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How to take control of Windows 10 security update settings

It's often wise to defer Windows 10 or Server 2019 security updates to let the glitches shake out. Here are the settings needed to make that happen.

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How to use PowerShell to scan for Windows 10 security updates

Want to review Windows 10 security updates and patches before installing them? Run this PowerShell command.

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Experience an RDP attack? It’s your fault, not Microsoft’s

Follow Microsoft's basic security guidelines for Remote Desktop Protocol and you'll shut down hackers who try to exploit it.

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How Microsoft's Controlled Folder Access can help stop ransomware

Part of Windows Defender in recent updates of Windows 10 and Windows Server, Controlled Folder Access can prevent malware from accessing or changing designated files.

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10 top security enhancements in Windows Server 2019

This new version of Windows Server offers several significant security upgrades over Server 2016, including tools to track ransomware and other malware, and to track lateral movement attacks.

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What is an RDP attack? 7 tips for mitigating your exposure

Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol has become a popular attack vector. Here's what you need to know about the threat.

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Why you should never, ever connect to public WiFi

There may come a time when your only option is an unsecured, free, public WiFi hotspot, and your work simply cannot wait. If that’s the case, understanding the risks of public WiFi may prevent you from falling victim to an attack.

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Unraveling the truth about the NIST's new password guidelines

tl;dr: if you’re using a password manager, you should be in really good shape.

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Infected with malware? Check your Windows registry

Auditing your registry can turn up telltale signs on malware infection. Here's how to monitor the registry keys that matter using Microsoft's Sysinternals Autoruns.

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