Windows 10 Preview build 20262 released to Insiders

Windows 10 Preview build 20262 released to Insiders

Microsoft has Windows 10 preview build 20262 (FE_RELEASE) to Insiders on the Dev channel with mostly bug fixes. Windows Insiders can download Build 20206 right now by going into Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update and then checking for new updates. Below are the new features in this release, and you can read the full release notes here. What’s new in Windows […]

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Microsoft joins other major developers on road to Apple Silicon

Microsoft joins other major developers on road to Apple Silicon

Microsoft is building a native version of Office for Apple Silicon as other major developers transition to Apple’s new chips. Apple has now introduced new Macs based on the M1 Apple Silicon SoC. Most major developers are already climbing aboard, including Microsoft, which has published a beta of Office 2019 optimized for Big Sur that also runs on the new chips. […]

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Inventor of the World Wide Web wants to ensure you have total control over your data

Inventor of the World Wide Web wants to ensure you have total control over your data

What if your data followed you across applications and online services?                       After launching his new startup three years ago, World Wide Web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee has announced that the enterprise version of Inrupt’s Solid Server is now available. Inrupt was created to deliver on Sir […]

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Microsoft fixes Windows 10 issue behind displays going black

Microsoft fixes Windows 10 issue behind displays going black

Microsoft says that it fixed a known issue affecting devices running Windows 10, version 2004 since June and causing external displays to go black when drawing in certain applications including Microsoft Office Word and Whiteboard. After impacted external monitors go black, users will also see that their graphics cards are marked as having issues in the Windows […]

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Windows 10: Upcoming driver changes may break plug-and-play

Windows 10: Upcoming driver changes may break plug-and-play

Upcoming changes to how Windows 10 automatically installs driver updates may cause plug-and-play to break for some devices. In February 2020, as part of the new optional update experience, Microsoft allowed hardware developers to mark submitted drivers as either ‘Automatic’ or ‘Manual.’ Drivers marked as ‘Automatic’ are automatically installed by Windows 10 when an associated device is […]

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New Google Chrome version fixes actively exploited zero-day bug

New Google Chrome version fixes actively exploited zero-day bug

Google has released Chrome 86.0.4240.111 today, October 20th, 2020, to the Stable desktop channel to address five security vulnerabilities, one of them an actively exploited zero-day bug. “Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2020-15999 exists in the wild,” the Google Chrome 86.0.4240.111 announcement reads. This version is rolling out to the entire userbase during the next days/weeks. Windows, […]

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The most common malicious email attachments infecting Windows

The most common malicious email attachments infecting Windows

To stay safe online, everyone needs to recognize malicious attachments that are commonly used in phishing emails to distribute malware. When distributing malware, threat actors create spam campaigns that pretend to be invoices, invites, payment information, shipping information, eFaxes, voicemails, and more. Included in these emails are malicious Word and Excel attachments, or links to […]

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New ransomware vaccine kills programs wiping Windows shadow volumes

New ransomware vaccine kills programs wiping Windows shadow volumes

A new ransomware vaccine program has been created that terminates processes that try to delete volume shadow copies using Microsoft’s vssadmin.exe program, Every day, Windows will create backups of your system and data files and store them in Shadow Volume Copy snapshots. These snapshots can then be used to recover files if they are mistakenly changed […]

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