Tag: Windows 7

Microsoft issues urgent security warning

Microsoft issues urgent security warning

Cyber Security, Internet, Technology
After security researchers found a serious vulnerability in the operating system, Microsoft is urging Windows users to install an update instantly. PrintNightmare security flaw affects the Windows Print Spooler service. Researchers at Sangfor, a cybersecurity company by accident published a how-to guide for exploiting it. The researchers came across vulnerabilities in Print Spooler, which allows multiple users to access a printer. They tweeted about it in late May. They unintentionally published a proof-of-concept online and later deleted it but not before it was published elsewhere online, including developer site GitHub. Hackers that exploit the vulnerability as reported by Microsoft could install programs, view and delete data or even create new user accounts with full user rig...

Microsoft shutters Support for Windows 7, is it the beginning of the end?

Business, Internet
More than five years after its release, Windows 7 is still the most popular PC operating system on the planet; according to Net Applications, it's running on 56 percent of all PCs on the web. And today is the day Microsoft is officially dropping support for the software. Reports Vox It's the beginning of the end for Microsoft Windows 7. Microsoft is cutting off free support today for the ever-popular operating system ahead of the company's release of Windows 10 this year. Computers running Windows 7 will continue to work as usual, however Microsoft will no longer provide free assistance for any issues that arise and no new features will be added, the company announced. Microsoft will continue to provide security patches as needed until the extended support date of Jan. 14, 2020. Und

Back to the Start menu: Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system

Business, Mobile
Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 - its next operating system (OS). The name is a surprise, bearing in mind it represents a jump from the last version - Windows 8. Reports BBC The software will run on a wide range of devices, from phones and tablets to PCs and Xbox games consoles, with applications sold from a single store. It also marks the return of the Start Menu, which had been removed from Windows 8. In addition to offering a list of the user's favourite applications, the menu also brings up resizable tiles - similar to those featured in Windows 8's touch-centric interface on PCs and tablets. These provide a quick view of notifications from relevant applications, such as details of new emails, Facebook messages and weather forecast updates. Microsoft announce...