Category Archives: Operating Systems

Patch Tuesday breaks records — some good, most bad — and ‘Check for Updates’ still stings

Patch Tuesday breaks records — some good, most bad — and ‘Check for Updates’ still stings Yesterday, Microsoft’s “B Week” Patch Tuesday, we saw a fairly small set of patches — “small” being a relative designation. There are 194 December updates in the Microsoft Catalog, with 39 separately identified security holes (CVEs), and with […]

How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you should

How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you should Don’t like the Windows 10 Microsoft Edge browser? You’re not alone. Only 11% of all Windows 10 users ran Edge as their main browser as of October 2018, down from 24% about two years before then, reports Computerworld’s […]

Microsoft yanks two buggy Office patches but keeps pushing one that crashes

Microsoft yanks two buggy Office patches but keeps pushing one that crashes Two related Office 2010 non-security patches issued on Nov. 6 were pulled on Nov. 17. KB 4461522 and KB 2863821 are both related to changes coming in the Japanese calendar next month attributed to the abdication of Emperor Akihito in favor of his […]

Windows 10 cheat sheet

Windows 10 cheat sheet Windows 10 is the best operating system that’s come along from Microsoft in a long time. It’s a shape-shifter that changes its interface depending upon whether you’re using a traditional computer or a touch-based one. It undoes the damage wrought by Windows 8, including eliminating the awkward Charms bar and bringing […]

Firefox adds in-browser notification of breached sites

Firefox adds in-browser notification of breached sites Mozilla has added a data breach notification to Firefox that warns the browser’s users when their email address and credentials may have been obtained by hackers. Dubbed Firefox Monitor, the free breach notification service debuted in September after some testing during the summer. Anyone — not only Firefox […]

Android security: Analysis, advice, and next-level knowledge

Android security: Analysis, advice, and next-level knowledge It’s tough to talk about Android security without venturing into sensational terrain. A large part of that is due to the simple fact that the forces driving most Android security coverage are companies that make their money by selling Android security software — and thus companies with strong […]

Microsoft takes second swing at Windows 10 1809, re-issues troubled upgrade

Microsoft takes second swing at Windows 10 1809, re-issues troubled upgrade After a 38-day delay, Microsoft today re-released its fall operating system feature upgrade, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. The more-than-a-month delay had no precedent in Windows 10, something Microsoft acknowledged. And it lasted significantly longer than instances in earlier editions when updates, security […]