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  • Ye olde Blue Screen of Death is back – this time, a bad Symantec update is to blame

    10/15/2019 1:58:53 PM PDT · by dayglored · 5 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 15, 2019 | Tim Anderson
    The wrong kind of intrusion protection Symantec has acknowledged an issue with an update to its Endpoint Protection Client that causes a Windows kernel exception after users this morning came down with a mild case of Blue Screen of Death.A Reg reader who got in touch about the problem confirmed "multiple" businesses running Symantec were getting hit with the BSOD stick.According to the support note TECH256643: When run LiveUpdate, Endpoint Protection Client gets a Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) indicates IDSvix86.sys/IDSvia64.sys is the cause of the exception BAD_POOL_CALLER (c2) or KERNEL_MODE_HEAP_CORRUPTION (13A). When BSOD happens, Intrusion Prevention signature version is...
  • An Inside Look at Microsoft’s Newest Flight Simulator

    10/06/2019 12:56:19 PM PDT · by dayglored · 45 replies
    EAA AirVenture ^ | Sep 30, 2019 | Hal Bryan
    There’s no way I can write about the return of Flight Simulator without sharing just a little bit of my own story for context,... ... Like many of its predecessors, the new simulator models the entire planet, including something like 40,000 airports worldwide. I used to brag in presentations about FSX that we started with 2 terabytes of scenery data, and then compressed that to fit onto a couple of DVDs in a box. The world in the new version consists of 2 petabytes of data — yes, that’s one thousand times bigger. The scenery is built on Bing satellite...
  • Windows 10 Email problem

    10/02/2019 10:37:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    Microsoft Window 10 | 10/02/2019 | Red badger
    Here's the 'problem': I inherited at work a Windows 10 computer to use from another worker who has gone on to better job somewhere else. The problem is the Outlook Email still has HIS contacts list, both work and personal, and I cannot get rid of any of them. I go to the 'PEOPLE' section and go through the right clicks on the OLD CONTACTS, but the 'DELETE' function is grayed out and will not do anything. It won't let me edit any either. Anyone else have this problem? And if so, how do you fix it?............................ Thanks in advance,...
  • Microsoft: Free Windows 7 security updates for 2020 election

    09/20/2019 11:22:47 AM PDT · by bgill · 46 replies
    Spectrum ^ | Sept. 20, 2019 | AP
    Microsoft says it'll offer free security updates through the 2020 election in the United States — and in other interested democratic countries with national elections next year — for federally certified voting systems running on soon-to-be-outdated Windows 7 software.
  • Call me crazy, but Windows 11 could run on Linux

    09/18/2019 7:06:41 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 36 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | 17 September 2019 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    With Microsoft embracing Linux ever more tightly, might it do the heretofore unthinkable and dump the NT kernel in favor of the Linux kernel? No, I’m not ready for the funny farm. As it prepares Windows 11, Microsoft has been laying the groundwork for such a radical release.I’ve long toyed with the idea that Microsoft could release a desktop Linux. Now I’ve started taking that idea more seriously — with a twist. Microsoft could replace Windows’ innards, the NT kernel, with a Linux kernel.It would still look like Windows. For most users, it would still work like Windows. But the...
  • I have no mouth and I must scream: You can add audio to wobbles in latest Windows 10 patch

    09/14/2019 1:20:20 PM PDT · by dayglored · 36 replies
    The Register ^ | Sep 13, 2019 | Richard Speed
    Users find PCs silenced while Microsoft looks into search fix Microsoft seems unable to catch a break with its Windows 10 updates. No sooner than it acknowledged that its CPU usage fix borked desktop search for some, users complained that the patch has also caused audio issues.Released on 10 September for Windows 10 1903 (aka the May 2019 Update), KB4515384 is a security update that included a fix for Cortana's CPU-munching habit. Alas, it turned out that the fix left desktop search a tad broken for some users.While the support page for the update resolutely states (at time of writing)...
  • Breaking, literally: Microsoft's fix for CPU-hogging Windows bug wrecks desktop search

    09/11/2019 7:39:56 PM PDT · by dayglored · 146 replies
    The Register ^ | Sep 11, 2019 | Thomas Claburn
    One step forward, er, one step back. Nobody gets too far like that Microsoft's build 18362.356 (KB4515384​​​​​) for its Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) rolled out on Tuesday with security improvements for Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, networking tech and input devices – and a CPU usage fix that, for some, has broken desktop search.The security tweaks address a variety of speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities known as microarchitecture data sampling (MDS) for 32-bit x86 versions of Windows. Intel dealt with the CVEs at issue – CVE-2019-11091, CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130 – in May.The update, released concurrently with Build 17763.737 for...
  • Windows 10 KB4512941 (Build 18362.329) is causing high CPU usage (Cortana eats 40% of your CPU)

