Outlook will be the central point for Microsoft 365 apps: update on redesign
Microsoft is subjecting its email client Outlook to a robust redesign. Outlook should become one with Microsoft 365 and as such, serve as a "hub. The redesigned Outlook will become the standard for all Windows application users in a few years.
Microsoft sees the digital inbox as the starting po... Read more
Microsoft removes TLS 1.0/1.1 from Windows, with possible negative effects
Microsoft is soon going to remove some old versions of the security protocol TLS from Windows. Upcoming versions of the operating system will then no longer have TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 by default. This could affect the operation of (business) applications.
According to the tech giant, removing the ... Read more
WordPad soon to be discontinued in Windows
After 28 years, Microsoft will stop including the free word processing application WordPad in Windows. Users will soon be able to rely on Word or Notepad after a future Windows update.
Recently, Microsoft announced that WordPad will no longer be supported. Customers who want an alternative will ... Read more
Hackers figure out your computer’s location via malware Whiffy Recon
Hackers can accurately determine your location with the new malware Whiffy Recon. The data can potentially be used as leverage to let victims fulfil the hacker's wishes.
The new malware Whiffy Recon searches for a computer's location. Researchers from Secureworks first encountered the malware i... Read more
Microsoft streamlines Teams experience for multi-tenant enterprises
Microsoft is releasing new features for multi-tenant enterprises. These companies feature multiple access management solutions in the form of Azure Active Directory.
New features for multi-tenant organizations (MTOs) on Teams should make it easier to collaborate and access files and folders fro... Read more
New infostealer for Windows is hiding in web browsers
Researchers at Zscaler ThreatLabz have discovered a new infostealer family for Windows systems: Stact Stealer. The sophisticated malware poses as an authentic Google ad.
According to Zscaler security researchers, the infostealer seeks access to victims' Windows systems by impersonating an authen... Read more
Microsoft ends support for PostScript fonts as well
PostScript Type 1 fonts are no longer directly supported. Microsoft was just about the last party still supporting this font. It is now changing that, having already done so for Adobe earlier this year. However, there are still workarounds.
The PostScript Type 1 fonts dating back to the 1980s an... Read more
Hackers spread malware in Windows kernel through open-source software
Hackers use open-source software to sneak in Windows malware and bypass Microsoft's driver restrictions. In addition, they are penetrating the most critical layer of the operating system: the Windows kernel.
Hackers are abusing two software tools from GitHub to spread malware on Windows devices... Read more
Windows 11 21H2 will no longer receive updates as of October 10
Users of Windows 11 21H2 will face the end-of-services (EOS) status of this version as of October 10. From then on, the version will no longer receive security updates.
Microsoft indicates that the EOS status for Windows 11 21H2 affects Home, Pro, Pro Education and Pro for Workstations. It means... Read more
Windows in the cloud will wrest control away from the end user
According to an internal Microsoft presentation, Windows is going to run in the cloud in the long term. The strategy sounds like a logical next step in our digital lives, but will change the fundamental nature of desktop computing.
A quick glance at Microsoft's offerings is enough to see where R... Read more