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Working on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10, and already boasting over 6 million users, Paragon's system software smarts see it releasing Backup & Recovery Free, free of charge.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 21 December 2017 11:12

Romanians arrested for spreading Windows ransomware

Five Romanians suspected of spreading the CTB-Locker Windows ransomware throughout Europe and the US have been arrested in Bucharest.

Published in Security

Google has accused Microsoft of making online life riskier for those who use Windows 7 and Windows 8, compared to those who use Windows 10, as the latest bugs are not being fixed in the older versions.

Published in Security

A Windows user has got around Microsoft's latest effort to force users of older Windows versions to upgrade to Windows 10.

Published in Home Tech

Figures released by Microsoft show that Windows 10 installed base has fallen since December 2016 while the share enjoyed by Windows 7 has risen.

Published in Business Software

Microsoft has unveiled its latest method to make users of Windows 7 and 8/8.1 upgrade to Windows 10, by making updates unavailable if users of these versions of Windows are running on systems which use the latest processors.

Published in Home Tech

Windows 10 was the least secure of current Windows versions in 2016, with 46% more vulnerabilities than either Windows 8 or 8.1, according to an analysis of Microsoft's own security bulletins in 2016.

Published in Security

In the days leading up to 29 July 2016, PCs running Windows were frantically updated to Windows 10, some by accident, others by design. But since then the pace has fallen off and even though the total number of PCs running the latest avatar of Microsoft's operating system 18 months after release is about 400 million there is no reason to rejoice.

Published in Open Sauce

Two researchers have cracked Microsoft's secure boot technology, finding a so-called golden key that was protecting the feature.

Published in Security

Does Microsoft have some kind of company policy that prevents it from providing easy access to the utility that allows a user at least some measure of control over the unwieldy beast that the Windows operating system has become?

Published in Open Sauce

Microsoft has issued a warning about a new type of ransomware that can self-propagate, behaviour that one normally associates with worms.

Published in Security

Once again, Microsoft has been caught out putting the security of its users at risk, by employing what has been described as a "nasty trick" to force an upgrade to Windows 10.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 02 May 2016 11:08

Windows desktop share falls below 90%

The desktop share of Windows computers worldwide fell below 90 per cent for the first time since it established the mark, according to figures from the web analytics company Net Applications.

Published in Business Software

Boasting of being ‘the most compatible free office suite,’ FreeOffice 2016 says ‘no other free office suite offers such a high level of file compatibility with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.’

Published in Apps
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 16:47

Intel promotes Intel Authenticate and Intel Unite

Intel used its sponsorship of this week's Connect Expo and the associated Next Big Thing conference to promote the benefits of the sixth-generation Core and Core vPro CPUs.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 28 January 2016 12:29

Keeping Windows 10 upgrade at bay is a tough task

Microsoft has been slipping in code with its regular updates to make users accept an upgrade to Windows 10 whether they like it or not, as reported in iTWire on Tuesday.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:57

Windows computers hit by ransomware in Mumbai

Three Indian banks and a pharmaceutical company in Mumbai are being asked to cough up millions in order to obtain a decryption key to unlock Windows computers that have been compromised through the use of ransomware.

Published in Security

Microsoft is forcing Windows users to upgrade to Windows 10 by quietly slipping in code through its regular updates. This has been confirmed by multiple sources.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 15:42

Royal Melbourne Hospital hit by Windows XP virus

Work at the pathology department of the Royal Melbourne Hospital has been hit for several days by a virus which has infected computers running Microsoft's Windows XP operating system.

Published in Security
Thursday, 05 November 2015 23:44

Windows 10 spying: Terminator-like unstoppable?

When the service is free, you are the product, and in Microsoft’s case, the company appears to be ‘scroogling’ people just as it warned Google was doing.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

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