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IT: Patch these critical new vulnerabilities in Windows, Adobe, and OS kernels

Автор: | 09.05.2018

On Tuesday, Microsoft issued patches for two vulnerabilities presently being leveraged by hackers. The most pressing of these—CVE-2018-8174—is a vulnerability in the VBScript engine, which can be exploited with relative ease in a Microsoft Office document that uses an ActiveX control, as well as Internet Explorer (IE) and any other software using the Trident rendering… Читать далее »

Security pros: Get ready to patch for 8 new Spectre-related vulnerabilities soon

Автор: | 04.05.2018

Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are the big takeaways: Eight new Spectre-related vulnerabilities have been discovered that deal with how processors handle speculative processing. Among the vulnerabilities is a «VM escape» vulnerability that is comparatively easier to exploit than the original Spectre and Meltdown. Spectre and Meltdown—the duo of hardware-level CPU flaws… Читать далее »

A malicious USB stick could crash your Windows PC, even if it’s locked

Автор: | 01.05.2018

Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are the big takeaways: A recently published flaw in several versions of Windows allows an attacker to crash the system when Autoplay mounts a USB drive containing a malformed NTFS image. Microsoft doesn’t see the issue as necessitating a security patch, but it’s not seeing the big… Читать далее »

Security industry welcomes NHS move to Windows 10

Автор: | 01.05.2018

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that it will transition all National Health Service (NHS) computer systems to Microsoft Windows 10 as part of plans to strengthen cyber security. Officials cited the operating system’s more advanced security features as the primary reason for upgrading current systems, such as the SmartScreen technology, the… Читать далее »

How to add Google Docs to the Windows 10 New section of the context menu

Автор: | 25.04.2018

Image: iStock/bernardbodo In early 2018, I received an email from a TechRepublic member asking me to revise and update an article I wrote back in 2012. In Add Google Docs to the Windows 7 New menu (revised), I showed how to add various links to Google Docs to the New section of the Windows 7… Читать далее »

Разгадываем головоломку из утёкших сборок Windows 8 » Community

Автор: | 24.04.2018

История создания Времена разработки операционной системы Windows 8 навсегда останутся в нашей памяти. Это было фантастическое время, когда утекали ранние сборки системы, а энтузиасты искали в них скрытый функционал, пытаясь понять, в каком же направлении пойдёт дальнейшее развитие Windows. Но была в утёкших сборках и одна головоломка, разгадать которую удалось единицам. Историю её создания рассказал… Читать далее »

Microsoft’s BitLocker encryption program: A cheat sheet

Автор: | 20.04.2018

Microsoft’s BitLocker allows for full-disk encryption, which means data stored on the drive will be protected using the newest, strongest encryption standards to prevent unauthorized access. BitLocker To Go, a subset of BitLocker, works in much the same fashion except it is used to protect data on external media, such as USB flash drives and… Читать далее »

How to create new Google Docs using jump lists in the Microsoft Windows 10 taskbar

Автор: | 18.04.2018

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a reader who wanted to know if there was any chance an article published on TechRepublic in 2012 could be updated for Windows 10. The article, Add Google Docs to the Windows 7 New menu (revised), showed how to perform a complicated and convoluted edit of… Читать далее »

US tax cuts and dollar’s decline propel datacentre spending

Автор: | 09.04.2018

A decline in the US dollar’s value is driving IT investment, analyst Gartner has reported in its latest forecast. Global IT spending is predicted to grow by 6.2% in 2018 – the highest rate Gartner has forecast since 2007. John-David Lovelock, research vice-president at Gartner, told Computer Weekly: “With currency, the primary effect is that… Читать далее »

How to install the GNS3 network emulator on Ubuntu

Автор: | 06.04.2018

Image: Jack Wallen If you’re a network administrator, you know how valuable good tools are. Most everyone knows about tools like traceroute, ping, Wireshark, iPerf, and Nmap—tools that help you sniff out issues on your currently running network. But what about when you are in the design phase of your network? Do you rely on… Читать далее »