    09/03/2019 9:31:36 AM PDT · by dayglored · 58 replies
    Windows Latest ^ | Aug 31, 2019 | Mayank Parmar
    Microsoft has just shipped Windows 10 KB4512941 to anyone who hits the ‘Check for updates’ button in Windows Update and click on the new ‘Download and install now’ option, which has been made available for optional updates or feature updates. Windows 10 KB4512941 fixes the broken Windows Sandbox, black screen issue hitting Remote Desktop connections and several other bugs. However, some users have run into serious problems after installing the latest update that advances PCs to Build 18362.329. According to various reports on forums (1, 2) and Feedback Hub, a number of devices may startup with a high CPU usage...
  • Custom build you own modern computer (new Ryzen CPU) for under 400.00 (OS not incld.)

    08/22/2019 7:24:52 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 93 replies ^ | Thu, 08/22/19 | daniel1212
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.90 @ OutletPC) [with built-in Radeon Vega 8 graphics, pre-thermal-pasted, and includes heatsink & fan] Motherboard : MSI B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.89 @ OutletPC) [ATXform Factor] Memory : Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($59.99 @ Amazon) Storage : Team GX2 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply EVGA 400 W ATX Power Supply ($32.89 @ OutletPC) Case Thermaltake Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 Walmart Wireless Network Adapter : TP-Link TL-WN881ND PCIe x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter...
  • 4 New BlueKeep-like 'Wormable' Windows Remote Desktop Flaws Discovered

    08/15/2019 4:12:46 AM PDT · by rarestia · 26 replies
    The Hacker News ^ | August 13, 2019 | Swati Khandelwal
    If you are using any supported version of the Windows operating system, stop everything and install the latest security updates from Microsoft immediately. Windows operating system contains four new critical wormable, remote code execution vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Services, similar to the recently patched 'BlueKeep' RDP vulnerability. Discovered by Microsoft's security team itself, all four vulnerabilities, CVE-2019-1181, CVE-2019-1182, CVE-2019-1222, and CVE-2019-1226, can be exploited by unauthenticated, remote attackers to take control of an affected computer system without requiring any user interaction. Just like BlueKeep RDP flaw, all four newly discovered vulnerabilities are also wormable and could be exploited by potential...
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Update

    08/13/2019 6:44:30 AM PDT · by econjack · 110 replies
    8/13/2019 | econjack
    Yesterday I decided to let Microsoft update my version of Windows 10. Big mistake. I had three games I really liked that I think originally came with Windows XP. I liked them well enough to move them from my old machines to my new one each time I upgraded my computer. After the update, I went to play a game of FreeCell, but it was gone from the desktop, as were Mahjong and Hearts. I looked in the directory where I installed then and they were gone. I started checking online and found that Microsoft removes any of its "free...
  • You have not missed the banquet[charismaticcaucus]

    07/29/2019 2:19:29 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    You are my betrothed you have not missed the wedding feast but on the contrary you are prepreparing everything needed for that very moment and day. You are always where I need you to be not where others perceive.I AM with you even now so how can you miss all that I have for us for we are one. Be at peace with the body and pray pray pray for in this manner your wick is trimmed and in worship your oil shall be full. Matthew 25 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who...
  • 76% of retail IT decision makers believe that Apple devices are better than Windows or Android

    07/27/2019 11:12:58 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 65 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Friday, July 26, 2019 1:29 pm | JAMF
    Jamf today announced the results of an independent, global survey of 700 retail IT decision makers on the state of mobile technology in retail. Conducted by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by Jamf, the goal of the survey was to collect data on the benefits gleaned and challenges faced from mobile technology deployments in retail environments across the globe. Key findings reveal that nearly all IT decision makers surveyed (99%) say that their retail store(s) have implemented at least one mobile technology in store, highlighting the potential for technology to transform the shopping experience. When it comes to the preferred mobile...
  • Jesus Christ our Sustainer[charismatic Caucus]

