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Windows 10 blunder   

Windows 10 blunder - If you receive this update from Microsoft DO NOT install it

Microsoft has apologised to users after it released an update to its popular Windows 10 operating system by mistake.

The US technology giant said the Windows 10 build was accidentally released to members enlisted on its Insiders programme.

According to Microsoft, the update wasn't fully tested with the firm stating that, "this build was never intended to go out to Windows Insiders and may include issues that impact usability of your PC."

This problem happened due to an inadvertent deployment to the engineering system that controls which builds/which rings to push out to insiders.

Microsoft says its team was quick to revert the deployment and put blocks in place to stop these builds from going out to more people.

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Published on June 3, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya is just around the corner   

The Cinnamon and MATE editions are currently in QA (functional testing) and we should be able to release them as BETA early this month.

Cinnamon was upgraded to version 3.4 and MATE to version 1.18.

The switch to LightDM was confirmed, with out of the box support for guest sessions and a beautiful login screen.

Many improvements and new features were added to the system and applications such as Blueberry, Xed, Xplayer, Xreader, Pix, Xviewer, the Update Manager and the Software Sources configuration tool.

We're very excited about this new release and eager to receive your feedback on the BETAs.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2rteDz7

Published on June 2, 2017 by Paul Illingworth  --  Revised on June 3, 2017
Microsoft Is Now Using Linus Torvalds Linux Open Source Tool For Windows Development   

In recent years, Microsoft has been becoming more friendly to Linux, even going so far as to say that they love it. Now, Microsoft announced that they were adopting the version control software originally created for the development of Linux.

Git is a version control system used to keep track of changes made to files. It was originally created by the Father of Linux, Linus Torvalds. When Linus started work on the Linux kernel, he used the free version of a (then) proprietary source control management system named BitKeeper. In 2005, Larry McVoy, the owner of BitKeeper, accused Andrew Tridgell, the creator of Samba and rsync, of reverse engineering BitKeepers protocols and revoke the free use of BitKeeper.

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Published on June 1, 2017 by Paul Illingworth  --  Revised on June 1, 2017
The Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool has been updated for WannaCry   

Microsoft offers a number of free anti-malware tools. Windows 10 and 8.1 users have Windows Defender. Windows 7 users can chose between the full-featured Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) or the limited Windows Defender. But all Windows users have access to the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) even though they may not be aware of it.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2rcqGka

Published on May 29, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Windows 10 Creators Update: Microsoft's latest update fixes a load of bugs   

A new cumulative update for the Windows 10 Creators Update addresses 14 bugs affecting the browser, peripherals, and third-party messaging apps.

Read more at: http://zd.net/2qpjqEt

Published on May 28, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Microsoft issues first Windows XP patch in 3 years to stymie WannaCrypt   

Microsoft on Friday took the unprecedented step of issuing patches for long-demoted versions of Windows, including Windows XP, to immunize PCs from fast-spreading ransomware that has crippled machines worldwide.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2qUd3Gs

Published on May 23, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
The worm that spreads WanaCrypt0r   

Something that many security researchers have feared has indeed come true. Threat actors have integrated a critical exploit taking advantage of a popular communication protocol used by Windows systems, crippling thousands of computers worldwide with ransomware.

Within hours of being leveraged, a flaw that had been recently patched by Microsoft has been used to distribute the WanaCrypt0r ransomware and wreak havoc worldwide.

In this blog post, we will describe the worm responsible for spreading this ransomware by looking at its capabilities and what has made this threat so successful.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2qT3iIl

Published on May 23, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
What are exploits? (And why you should care)   

Exploits: they're not your mama's cyberthreats. At one point in the not-so-distant past, exploits were responsible for delivering 80 percent of malware to people's systems. But exploits seem to be experiencing a lull today. Does this mean they're gone for good and we can all let down our guard? Or is this simply the calm before the storm? Let's break down this stealthy threat so you can not only know your enemy, but also be appropriately prepared should the exploit attacks return.

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Published on May 23, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
ZERO shows malware who is boss   

Watch Malwarebytes' trademark robot, ZERO, destroy malware in this dystopian animated clip.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2q8ei7y

Published on May 23, 2017 by Paul Illingworth  --  Revised on May 23, 2017
Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?   

Many people believe that if you don't want to use the Windows operating system, the only other option is to fork out almost obscene amounts of cash for a Mac. There is, however, another option.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2qRIf7U

Published on May 8, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
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