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Windows tablets in education: They plug right in

Like any other enterprise, large educational institutions have existing computing infrastructures which are likely built around Windows networks. Adding Windows tablets to them is far easier than adding iPads or Android tablets

October 7, 2013

Flame used Windows Update to spread

Security researchers have discovered that Windows Update is partly responsible for how the Flame malware spreads across networks and how it is able to infect fully patched versions of Windows 7.

June 4, 2012 by

Windows 8 aims to simplify mobile networking

The next version of the Windows operating system will make it far easier for users on the move to establish and manage mobile broadband connections, Microsoft said.Billy Anders, a Microsoft group programme manager on the devices and networks team, outlined the changes in a blog post on Friday.

January 23, 2012 by

Privacy: what Windows Live knows about your friends

The way that Windows Live lets you control your privacy online is a model other social networks and aggregators would do well to follow. You can easily make things private, shared with just close friends, open to friends of friends or public to the world and you don't feel like you'll have to write your own social network to do it.

August 2, 2010 by

Being locked in with proprietary software

I've written before about problems with proprietary software, and how some software vendors are locking in customers and using their leverage to cause painful headaches. Just today I was dealing with changing an IP address on a Windows server and therefore needed to get a new license file for a software package that runs on that server.

June 16, 2010 by

Researchers hack a car

A group of researchers from two universities tested their hacking skills on two cars and found that they could remotely lock the brakes, the engine and windows on a car; turn on the radio, heat and windshield wipers; honk the horn; and change the speedometer display.The paper will be presented by researchers at the University of Washington and the University of California at San Diego at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in Oakland, California, on Wednesday.

May 16, 2010 by

Tracking down those XP crashes: Could the cause be malware?

According to reports on some newsgroups, a Windows patch is causing the Blue Screen of Death for Windows XP users. Microsoft has temporarily withdrawn the update while it investigates the reports. Before you leap to conclusions about the coding skills of Microsoft's developers, you might want to consider the possibility that this problem is related to undetected malware infections. I've got some exclusive details.

February 12, 2010 by

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