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Microsoft issues security advisory affecting all versions of Windows, Windows Phone

Microsoft issues security advisory affecting all versions of Windows, Windows Phone

Chuong H Nguyen 65

Microsoft has issued a security advisory that affects users of all currently supported versions of Windows, including Windows 8, Windows Phone, and Windows RT. Though no immediate action may be required from the user on select platforms, it is important to know what is happening as it relates to the improper issuance of SSL certificates, which Microsoft says "could be used in attempts...

UK officials follow US counterparts by banning electronics that have no charge from boarding flights

UK officials follow US counterparts by banning electronics that have no charge from boarding flights

John Callaham 119

The UK government's Department of Transport has now joined with the U.S. in requiring that passengers on some international flights coming in and out of the country must show that their electronic devices can be powered up, in an effort to improve security. The new notice from the department stated: In line with the US advice, passengers on some routes into and out of the UK may...

Bitly alerts users of widespread account compromises, claims no accounts have been accessed

Bitly alerts users of widespread account compromises, claims no accounts have been accessed

Chris Parsons 13

If you've ever created an account for the url shortening service Bitly before, you'll want to listen up. Bitly has now announced via their blog that they have reason to believe that Bitly account credentials have been compromised and are suggesting users change their API keys and OAuth tokens. We have reason to believe that Bitly account credentials have been compromised. We have...

John McAfee's Chadder aims to keep your messages private, lands on Windows Phone before iOS

John McAfee's Chadder aims to keep your messages private, lands on Windows Phone before iOS

Daniel Rubino 79

John McAfee and his new company, Future Tense Private Systems (FTC), have released an encrypted messaging app for mobile users. The app is named 'Chadder' and it is now available on Android and Windows Phone 8.1, with an iOS version due in the coming weeks. The app is meant to address the growing concerns of mobile users who worry about government eavesdropping, especially after the...

Microsoft issues warning about limited, targeted attack vulnerability in Internet Explorer

Microsoft issues warning about limited, targeted attack vulnerability in Internet Explorer

Rene Ritchie 136

Microsoft has issued a security advisory for Internet Explorer due to a "zero-day" limited, targeted attack vulnerability it's found "in the wild". Versions of IE include Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, and Internet Explorer 11. "Zero day" means it came without warning and "in the wild" means it's already being...

Get secure by encrypting your PC with Microsoft BitLocker for Windows 8 Pro

Get secure by encrypting your PC with Microsoft BitLocker for Windows 8 Pro

Michael Archambault 78

While the release of Windows Vista was plagued with burden and its legacy was remembered as such, one excellent feature to rise out of the wreckage has served its way through Windows 7 up to current day Windows 8 operating systems. The feature that we are referring to is, of course, Microsoft’s BitLocker Drive Encryption – full disk encryption at the click of a button. WARNING: Disk...

Microsoft Store giving away $100 credit; simply trade up your Windows XP dinosaur (US and Canada Only)

Microsoft Store giving away $100 credit; simply trade up your Windows XP dinosaur (US and Canada Only)

Michael Archambault 52

We have been announcing the end days of Windows XP for some time now, and if you are not planning on upgrading your poor sad operating system to a nice new shiny one, then we are a bit of a loss what more to say. Microsoft on the other hand, has one more trick up their sleeves; they are willing to shell out a $100 instant savings credit if you trade up your existing Windows XP machine...

Microsoft says it's really time to dump Windows XP thru this clever infograph

Microsoft says it's really time to dump Windows XP thru this clever infograph

Michael Archambault 157

The sunset for Windows XP is approaching and if you have not left the operating system that launched twelve years ago – it is really time to move on now. Next month, support will be cut for the platform and your PC will become vulnerable to the terrible wrath of internet diseases and attacks. If you are feeling a bit stubborn and are digging your heels into the dirt, checkout this...