Starting in early August, users who block Microsoft Telemetry servers through the HOSTS file may start seeing dire warnings from Windows Defender as a result. Here’s the skinny on what’s going on. Interesting!
A week ago, on Friday, July 10, one of our readers informed us that when accessing Win10.guru, he was shown a fake “Adobe Flash Player requires an update” message. From there, it took most of the week to get all the issues flushed out and resolved.
Two new critical and important vulnerabilities for Windows Codes, and get CVE IDs 2020-1425 and -1457. What makes the updates that fix them interesting is that, for the time being, they come from the MS Store.
With 2004, Windows Defender’s ability to report on PUP and PUA detections has improved. But it seems Defender can’t — or won’t — forget those detections even after they’ve been cleaned up (removed or quarantined). Time for a bug fix!
If you work on a (usually small) private network, and RDP, file sharing, or device sharing quits working (or works only intermittently) after a Windows 10 feature upgrade, here are some tried-and-true fixes to restore things to working order.
While distracted doing too many things at once, I allow an adware site to send “notifications.” I am very soon sorry, and almost immediately learn how to block a recurrence. Sigh.
An ingenious graduate student at Eindhoven University explains how an attacker can totally bypass OS and hardware security, given physical access to a Thunderbolt 3 port and the right tools. You’ve been warned!
On Saturday, May 2nd, my virtual friend and fellow Finn Toni sent me an email with a screenshot showing Win10.guru on his mobile device. Automatic HTTP to HTTPS redirecting had somehow been disabled. Worse the only content visible on our home page was some strange ads in Japanese. As we pay for GoDaddy, our hosting
When I learn that a Servicing Stack Update (SSU) shipped alongside the latest Cumulative Update for Update/Patch Tuesday, I can’t find it in Settings/Update & Security/Update History. Turns out you must dive into Control Panel instead… Who knew?
When I say that some alerts alarm but others do not, I mean that some alerts from monitoring and security tools are routine and should be ignored. The key lies in understanding which ones to skip, and which ones to take seriously.