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  • 'BadTunnel' Bugs Left Every Microsoft Windows PC Vulnerable For 20 Years

    06/15/2016 6:01:38 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 14, 2016 @ 01:00 PM | Thomas Fox-Brewster
    Microsoft is today closing off a vulnerability that one Chinese researcher claims has “probably the widest impact in the history of Windows.” Every version of the Microsoft operating system going back to Windows 95 is affected, leaving anyone still running unsupported operating systems, such as XP, in danger of being surreptitiously surveilled. According to Yang Yu, founder of Tencent’s Xuanwu Lab, the bug can be exploited silently with a “near-perfect success rate”, as the problems lie in the design of Windows. The ultimate impact? An attacker can hijack all a target’s web use, granting the hacker ”Big Brother power”, as...
  • Camera help, please

    12/26/2015 12:28:08 PM PST · by pabianice · 36 replies
    I received a Sony DSC-W830 camera as a gift. Nice. Unfortunately it will not connect nor download pix to my PC running XP. Can anyone help? Thanks.
  • Are you aware of this with Win10?

    08/02/2015 6:36:00 PM PDT · by WVKayaker · 57 replies
    HAVE YOU UPDATED TO WINDOWS 10 AND HAVE A DATA CAP ON YOU INTERNET PLAN THEN YOU MUST READ THIS Windows 10 is using yourbandwidth to offer updates to others Windows 10 uses an individual’s internet connection to share updates with others across the internet. Microsoft calls the feature Windows Update Delivery Optimisation and says it is designed to help users get updates faster. It is enabled by default in Windows 10 Home and Pro editions. Windows 10 Enterprise and Education have the feature enabled, but only for the local network. This is the same way that torrents work: A...
  • Bold Call: Microsoft To Pass Android, Grab No. 2 Spot In Tablets Behind Apple

    06/03/2012 8:11:25 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 49 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/01/2012 | Brian Caulfield
    Morgan Stanley analyst Kathryn Huberty upped her sales projections for the tablet computer market Thursday, and argued that Microsoft will grab the number two spot in the market, after Apple iPad and ahead of tablets running Google‘s Android software, with the launch of Windows 8 later this year. Huberty and the tech team at Morgan Stanley are now estimating shipments of 133 million tablets in 2012, up 57% from their original estimates; and 216 million tablets in 2013, up 112%. No surprise there, tablet sales have been growing fast — despite high-profile stumbles by Hewlett-Packard and Dell — thanks to...
  • Computer Help

    02/18/2011 8:05:01 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 46 replies | 2-18-2011 | Retired Army
    Need help from a computer guru. This is NOT for a criminal event. My nephew is going to be getting a divorce. He and his wife have a computer in their home. However, the wife has now put a password on the computer so that it cannot be accessed except by her. ALL their financial dealings is on this computer and he has no idea what is now been done. IS there a way to easily bypass a password to get into the computer and see what is on HIS computer? Do I need to take it to a computer...
  • Microsoft OKs Early Windows 7 PC Sales

    09/26/2009 2:36:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies · 2,005+ views
    PC World ^ | Sep 26, 2009 10:08 am | Gregg Keizer, Computerworld
    Microsoft has given small system builders the green light to start selling new Windows 7 PCs more than a week before the general launch date of October 22, a Seattle-area computer maker said today. According to Jon Bach, the president of Puget Systems, several Microsoft representatives have told him that his company, which sells custom PCs nationally out of its Auburn, Wash. facility, can install Windows 7 on new machines, then sell and ship them to customers on October 13.That date is nine days before the worldwide October 22 launch Microsoft has touted, when Windows 7 upgrades are to go...
  • Windows update leaves thousands unable to get online

