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What’s new in Windows 10 security features: The anti-ransomware edition

Here's what you need to know about each security update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for 1709, Fall Creators Edition.

Salted Hash Ep 17: Spectre and Meltdown, a vehicle that no one is using

Welcome to another episode of Salted Hash. This week, Salted Hash is joined by our new Staff Writer, J.M. Porup, to talk about some recent developments related to Spectre and Meltdown, including patch fixes, future mitigations, and a...

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3 leaked NSA exploits work on all Windows versions since Windows 2000

The EternalSynergy, EternalRomance, and EternalChampion exploits have been reworked to work on all vulnerable Windows versions: Windows 2000 -- Server 2016.

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A patch in time saved nine

In today’s Windows environment, things are changing, and the old cliches may no longer be true.

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Microsoft to delete software that scares users into buying upgrades

Windows Defender and other Microsoft security products will detect and remove "unwanted" programs that use coercive messages to scare users into buying premium versions of free programs.

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Microsoft releases Windows patch to disable Intel's buggy Spectre fix

Microsoft released an emergency Windows patch to disable Intel's buggy Spectre fix that could cause reboots, instability issues and 'data loss or corruption.'

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Experts are predicting automated lateralization attacks against Windows domains

Here’s how to prepare...

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The 6 best password managers

Look to these top password managers for Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android to make your online life easier and more secure.

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Microsoft hits the brakes, stops rolling out Meltdown/Spectre patches for AMD devices

Blue Screen of Death errors caused Microsoft to stop rolling out Meltdown and Spectre patches to AMD devices.

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Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to know going forward

As you've likely heard by now, there are some problems with Intel, AMD, and ARM processors. Called Meltdown and Spectre, the discovered attack possibilities are rather severe, as they impact pretty much every technical device on the...

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Meltdown & Spectre: Microsoft releases emergency patches, US-CERT says to replace CPU

Two major vulnerabilities in processors — Meltdown and Spectre — affect most modern systems. Security advisories and patches are being issued.

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17 steps to being completely anonymous online

The default state of internet privacy is a travesty. But if you're willing to work hard, you can experience the next best thing to absolute internet anonymity.

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What are shielded virtual machines and how to set them up in Windows Server

Virtualization can expose data and encryption keys to hackers. Microsoft's shielded virtual machines and Host Guardian Service locks them down.

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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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Build an ultra-secure Microsoft Exchange Server

Yes, it's possible to do a Microsoft Exchange Server deployment that is secure enough for all but the most sensitive information. Here's how to do it.

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How to fix a hard disk in Windows using the command prompt

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla walks you through the steps needed to easily repair a corrupted hard disk using the command line or PowerShell.

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Malware detection in 9 easy steps

Hey Windows users: Here's how to get the incredible power of 67 antivirus engines with no performance impact on your computer

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How to prevent data loss with Windows Information Protection

Looking for a solution to keep company data out of the wrong hands? Windows 10's WIP might be the best option. Here's how WIP works.

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