if you …

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​'Safe and predictable' Windows 10 S won't run Linux, says Microsoft

Microsoft wants to clear up confusion about Windows 10 S and Linux distributions available on the Windows Store.<p>Just because Linux distributions are …

Windows Store

In WannaCry's Wake, a New Rapidly Spreading Ransomware Attack Appeared Today

A week after WannaCry induced worldwide panic, another vicious ransomware attack is currently underway.<p>Despite being contained primarily to Ukraine …

Windows Server

Apple release of iTunes on Windows Store foreshadows 'tipping point,' Microsoft exec says

Touting the benefits of Windows 10 S in a recent interview, Microsoft CVP of Windows Joe Belfiore said Apple's decision to list iTunes in the Windows …

Windows Store

Seven things we learned about WannaCry

The cyberattack is one of the worst of its kind in history, disrupting businesses, hospitals and government agencies. Here's everything we know so far.<p>How much worse can all this hacking get?<p>This past week saw one of the worst cyberattacks ever, striking hospitals and businesses around the world. …

Microsoft

Almost All Wannacry Victims Were Using Windows 7, So Update Your Stuff

Wannacry spread across the internet last week, infecting systems across the world and embarrassing nations that don’t upgrade their OSs. And, it turns out, for all the hype surrounding your grandpa’s taste in operating systems, it wasn’t Windows XP that was the problem.<p>The Verge found analysis that …

Microsoft

This heat map shows how WannaCry spread around the world like an epidemic

Security firm Malwarebytes has traced the source of the infection back to its roots – and it didn't spread from an email<p>Last week, the WannaCry …

Windows Server

Microsoft withheld update that could have slowed WannaCry ransomware infection

Global software giant Microsoft could have prevented the WannaCry ransomware from reaching epidemic proportions globally and become a hero for millions of people, but lure of monetary gain stopped it from taking the right decision.<p>Microsoft, despite knowing the vulnerabilities present in its PC …

Microsoft

Microsoft Edge at Build 2017

Last week, Microsoft welcomed thousands of developers from around the world to Build 2017, where we shared our vision for the future of dozens of …

Microsoft

Microsoft should have left Windows XP to rot and die

Microsoft's decision to release an emergency patch for Windows XP to foil the WannaCrypt ransomware attack has sent consumers and enterprise …

Microsoft

Microsoft held back a free WannaCry patch, report says

The repair would have slowed down the ransomware, but customers running older software were charged for protection.<p>Microsoft could have slowed the devastating spread of ransomware WannaCry to businesses, the Financial Times reports. Instead, it held back a free repair update on machines running …

Microsoft

What You Need To Know About The Latest Security Hacks

I wrote recently about the changing face of cybersecurity—the expanding threat surface of the Internet of Things, mobility, BYOD and the cloud, and the different kind of attacks we’ve been seeing over the last several years in response to these changes. I emphasized the need for a more holistic …

Cybersecurity

Free webinar: Learn how to save up to 40 percent while running a high performance IT infrastructure

Having a consistent hybrid cloud environment is like having the best of both worlds. You can run workloads where they perform best and reduce …

Windows Server

Introducing XAML Standard and .NET Standard 2.0

XAML Standard<p>We are pleased to announce <b>XAML Standard</b>, which is a standards-based effort to unify XAML dialects across XAML based technologies such as …

.Net Framework

DT Daily: WannaCry cleanup tool restores files on Windows XP machines

Over a week after the initial attack, cleanup after the WannaCry ransomware attack continues. First the good news: A new tool is now available to …

Microsoft

Researcher Creates Tool to Unlock WannaCry-Infected Windows XP Files

5/19/2017<br>11:32 AM<p>50%<p>50%<p>A security researcher appears to have discovered a flaw in WannaCry that may provide Windows XP victims of the attack with a …

Information Security

It's Windows 7 -- not Windows XP -- that's to blame for the spread of WannaCry ransomware

It’s been a week since the WannaCrypt/WannaCry ransomware cyber attacks began, and the repercussions are still being felt. It became clear quite …

Microsoft

Improving the high-DPI experience in GDI based Desktop Apps

In recent years, High-DPI displays have become common. Having a lot more pixels to display your application on seems like a simple recipe for crisper …

Web Development

Panasonic announces Toughbook 33 2-in

Today, Panasonic announced the U.S. availability of the Panasonic Toughbook 33, a 2-in-1 detachable laptop powered by Windows 10 and 7th Gen Intel …

Laptops

Is it still worth buying a Windows phone?

Mike is a happy Windows smartphone user and wants to upgrade to the latest operating system. Is this wise, or is the phone going the way of the BlackBerry?<p>I’ve been using a Microsoft Lumia 640 for the past couple of years and like it a lot. It works well with OneDrive and other Microsoft stuff, and …

Windows Phone

How You Can Stop The WannaCry Ransomware (And Make A Profit In The Process)

<i>By</i> <i>Matthew Carr</i><p>This past weekend, headlines turned once again to the fastest-growing industry in the world: Ransomware.<p>For those who are not in the …

Cybersecurity