For the third time in the last four weeks, Microsoft today backed away from a customer cutoff as it postponed enforcement of the Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline until June 10.
Microsoft will be officially announce a number of upcoming Xbox One games at its E3 2014 press event in Los Angeles on June 9th. However, a person who claims to have information about what Microsoft will show and reveal at that event has posted up some leaks on a blog post.
Microsoft rolled out a new version of Skype for "Modern" (a k a Metro-Style) Windows 8.1 users on May 7.
Just as the operating system group did recently with Windows 8.1 Update, the Skype team also is focusing on making the app easier to use for those using mice and keyboards. From a blog post announcing the new 2.8 version:
Now that the IE zero day which caused so much panic over the last several days has been patched, researchers are much more free to discuss details of the attack.
Cisco's Snort IPS network shows that their customers began on April 24 with several phishing attacks.
The attack relies on getting a user to visit a web site with the malicious code and this was the purpose of the phishing emails. Cisco found these subject lines used in the attacks:
Microsoft has issued a fix for a dangerous Internet Explorer bug that left the browser highly vulnerable across every major version -- including those that run on Windows XP.
The patch, delivered at 10 a.m. Thursday, comes out of Microsoft's usual Patch Tuesday cycle because of its severity. It affected IE 6 through 11 and allowed attackers to install malware on your computer without your permission that could be used to steal personal data, track online behavior, or gain control of the computer.