Tag: windows

Ransomware Woes Sees India Force Microsoft for Cut-Price Upgrade Deal

Following last month’s unprecedented cyberattack led by the WannaCry ransomware, India has reportedly pressed Microsoft to offer a significant one-time discount deal for over 50 million Windows...

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Microsoft Security Director Admits Windows 10 Disables 3rd Party Antivirus Software

As Kaspersky Lab sues Microsoft for alleged antitrust compliant violations, a senior security executive at the software giant confirmed that the latest version of its flagship operating system,...

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Microsoft Patches Windows XP to Protect Against Nation-State Attacks

After Microsoft took the unprecedented step of releasing patches for Windows XP following last month’s WannaCry attacks, the software maker has released additional updates for all of versions of...

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2016 Windows Mitigations

In 2016, Microsoft took several steps to improve and increase security for modern Windows versions in small steps, called mitigations. These mitigations serve as security measures to decrease and...

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2016 Windows Exploitations

Over the course of 2016, vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Edge were fixed after numerous exploitations. According to statistics, the number of vulnerabilities exploited from the outside in...

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Disk-Wiping Malware KillDisk Now Targets Linux Systems

Infamous disk-wiping malware KillDisk gains an update which sees it compromise Linux systems alongside Windows machines. The malware, known to be used in hacking attacks during espionage operations...

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DHS Wants Windows Users to Uninstall Apple’s Quicktime

Citing security firm Trend Micro, the Department of Homeland Security has issued a timely alert to Windows users, reminding them that Apple has ended QuickTime support for Windows, leaving them...

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