Microsoft makes Copilot work properly with multiple monitors
Microsoft has fixed the problem in which using Copilot in combination with multiple monitors was causing weird images. It has also fixed a compatibility issue that was blocking upgrades to Windows 11 23H2.
Microsoft is increasingly pushing for the final availability of Copilot in its products. T... Read more
Bug affects Linux systems: major risk to firmware
The vulnerability allows hackers to execute code early in a device's boot. Virtually all Linux distributions are affected by this bug.
Security developer Matthew Garrett warns of this. The vulnerability is in shim, a component that runs during the boot process. Shim performs tasks even before th... Read more
macOS patch now prevents random window sharing
Apple has made new releases available for macOS Sonoma and iOS 17. Release 14.2.1 fixes a vulnerability issue for macOS Sonoma around screen sharing with others.
Release 14.2.1 of macOS Sonoma addresses an issue when sharing screens with others. This recently discovered bug can share content fro... Read more
Windows 11 23H2 update leads to performance loss, but there’s a fix
Microsoft has provided Windows 11 with update 23H2, but not everything seems to be going according to plan. Users have been complaining of poorer performance since one installed the update. The culprit appears to be Windows Defender.
On Oct. 31, Microsoft launched Windows 11 23H2, which included... Read more
iPhone 15 overheats due to bug and apps, fix is on the way
Apple is working on fixing the iPhone 15's overheating problems, which is said to be due to a bug in iOS 17 and third-party apps.
Recently, people have complained online that the new iPhone 15 gets very hot while using the device. Reported occurrences include during charging and tasks that requi... Read more
AMD EPYC Rome CPUs Stop Working After 1,044 Days of Uptime
A timer bug causes AMD's chips to crash after about three years unless they are rebooted.
A revision guide for AMD EPYC 7002 "Rome" server processor reveals that a chip core could hang after 1,044 days of uptime (approximately three years). The revision notice, which was issued in April 2023, st... Read more
Google introduces Mobile Vulnerability Rewards Program
Google has introduced what it calls the "Mobile Vulnerability Rewards Program". The tech giant intends for the innovative bug bounty initiative to compensate security researchers for identifying flaws in the company's Android applications. "We are thrilled to unveil the new Mobile VRP! We are activ... Read more
WhatsApp bug around microphone access raises concerns (even if it’s a false positive)
WhatsApp is dealing with a bug on some Android phones. Owner Meta argues that the app falsely claims to have microphone access. A month ago, a Twitter employee questioned why WhatsApp was using the microphone in the morning, but it was said to be a false positive.
The tweet was picked up by Twit... Read more
Here’s how to protect your privacy in Microsoft Edge
There seems to be a bug in version 112 of the Microsoft Edge browser. A feature intended to track content creators everywhere sends entire URLs to a Bing domain. Fortunately, you can fix this privacy issue as a user.
The feature is on for users by default. To prevent this behaviour from Edge, yo... Read more
Google Pay bug gave some users free money
Google Pay users may have gotten an unexpected surprise recently, with reports of accidental cash deposits appearing in their accounts.
Android researcher Mishaal Rahman was one of the first to share details of the bug on Twitter, with some users reporting sums as high as $1,000.
The cash dep... Read more