    07/13/2019 1:35:44 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    My promises to you are "Yes and Amen" I AM your Sustainer and not man. Come to Me in your time of need for I AM A Loving God visiting My Blessings upon the righteous that call upon My name. I AM Lord God, King your Yahweh and Messiah. All there is to fill your cup is to Believe and Declare for such was the Faith of The Centurion and I have placed this Faith in YOU ! My Shalom(PEACE) IS yours AS YOU Speak Peace to each storm in your life. . . Guard your Heart with Loving Kindness...
  • Bill G on biggest Microsoft management blunder... Was it Bing, Internet Explorer, Vista,...?(tr)

    06/24/2019 8:25:37 AM PDT · by dayglored · 47 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 24, 2019 | John Oates
    Nope: it was not giving Android a run for its money... Bill Gates has said his biggest management miscalculation was failing to position Microsoft's Windows Phone as the primary rival mobile operating system to Apple's iOS.Speaking at venture capital beanfeast Village Global last week, Gates said that although the company he founded had not missed mobile phones it had gone about things the wrong way. Although Gates stepped down as CEO in 2008, it is fair to say he retained an interest in the company he founded and remained chairman until 2014.Gates, sporting a natty pink jumper, said: "The greatest...
  • CERN Ditches Microsoft to ‘Take Back Control’ with Open Source Software

    06/12/2019 7:50:19 PM PDT · by dayglored · 20 replies
    Omg!Ubuntu! ^ | Jun 12, 2019 | Joey Sneddon
    They cite the increasing costs of commercial software as reason CERN is best known for pushing the boundaries of science and understanding, but the famed research outfit’s next major experiment will be with open-source software. The cost of various commercial software licenses has increased 10x The European Organisation for Nuclear Research, better known as CERN, and also known as home of the Large Hadron Collider, has announced plans to migrate away from Microsoft products and on to open-source solutions where possible.Why? Increases in Microsoft license fees. Microsoft recently revoked the organisations status as an academic institution, instead pricing access to...
  • Microsoft's New Windows 10 Upgrades: A Serious Warning

    06/12/2019 6:31:37 AM PDT · by upchuck · 57 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 1, 2019 | Gordon Kelley
    Windows 10 is finally receiving the upgrade everyone wanted and desperately needed. Or is it? Because now the details are being dug into, it is not what hundreds of millions of users will have expected. Microsoft recently promised Windows 10 users "control, quality and transparency" for both minor updates and major upgrades with the release of Windows 10 1903. But the reality is actually far more complicated and it is Windows 10 Home users (who account for the lion’s share of the OSes 800M-strong userbase) who are hit hardest. CNet breaks down the new rules, and Windows 10 Home users...
  • Microsoft doles out PowerShell 7 preview. It works. People like it. (tr. Even ElReg likes it.)

    06/02/2019 7:02:28 AM PDT · by dayglored · 15 replies
    The Register ^ | May 31, 2019 | Thomas Claburn
    Popular admin tool shifts to .Net Core 3.0 amid talk of future features Microsoft on Thursday released a preview version of PowerShell 7, its command-line shell and scripting language for administrators. The software was once was limited to Windows but opened up to Linux (including arm64) and macOS three years ago.Steve Lee, principal software engineering manager, announced the software's availability in conjunction with a roadmap of future features. He said the next preview release will follow in accordance with the established monthly release cadence; preview 2 is expected mid-July.The full list of changes has been posted on GitHub, a recently...
  • Windows: Prevent a worm by updating Remote Desktop Services (Critical! Patch Now!)

    05/20/2019 5:30:49 PM PDT · by dayglored · 54 replies
    Microsoft Technet ^ | May 14, 2019 | Microsoft Security Response Center Team
    [dayglored's note: This is direct from the horse's mouth, Microsoft Technet. It's a bad one, like the WannaCry malware from a couple years ago.] Today [May 14] Microsoft released fixes for a critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability, CVE-2019-0708, in Remote Desktop Services – formerly known as Terminal Services – that affects some older versions of Windows. The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) itself is not vulnerable. This vulnerability is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction. In other words, the vulnerability is ‘wormable’, meaning that any future malware that exploits this vulnerability could propagate from vulnerable computer to vulnerable computer in a...
  • K-12: What Happened to Bill Gates and Common Core?

    05/08/2019 7:00:57 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 8, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Bill Gates is among the richest, most successful people on the planet. He enjoyed a lot of victories until he ventured into a dangerous part of town called Education. He squandered a few billion dollars by becoming entangled with a shady character named Common Core. Since 2010, Gates endured a long, slow defeat, as more people turned against Common Core, and he himself realized that it was not what he had dreamed of. So how did Bill Gates lose his golden touch? Gates, computer man and businessman, trusted data neatly arrayed on monitors. Digital tools could give predictability, consistency, and...