Windows systems are vulnerable to FREAK, a decade-old bug that was discovered only this week affecting Android and Apple devices.
FREAK — short for Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys — allows hackers to decrypt HTTPS-protected Web traffic between browsers and millions of websites. Microsoft confirmed that Windows could be compromised the same way as Android, BlackBerry, iOS and OS X devices in an advisory published today.
Microsoft's been making lots of noise lately about its send-your-snapshots-to-the-cloud service Azure Site Recovery. But now it's come right out and said it: Redmond reckons backup software deserves to die.
“If cloud storage had existed decades ago, it’s unlikely that the industry would have developed the backup processes that are commonly used today,” Microsoft says.
Microsoft hasn't released a new build of Windows 10 in several weeks but that doesn't mean we can't get a look at the upcoming Spartan browser. Thanks to a new leak from a build that has not been released, we can get a closer view of what this new feature will look like.
While we have already seen what Cortana will look like in Spartan, these images give us a better look at what else to expect from the user interface when Spartan is released to Insiders.
Criminals are a tricky bunch. One of their favorite scams targets those who own a computer, but lack any real technical knowledge other than how to browse the Web.
The scam starts with a call that warns of problems, and immediately offers to connect you with a Microsoft support staffer. Their goal is to remotely control your system and install malware and rogue anti-Virus software.
After introducing the first version of the Microsoft fitness Band four months ago Microsoft is delivering some new software and service features, as well as a preview of the developer kit for the device.
The new updates to Microsoft Band, available today, February 23, include a Web dashboard, biking functionality, new ways to scan and respond to incoming notifications and integration with Microsoft's HealthVault personal health-tracking service and MapMyFitness.