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How the CIA infects air-gapped networks

Sprawling “Brutal Kangarooldquo; spreads malware using booby-trapped USB drives.

Advice for Windows Migrations: Automate as Much as Possible

The lessons Riverside Health System learned when moving to Windows 7 will help it quickly move to Windows 10.

Microsoft Master File Table bug exploited to BSOD Windows 7, 8.1

The 1990s called: they want their filepath hack back Until Microsoft patches this problem, use Chrome: a slip in file-path handling allows attacker to crash Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 with a file call.…

In a throwback to the ’90s, NTFS bug lets anyone hang...

It's like the c:\con\con bug all over again.

WannaCry Hit Windows 7 Machines Most

More than 95% of all of the infected machines were running Windows 7, according to Kaspersky Lab data.

Windows 7, not XP, was the reason last week’s WCry worm...

A run-down of recent WCry developments you may have missed.

How to make sure your Windows PC won’t get hit by...

You need to get your Windows computer protected against WannaCrypt and its ilk. Here are detailed instructions on how to see if you need patching and, if you do, how to get patched.By far the easiest method is to simply run Windows Update and install all important patches. You may not be able to do thatmdash;or may not want to do thatmdash;for several important reasons:You may not want all of the latest patches, whether for compatibility reasons or because you donrsquo;t trust Microsoftrsquo;s additional snooping in Windows 7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollups If yoursquo;re using Windows XP or Windows 8, Windows Update doesnrsquo;t work If yoursquo;re running Windows 7 or 8.1 on a newer computer (Kaby Lake and Ryzen processors, as well as several others), Microsoft may have gratuitously blocked Windows Update You may have problems running Windows Update for myriad reasons, and you donrsquo;t want to futz around with figuring out the reason or resetting while the threat lingers [ From backup to productivity tools, check out the top 30 free apps for Windows 10. | Download the superguide to Windows 10 installation. | Stay up on key Microsoft technologies with the Windows Report newsletter. ]Your approach to checking if you need the patches, and then installing them, will vary depending on your operating system.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

How to make sure your Windows PC won’t get hit by...

You need to get your Windows computer protected against WannaCry and its ilk. Here are detailed instructions on how to see if you need patching and, if you do, how to get patched.By far the easiest method is to simply run Windows Update and install all important patches. You may not be able to do thatmdash;or may not want to do thatmdash;for several important reasons:You may not want all of the latest patches, whether for compatibility reasons or because you donrsquo;t trust Microsoftrsquo;s additional snooping in Windows 7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollups If yoursquo;re using Windows XP or Windows 8, Windows Update doesnrsquo;t work If yoursquo;re running Windows 7 or 8.1 on a newer computer (Kaby Lake and Ryzen processors, as well as several others), Microsoft may have gratuitously blocked Windows Update You may have problems running Windows Update for myriad reasons, and you donrsquo;t want to futz around with figuring out the reason or resetting while the threat lingers [ From backup to productivity tools, check out the top 30 free apps for Windows 10. | Download the superguide to Windows 10 installation. | Stay up on key Microsoft technologies with the Windows Report newsletter. ]Your approach to checking if you need the patches, and then installing them, will vary depending on your operating system.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

WCry is so mean Microsoft issues patch for 3 unsupported Windows...

Decommissioned for years, Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003 get emergency update.

Microsoft has reissued KB 3150513 snooping patch twice this month

Microsoft is slowly rolling out Windows 10 Creators Update, but has switched into high gear with changes to the telemetry system that helps it detect when a PC is ready to be upgraded.

The branding of those recent patches, however, is confusing to many Windows customers.On April 24, Microsoft issued a new version—the 10th revision in the past year—of the KB 3150513 snooping patch for computers running Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and Windows 10 builds 1511 and 1607.

Billed as the “latest compatibility definition update for Windows,” KB 3150513’s description says:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

The real-world guide to Windows 10 migration

With Windows 10 already deployed on more than 400 million computers, it’s hard to argue with its success.

But the fastest adoption rate of any Windows release has thus far played out predominantly on consumer devices.

The enterprise tells a different story, with organizations still mostly on Windows 7.

But the change is coming fast.

Brad Anderson, corporate vice president at Microsoft, recently announced that 86 percent of enterprises will upgrade to Windows 10 within three to four years; of these, organizations 47 percent said they will upgrade in the next 12 months.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)