Browsing articles from "July, 2019"
Jul 17, 2019

Windows 10, three years later: Why this is as good as it gets

Based on Microsoft’s own track record, there’s a certain statistic “sweet spot” for Windows releases, and the May 2019 update appears to be it.

For experienced IT veterans—and PC enthusiasts—there is a common wisdom about the latency between when a version of Windows is released, and when those releases become reliable. Windows XP is the primary example of this, as the original release of XP lacked a variety of important security protections—a rebuilt firewall enabled by default, support for NX bit, and finally disabling the Windows Messenger service abused by spammers, were added in Service Pack 2, three years and a day after XP was first released.

Jul 10, 2019

How to securely and completely delete files in Windows 10 without third-party software

Deleting files in Windows 10 does not really delete the file. Security best practice requires deleted files to be completely overwritten more than once.

In general, when you delete a file or directory in Microsoft Windows 10 it is moved to a special location known as the Recycle Bin. If you want, you can retrieve a file from the Recycle Bin and restore it to its previous status. To permanently delete a file in Windows 10, you have to empty the Recycle Bin—this is common knowledge for most users.

Jul 2, 2019

Microsoft Warns Windows 10 Update Will ‘Intentionally’ Break Some Bluetooth Devices

Windows 10 has been something of a punching bag in recent times despite Microsoft making desperately needed changes to its upgrade system. But now Microsoft has issued an important new upgrade warning everyone needs to know about.

First spotted by Windows Latest, Microsoft has issued a warning to users that its new security update (CVE-2019-2102) will “intentionally” break certain Bluetooth devices, including crucial hardware like security fobs forcing them to upgrade. Microsoft states it will push this update to all versions of Windows 10 as well as Windows 8.1. so there’s no escaping it.

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