Category: <span>Microsoft</span>

Bye bye Adobe Flash. Windows 10 update removes Flash Player. Adobe will no longer be supporting their Flash Player as of December 31, 2020. In anticipation of this event, Microsoft has released a Windows update that removes Adobe’s Flash Player. Microsoft stated, “We are releasing this removal update in advance of end of support to […]

Internet Explorer users will be pushed to Edge forcibly Starting in November 2020, Microsoft users will find that Internet Explorer will refuse to load the URL of the site they are trying to load. Instead, they will be redirected to Edge and see a message explaining why the site is no longer available through IE. […]

Sneaky password spray attacks are quite effective at being bad It’s not uncommon to have several different email addresses. Nor is it uncommon to not check every email address every day for security notifications. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what hackers using Password Spray Attacks are hoping for. Typically, when users think about the hacking of their […]

TrickBot and Microsoft Face-off Once Again Microsoft recently led a coalition of cyber-security firms on a global takedown against one of the world’s largest malware botnet and cybercrime operators, TrickBot. While initial efforts brought down the botnet, TrickBot operators brought new servers online in an effort to continue their criminal activities, leading Microsoft to go […]

Users are reporting access issues for Office 365. Users may be unable to access multiple Microsoft 365 services. Existing sessions do not appear to be affected. Affected users are encouraged to keep existing sessions going and to avoid re-authenticating to Microsoft 365 services. Any Microsoft 365 service that leverages Azure Active Directory (AAD) authentication may […]

Windows 10 has a bug that defrags SSD drives too often The Windows 10 May 2020 Update has not been without issues. One of the issues that has plagued the release is a bug that negatively affects the Drive Optimizer tool. This defragmentation tool is supposed to record the last time a drive has been […]

Windows 7 end-of-life prompts FBI warning The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning about the dangers of using Windows 7 now that the operating system has reached its official end-of-life. In the statement the FBI released, they stated, “The FBI has observed cyber criminals targeting computer network infrastructure after an operating system achieves end […]

Most customizable email coming to Office 365 Support for subaddressing, also known as plus addressing, is coming to Office 365. Microsoft is adding this feature, which is already present in Hotmail, to Office 365 email services with a hope of completion being Q3 2020. Custom subaddressing of email addresses allows users to extend their email […]

Six domains used in COVID-19 phishing attacks seized Through court order, Microsoft has obtained control of six domains that were used in phishing operations aimed toward Office 365 customers. These phishing operations used COVID-19 as a lure. This two-person phishing operation has been targeting Microsoft’s customers since December 2019. These hackers would send emails to […]

Two bugs in Windows cause emergency patch release Microsoft silently released a security fix to customers due to two vulnerabilities found in the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library. The two bugs – tracked as CVE-2020-1425 and CVE-2020-1457 – only impact Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019. Those two bugs, which are described as two remote code […]