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I’m still on Windows 7 – what should I do?

Support for Windows 7 has ended, leaving Marcy wondering how they can protect themselves I do a lot of work on a Windows 7 desktop PC that is about five years old. I’m a widow and can’t afford to run out and get a new PC at this time, or pay for Windows 10. If [...]

By |2020-01-16T03:00:27-05:00January 16th, 2020|chrome, Computing, Data and computer security, Internet, Malware, Microsoft, software, Technology, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7|Comments Off on I’m still on Windows 7 – what should I do?

Cryptic Rumblings Ahead of First 2020 Patch Tuesday

Sources tell KrebsOnSecurity that Microsoft Corp. is slated to release a software update on Tuesday to fix an extraordinarily serious security vulnerability in a core cryptographic component present in all versions of Windows. Those sources say Microsoft has quietly shipped a patch for the bug to branches of the U.S. military and to other high-value customers/targets [...]

By |2020-01-13T17:17:47-05:00January 13th, 2020|Anne Neuberger, CERT Coordination Center, CERT-CC, crypt32.dll, Microsoft, Microsoft CryptoAPI, national security agency, NSA, Patch Tuesday January 2020, Time to Patch, Will Dormann, Windows|Comments Off on Cryptic Rumblings Ahead of First 2020 Patch Tuesday

BlueKeep Attacks Have Arrived, Are Initially Underwhelming

The first attacks that exploit the zero-day Windows vulnerability install cryptominers and scan for targets rather than a worm with WannaCry potential.

By |2019-11-04T06:24:08-05:00November 4th, 2019|bluekeep, Cryptocurrency, cryptojacking, cryptomining, Cyberattacks, Department of Homeland Security, Hacks, IoT, Microsoft, Remote Desktop Protocol, Vulnerabilities, WannaCry, Windows, Worm|Comments Off on BlueKeep Attacks Have Arrived, Are Initially Underwhelming