At the WinHEC conference in China today, Microsoft showed off a new biometric authentication feature called Windows Hello. The ambitious technology, which uses fingerprint and iris recognition to replace passwords, will debut in Windows 10 devices later this year.
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Through a new website, Microsoft is allowing some of its customers to download Windows 7 installation media in ISO format. But if you're hoping to repair or refresh an OEM installation of Windows 7, you're out of luck. I've got the details here.
Chinese hardware manufacturer Lenovo has come under fire for allegedly shipping consumer Windows laptops with software that hijacks secure website connections, as well as inserting ads into search results.
Microsoft adding password-free sign-on via Windows 10 to Azure Active Directory, cloud apps, and more.
Privacy watchdog warns on default passwords as website streams video from unsecured webcams.
In almost every security incident there's some best practice that someone didn't follow. Here are six security technologies and techniques that would help in these cases.
Australian daily deals website Catch of the Day announced a three-year-old data breach compromising credit cards and passwords to its customers on Friday evening.
[Correction] A log of recent account activity, an account recovery code and better control of notifications to be added in coming days. Microsoft accounts are used in Windows 8, Outlook.com and Skydrive.
Microsoft has warned that a vulnerability in Windows Phone operating systems could allow hackers to access your passwords when connected to rogue Wi-Fi hotspots.
Another blow to the troubled OS comes at the same time as Microsoft slices prices on its own Windows RT Surface tablets.
Researchers say hackers could easily spread their attack after gaining Windows passwords.
Security researchers have confirmed a vulnerability in now Apple-owned fingerprint software that exposes passwords on Windows PCs.
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The vulnerability under attack exists in Windows Common Controls and can be exploited to launch remote code execution attacks if a user simply surfs to a malicious website.
Carphone Warehouse has listed the Windows Phone-based Lumia 900 for sale in the UK from May on its website
Microsoft says it has not decided how many versions of Windows 8 it will release, and it could easily offer the same number as it did with Windows 7. However, based on the registry in the Consumer Preview version, the Windows 8 Beta website suggests there could be an unexpected extra: Windows 8 Professional Plus.
At my last contract job, building a gloriously swift website in Drupal, I decided to give generously of my generous contract income to Free Software. Notepad++ is my perennial Windows text editor of choice, even in the light of the oncoming (proprietary) text editor juggernaut that is Sublime.
Windows Phone 7 developers can now download an unofficial, but Microsoft-sanctioned tool for unlocking Windows Phone Mango devices.The ChevronWP7 team released the tool on Friday via its website.
Microsoft Windows 7 has now taken 30 percent of the PC operating system market, but it's still a long way behind Windows XP's 52 percent, according to numbers published today on the Netmarketshare website. As the name implies, the market shares are calculated from website traffic, and thus may not precisely reflect the global installed base.
According to an email sent out by Groupon India they have asked users to change their passwords due to a possible security breach found. The website has assured users that no financial information was leaked.
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