Windows 10: The next chapter WebCast

Windows 10 event is live! Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, and other senior Microsoft executives will be sharing more on the Windows vision, including news of a major, new Windows 10 build. Visit here for instructions on how to view the webcast.

 

we’ll be posting another article later with more details but so far lots of good things to come.

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Microsoft Releases Security Update For Internet Explorer 0Day Exploit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is releasing a security update for Internet Explorer that closes a gap that allowed attackers to take complete control of a computer. It also issued the update to Windows XP users, despite dropping support for the older operating system last month.

The update will go live at 10 a.m. Pacific time Thursday.

Adrienne Hall, general manager of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, said in a statement that the company decided to fix the problem quickly for all customers, saying it takes the security of its products “incredibly seriously.”

Microsoft reported the problem Saturday, saying it was aware of “limited, targeted attacks” and that the vulnerability affected Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11

The company said users with automatic updates enabled don’t need to take any action.

Active 0day attack hijacking IE users threatens a quarter of browser market

If you are still using Windows and live your online life using any version of Internet Explorer you will want to keep up with this. My suggestion? Start using an alternate browser like Firefox or Chrome.

No patch available yet for critical bug affecting all supported versions of IE.

Attackers are actively exploiting a previously unknown vulnerability in all supported versions of Internet Explorer that allows them to surreptitiously hijack vulnerable computers, Microsoft warned Sunday.

The zero-day code-execution hole in IE versions 6 through 11 represents a significant threat to the Internet security because there is currently no fix for the underlying bug, which affects an estimated 26 percent of the total browser market. It’s also the first severe vulnerability to target affect Windows XP users since Microsoft withdrew support for that aging OS earlier this month. Users who have the option of using an alternate browser should avoid all use of IE for the time being. Those who remain dependent on the Microsoft browser should immediately install EMET, Microsoft’s freely available toolkit that greatly extends the security of Windows systems. Continue reading Active 0day attack hijacking IE users threatens a quarter of browser market

Internet Explorer 7 and Adobe Lightroom 4 Now Work with Wine 1.7.11

Wine 1.7.11 introduces Uniscribe support in the RichEdit control, support for Slim Reader and Writer locks and condition variables, several D3D command stream goodies, an optional Start Menu implemented in the desktop mode, and improved support for vertical fonts metrics. The new testing release, which should not be used on production machines, also fixes issues with various Windows applications, including Adobe Lightroom 4, Spotify, Foxit Reader 6, .NET Framework 4.0, and Internet Explorer 7.

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IE Freezing in Windows 8

We’ve been getting asked about Internet Explorer freezing lots in Windows 8 and thought we’d share this tip with you in case you still  use IE and are experiencing it yourself.

  • Open IE and click Tools > Internet Options > Advanced Tab
  • Scroll Down to Security and uncheck Enable Enhanced Protected Mode
  • Restart IE and enjoy.

How do I clear my web browser’s cache, cookies, and history?

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