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Patch Tuesday’s coming: Block Windows Update and pray we don’t get fooled again

Another Patch Tuesday is approaching. To avoid the bug chaos that could happen -- like we saw last month -- make sure Automatic Update for Windows is turned off.

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Blue Team Village, DEF CON 2018 | Salted Hash Ep 43

Host Steve Ragan talks to Munin, a staffer at the DEF CON Blue Team Village about what's happening and what you can expect.

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Chrome 68 takes notifications native in Windows 10

The browser, launched July 24, uses the OS's own notification center to post messages; users must be running Windows 10 1607 or later.

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Is Intel building a new version of its Coffee Lake chipset just for Win7?

Intel is in the process of releasing a souped-up Coffee Lake chipset that will actually work with Windows 7, according to Anandtech. The trick will be convincing Microsoft to allow updates to the new H310C.

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A word to the wise: Skip Microsoft’s July patches

Microsoft's Windows and Office patches for July are still a mess. Perhaps August will be better.

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Microsoft may soon add multi-session remote access to Windows 10 Enterprise

Microsoft may be close to offering multi-session remote desktop access to Windows 10 Enterprise, allowing for as many as 10 simultaneous connections.

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Phishing AI | Salted Hash Ep 42

Host Steve Ragan is joined by Lookout’s Jeremy Richards, who manages the @PhishingAI account on Twitter, as well as a good friend and fellow reporter from Ars Technica.

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IT admins warn Microsoft to slow Windows 10 upgrade pace

More than three-quarters of the admins surveyed want Microsoft to release feature upgrades just once a year – or even once every other year. One admin decried an upgrade pace that 'never ends.'

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Android Pie and Project Treble: Assessing Google's grand upgrade fix

In an exclusive interview, Iliyan Malchev, a Google engineer and Project Treble architect, talks about Google's ambitious Android upgrade solution and what we should expect with Android 9.

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The mechanics of Windows patching - in plain English

Microsoft’s John Wilcox last week posted a primer on Microsoft’s patching scheme, designed to help people understand how the company patches Windows. Here’s a translation in less obfuscatory terms, with a bit of real-world...

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Mozilla tests Firefox add-on that steers users toward serendipity

The new 'Advance' add-on takes into account a user's browsing history to recommend other sites to explore.

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Patch expert calls on Microsoft execs to fix Windows updating

IT admins surveyed by Susan Bradley, who moderates the PatchMangement.org mailing list, said Microsoft's current strategy is failing. So she took their concerns to Microsoft leaders, including CEO Satya Nadella, and asked them to make...

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Android P — Pie! The complete FAQ

Google's Android 9 Pie release is full of fresh new features and flavors. This detailed (and delightfully crusty) FAQ has everything you need to know.

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By 2020, 1-in-5 healthcare orgs will adopt blockchain; here’s why

Blockchain lets the healthcare industry exchange data in a standard format, automate complex processes and apply AI against large silos of medical data. It might even allow patients to sell their data for rewards.

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Windows updaters express frustrations. Microsoft responds.

Earlier this week, Susan Bradley published a comprehensive look at the results of her survey of nearly 2,000 Windows updaters. Now, Microsoft has officially weighed in.

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Top web browsers 2018: IE, Edge and Firefox return to the road of ruin

It's increasingly becoming a Google Chrome online world, even for Mac users.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10's growth continues

Migration watch: Windows 10 in July saw continued gains in user share and should supplant Windows 7 as the most popular flavor of Windows by the end of the year.

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Microsoft rejiggers Windows 10 Enterprise subscriptions, pricing

Microsoft is revamping the subscription offerings by recalibrating prices and renaming the per device/per user offers so they're more aligned with Microsoft 365.

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