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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Published on May 8, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Do not Fall for This Google Docs Phishing Scam   

The 'highly sophisticated' phishing campaign appears to have hit a number of journalists, along with individuals from other industries.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2qRcw6Z

Published on May 7, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
A look at Windows Alternatives in Linux   

GNU/Linux users are well aware of the fact that many pieces of software commonly used in Microsoft Windows, do not function for us using things like WINE; and so we must find alternatives to use.

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Published on May 7, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Linux Mint 18.2 Ubuntu-based operating system is named 'Sonya'   

Linux Mint is a very popular operating system -- for Linux, anyway. It is based on Ubuntu, but it ditches one of the most maligned aspects of its base OS -- the Unity desktop environment. Instead, it primarily offers the Cinnamon DE, which is reminiscent of Microsoft's Windows 7.

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

Published on May 2, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
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