A screenshot of what appears to be an upcoming version of Windows has purportedly been leaked, casting a spotlight on reports of its imminent return.
A Russian leaker, Wzor, says Windows Cloud, a limited loss leader version to tempt users to subscribe to get the full features, is headed our way soon. While freeware has always been a great tactic in increasing software subscriptions, given how much data is harvested via "free" software and social media services these days, I have to wonder if this move too might turn users from their former categorization as customers into product.
Mobile device users no longer need to feel left out of tech support scams because they are now being targeted by scammers, says security Jerome Segura in a blog.
This Patch Tuesday, Microsoft is issuing eight security bulletins, including three critical bulletins for vulnerabilities affecting Windows and Internet Explorer, which could enable an attacker to gain control of the vulnerable systems.
Microsoft is warning about attackers targeting a zero-day vulnerability in a graphics component that impacts Windows, Office and Lync and issued an interim "Fix-It" workaround until a comprehensive solution is ready.
At the crux of the matter is how the Windows desktop "is not changing much" in spite of the faster release cadence that started with Windows 8.
On the tenth anniversary of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft is providing a full plate of security updates, including four critical and four important bulletins.
Expectations for mobile applications are through the roof.
There have been more than 2 million downloads of Windows 8.1 RTM, or Released to Manufacturing, in the first 24 hours that it was made available to professionals and developers.
If it is the second Tuesday of the month, it must be Patch Tuesday. And Microsoft is serving up a "heapin helpin" of security bulletins – 14 to be exact.