Microsoft developers will stop supporting classic Edge and IE 11

Microsoft said it would stop supporting classic Edge and IE 11. The company has published a schedule for the end of support for Internet Explorer 11 and Edge (a version based on its own engine). The whole process will be carried out in stages: from November 30, 2020, support for IE 11 will be discontinued… Continue reading Microsoft developers will stop supporting classic Edge and IE 11

On June “Patch Tuesday” Microsoft fixed 129 vulnerabilities in its products

“Patch Tuesday” this month became the largest in the history of Microsoft: were fixed at once 129 vulnerabilities. March 2020 with 115 corrections is in second place, and 113 corrections in April 2020 arein a third place. 100 absolutely “ridiculous” Microsoft patches were presented in February “Patch Tuesday”, but among them was the sensational 0-day… Continue reading On June “Patch Tuesday” Microsoft fixed 129 vulnerabilities in its products

ZDI experts described five 0-day vulnerabilities in Windows

Researchers from the Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) team published information on five uncorrected 0-day vulnerabilities in Windows, four of which have high risk rate. Three zero-day vulnerabilities, which received identifiers CVE-2020-0916, CVE-2020-0986 and CVE-2020-0915, scored 7 points out of 10 possible on the CVSS vulnerability rating scale. “Essentially, these three problems can allow… Continue reading ZDI experts described five 0-day vulnerabilities in Windows

Cyberattack with the use of ransomware forced Epiq Global to shut down its systems

Epiq Global, a large international law firm, has become the victim of a cyberattack with the use of ransomware. The company has shut down systems in 80 of its offices around the world. According to the statement of Epiq Global, which advises banks, large credit organizations and governments of different countries, the incident took place… Continue reading Cyberattack with the use of ransomware forced Epiq Global to shut down its systems

Windows 7 users will not receive a patch for critical vulnerability in the IE

Windows 7 - End of Life

Microsoft said Windows 7 users would not receive a patch for a critical vulnerability in IE. The fix will be available only to Windows 7 users who paid for extended support. Just a few days after the end of official support for Windows 7, it became known about a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer, and… Continue reading Windows 7 users will not receive a patch for critical vulnerability in the IE

Windows EFS can help encryptors and make work of antiviruses more difficult

Safebreach Labs reported that attackers could use the Windows Encrypting File System (EFS) for their needs. Windows EFS can help encryptors and make work of antiviruses more difficult. EFS has been part of Windows operating systems since the release of Windows 2000. Unlike full BitLocker encryption, EFS can selectively encrypt individual files or folders. Researchers… Continue reading Windows EFS can help encryptors and make work of antiviruses more difficult

Temporary patch for 0-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer arrived on the Internet

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced about vulnerability in Internet Explorer, which is already exploited for “limited targeted attacks”. Now arrived temporary patch for this 0-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The problem received the identifier CVE-2020-0674 and it is associated with a vulnerability in the Firefox browser. Apparently, the mentioned “limited attacks” are part of a… Continue reading Temporary patch for 0-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer arrived on the Internet

Top-6 biggest tech failures of 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 The biggest failure of Samsung for all history is Galaxy Note 7. Smartphones started exploding, that caused a stoppage in production and users were forbidden from taking them on airplanes. It will take a lot of time to clear the PR debacle from this company. Windows 10 We all waited for… Continue reading Top-6 biggest tech failures of 2016