    07/12/2008 4:16:45 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 71 replies · 2,734+ views
    telegraph ^ | Last Updated: 4:01pm BST 10/07/2008 | By Claudine Beaumont, Digital Channel Editor
    A software update for the Windows operating system has left hundreds and thousands of computer users unable to access the internet. The update, known as a "patch", conflicts with another piece of software, the Zone Alarms firewall, that many people use to protect their computers from hackers and viruses. The patch, codenamed MS08-037, was designed to fix a security loophole in the way Windows handles website addresses. It was discovered that there was a weakness with the operating system that could allow hackers to re-route legitimate web pages to malicious websites instead, and leave internet users open to fraud...
  • Wisconsin firms won't rush to adopt Microsoft Vista

    01/05/2007 4:43:17 PM PST · by holymoly · 2 replies · 322+ views
    Wisconsin Technology Network ^ | 01/04/07 | Joe Vanden Plas
    Madison, Wis. - It was introduced a month ago, and already Microsoft's Windows Vista, the successor to the Windows XP operating system, has been bruised by critical media reports about security flaws and other shortcomings. In a random sampling of Wisconsin CIOs, we found most organizations taking a deliberate approach to the enterprise versions of Vista, even as other recently released Microsoft products like Office 2007 receive high marks, and as individuals await the release of the consumer version of Vista. However, since it is wise for IT departments to be running the OS ahead of time, either in a...
  • New Twist on Spyware--Ransonware (My Title)

    03/16/2006 7:43:24 PM PST · by yhwhsman · 36 replies · 1,360+ views
    LurHQ ^ | March 11, 2006 | by LURHQ Threat Intelligence Group
    In May 2005, a trojan called PGPcoder was discovered in the wild by Websense Security Labs. The trojan's purpose was to encrypt a user's files, then demand a ransom for their decryption. Although this scheme seemed novel, it is actually predated by over 15 years, by a similar scam in 1989. LURHQ's Threat Intelligence Group has now discovered a third such scheme involving ransomware which we are calling Cryzip. Unlike PGPcoder, which used a custom encryption scheme (which was subsequently reverse-engineered by LURHQ), Cryzip uses a commercial zip library in order to store files inside a password-protected zip. Although the...
  • World's largest Windows error message

    02/22/2006 7:16:48 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies · 390+ views
    Network World ^ | 02/21/2006 | Adam Gaffin
    We went down to New York for the long weekend. Despite the 16-degree weather, we walked down to Times Square - all the bright lights lured us the ten blocks from our hotel. When we got there, we stood like, well, tourists, gaping at all the electronic billboards. And then, across the square, I saw it: the world's largest Windows error message - on a two-story high e-billboard (I guess everything really is bigger in New York). It was the only billboard in the entire square with absolutely no movement - since the PC running it had obviously frozen.
  • Copying, content and communism (Bill Gates on Who is a Communist

    01/13/2005 12:54:36 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 254 replies · 5,925+ views
    BBC ^ | Bill Thompson
    Bill Gates, Microsoft's chairman and chief software architect, has been talking about the digital future. The other Bill, technology critic Bill Thompson, has been reading between the lines.Bill Gates thinks I'm a communist. Not the old-fashioned state socialist concerned with five-year plans for boot production in the eastern provinces, but a "new modern-day sort of communist", the sort who "want to get rid of the incentive for musicians and movie-makers and software makers". Admittedly, Mr Gates probably does not know who I am and I doubt if he spends a lot of time reading the BBC news site. But he...
  • New Trojan Virus poses as Lycos spam page

    12/09/2004 1:19:14 PM PST · by yankeedame · 19 replies · 819+ views
    News.Com.AU ^ | December 10, 2004 | staff writer
    New Trojan poses as Lycos spam page Correspondents in Paris December 10, 2004A VIRUS that spies on keystrokes and downloads passwords and bank account details is masquerading as a screensaver designed by internet portal Lycos to attack spammers, an internet security company has warned. Finnish anti-virus company F-Secure said the so-called Trojan horse started to be distributed among emails on Monday. The mail has the subject line "Be the first to fight spam with Lycos screen" and comes with an attachment entitled "Lycos screensaver to fight spam," F-Secure said on its website. Whoever downloads it unwittingly installs a spying programme...
  • Most Browsers Buggy, Even IE In XP SP2 (A new - Test your browser here)

