New phishing threats exploit zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows
Recent phishing attacks use a zero-day Windows vulnerability to drop the Qbot malware without displaying Windows' usual security warnings, BleepingComputer reports.
When users download files from an 'untrusted' remote location, such as an Internet website or an email attachment, Windows adds a s... Read more
Former Microsoft chief sheds light on Windows 8 a decade later
In a recent interview, the ex-chief of Windows 8 shed light on the development and legacy of the controversial operating system. Windows 8 took risks, garnered mixed reviews and influences the IT landscape to this day.
Windows 8, released in 2012, was seen as a revolutionary new operating syste... Read more
Microsoft to release ‘fastest .NET ever’ with version 7
The new version is predicted to include around 1000 performance enhancements.
Microsoft software engineer Stephen Toub announced that the forthcoming release of .NET 7 will offer an impressive array of performance enhancements. "As with previous versions of .NET, performance is a key focus that ... Read more
New Windows PowerToys OCR-tool copies text from images
The new PowerToys feature delivers optical character recognition (OCR) to the desktop.
Microsoft PowerToys is getting a new utility called PowerOCR that lets you select text in an image and copy it directly to the Windows clipboard, as revealed by BleepingComputer.
The new PowerToy is being d... Read more
Parallels Desktop 18 improves Windows on Apple hardware
Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac should make it easier for users to optimize Apple hardware.
Version 18 introduces improvements for end users with M1 chip-based Apple hardware. The functionality allows users to optimize M1 hardware, increase performance and streamline gaming updates. The update shou... Read more
Microsoft warns of cyberattacks on Windows
Chinese state hackers launched a Tarrask malware attack on Windows. The method circumvents Windows Security via the Windows Task Scheduler.
The state hackers are known as Hafnium. Microsoft warns that Hafnium has targeted Windows and is actively deploying Tarrask malware. The malware is designed... Read more
Microsoft customers complain about restrictive Office licence terms
Customers, consultants and resellers are uneasy with Microsoft because its Office licences impose restrictions and higher costs for running in public cloud environments other than Azure.
In 2019, Microsoft changed the licensing terms for Office and Windows. The fine print of these terms states ... Read more
Microsoft PowerToys update brings file explorer preview
Microsoft PowerToys is an open-source extension that has released the latest update, making the application to a 0.57 version.
The latest update of Microsoft PowerToys includes minor fixes and a few new features. The update was just supposed to be announced as a maintenance release. But, Microso... Read more
Chrome and Edge were both hit by a V8 confusion vulnerability
Due to discovering a vulnerability with an exploit in the wild, Google is encouraging users on Windows, macOS, and Linux to upgrade their Chrome builds to version 99.0.4844.84.
Because of the vulnerability and its potential complications, Google is keeping quiet about specifics. "CVE-2022-1... Read more
How-to: run Android apps on Windows 11 in the EU
Microsoft recently introduced more than 1,000 Android apps for US users of Windows 11. If you don't have a US address, you'll have to make do without support. Fortunately, there's more than one road leading to Rome. We tested several third-party tools to run Android apps on Windows 11. In this arti... Read more