Category: <span>Workstations</span>

A widely used malware was mistakenly approved by Apple notarization Even though Apple has some of the strictest rules for app developers that wish to have their apps appear on the Apple App Store, a bad apple successfully made its way past the ‘notarization’ scan in order to be downloaded and run on Macs. Patrick […]

Hardware-based 2FA security can up your protection from hacks A great way to boost the security of your online accounts is to use a hardware key. Two-factor authentication – also referred to as 2FA or multi-factor authentication – provides extra protection from attacks by requiring the use of secondary verification in addition to a password […]

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 […]

Hackers have leaked more than 900 VPN passwords It’s been reported that a hacker has published a list of over 900 plaintext usernames and passwords of Pulse Secure VPN enterprise servers – as well as IP addresses – to a Russian-speaking hacker forum that is frequented by multiple ransomware gangs. Tech reporting company, ZDNet, obtained […]

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 […]

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 […]

Microsoft has announced a design change for Windows 10 An announcement was made on the Windows blog that let users know about a new Windows 10 Start menu design that will take the emphasis off of the tile display. On the blog, Microsoft stated “We are freshening up the Start menu with a more streamlined […]

In order ‘to prevent confusion,’ Microsoft removes control With the Windows 10 2004/May Update, Microsoft is removing the ability for business users to manually defer Windows 10 feature updates using Windows Update settings. Microsoft officials are stating that this change is being made in order to reduce confusion. “Last year, we changed update installation policies […]

New AMD processors bring 7nm improvements AMD has announced that three new additions to their desktop Ryzen CPU line will be available on July 7th, 2020. Those new additions are the Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and the Ryzen 5 3600XT. These new CPU designs offer higher performance at the same TDPs as Ryzen […]

Goodbye rings, hello release channels For Windows enthusiasts, Microsoft has provided the ability to opt in to early release rings. These rings came in three different options – fast, slow, and stable. Microsoft has now decided to change things up a bit and change their program from rings over to release channels. Principal Program Manager […]