    12/08/2004 8:34:03 PM PST · by Eagle9 · 101 replies · 2,773+ views
    TechWeb ^ | December 8, 2004 | TechWeb News
    A European security vendor warned Wednesday that most browsers sport a bug that hackers can exploit to spoof a Web site and trick users into trusting bogus pop-up windows. The vulnerability, which Danish security firm Secunia rated as "moderately critical" is similar to previous bugs in browsers that was disclosed in July and September of 2004. Attackers could use it to add content into a trusted Web site's window by, for instance, inserting a fake form in a pop-up window seemingly opened by that site. Affected browsers, said Secunia, include the popular Internet Explorer and the up-and-coming Firefox, as well...
  • Unprotected PCs Fall To Hacker Bots In Just Four Minutes

    11/30/2004 1:29:41 PM PST · by zeugma · 139 replies · 10,542+ views
    Techweb ^ | 11/30/2004 | Gregg Keizer
    Unprotected PCs Fall To Hacker Bots In Just Four Minutes By Gregg Keizer, The lifespan of a poorly protected PC connected to the Internet is a mere four minutes, research released Tuesday claimed. After that, it's owned by a hacker. In the two-week test, marketing-communications firm AvanteGarde deployed half a dozen systems in "honeypot" style, using default security settings. It then analyzed the machines' performance by tallying the attacks, counting the number of compromises, and timing how long it took an attack to successfully hijack a computer once it was connected to the Internet. The six machines were equipped...
  • Langa Letter: Real-Life Experiences With XP's SP2

    09/08/2004 6:11:19 PM PDT · by Stoat · 19 replies · 3,124+ views
    InformationWeek ^ | September 6, 2004 | Fred Langa
    (note from Stoat: This article goes on for eleven pages and so I'm only going to post an excerpt. Please be sure to go to the original article and read more than what I've posted here because there's a tremendous amount of real-world information that I would consider essential reading if you're considering the XP-2 patch either for your PC or for your enterprise) Forget the ivory-tower pundits--here are first-hand reports from the trenches, relayed by your peers who've already installed the new Service Pack. By Fred Langa, InformationWeek Sept. 6, 2004 URL: You've heard a lot about Windows...
  • Mozilla/Firefox bug Allows Remote Code Execution (Windows only)

    07/08/2004 3:51:44 PM PDT · by general_re · 70 replies · 2,643+ views
    Slapdash & eWeek | today | Self
    So I'm reduced to summarizing the article, because the tools at eWeek apparently don't want their material posted here. Long story short: Mozilla and Firefox users on Windows XP (and possibly Windows 2000) have a hole that potentially allows remote code execution, due to the way Mozilla/Firefox passes certain protocols to the operating system. This apparently only affects Windows versions - users can get the full story here, and then download the ShellBlock extension here, which closes the hole.
  • Bill Gates Admits “Hotmail Was An April Fools Joke"

    04/02/2004 3:33:55 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 9 replies · 198+ views
    Broken Newz ^ | 4/2/2004 | Steve Tanner and Sharky
    Just a day after Google's announcement that it was planning a free Internet email system caused many Internet users to wonder if it was part of an April Fool's Day joke, Bill Gates revealed that Microsoft had also played a joke on Internet users. The frustrated Gates said in a press conference today that he was disappointed that no one, including Microsoft users, seems to have gotten the joke. "Years ago," confessed the 48 year-old trickster, "I began what I considered to be the greatest practical joke of my life, and no one got it." "First I purchased a...
  • Caption Bill Gates

    05/08/2003 10:58:55 AM PDT · by Alouette · 61 replies · 307+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | May 8, 2003