WinRAR surprised by native .rar support Windows 11
The company behind WinRAR says it is surprised by the announcement that Windows 11 will now support .rar files. Native support for these had been lacking for thirty years, giving WinRAR cult status as a software alternative.
Last week, Microsoft announced at its own Build conference that Windows... Read more
After three decades, Windows finally supports rar, gz and tar files
Windows 11 will now support the .rar, .gz and .tar archive formats, 28 years after WinRAR first appeared on the scene. "Many more" formats are said to be supported with the move.
Under the motto, "better late than never", Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will include support for archive f... Read more
Hackers out of 14-year-old Winrar vulnerability from
A last month discovered zero day leak in Winrar is meanwhile being exploited by hackers. This allows them to install malware unnoticed on systems with an old version of the software.
All versions of Winrar for Edition 5.70 contain a loophole that allows hackers to bypass Windows' built-in security a... Read more
Code-execution error in WinRAR was 14 years of risk to users
WinRAR, a file compression program for Windows with 500 million users worldwide, has solved a vulnerability of over 14 years old. The vulnerability made it possible for attackers to run rogue code when a target opened a file with a booby trap, reports Ars Technica.
The vulnerability was the result o... Read more