Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems security management News
April 18, 2016
Apple quit providing security updates for QuickTime on Windows PCs. Discovery of 2 zero day exploits makes it time to uninstall QuickTime for Windows NOW.
March 02, 2016
Cumulative update KB 3140743 brings great reliability improvements to network discovery in Windows 10, along with numerous other OS features and functions.
February 17, 2016
With 2 hidden cumulative updates for Windows 10 in the Microsoft Update Catalog that never made Windows Update, are they for testing or real updates?
February 10, 2016
After six months of little or no information about updates for Windows 10, MS has launched a Web page that provides useful details about changes included in Windows Update items, starting with ...
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Windows AppLocker lets you use rules to whitelist or block applications based on attributes such as publisher or path, but it's not a comprehensive application control tool. Continue Reading
The Network File System (NFS) is a client/server application that lets a computer user view and optionally store and update file on a remote computer as though they were on the user's own computer. NFS was developed by Sun Microsystems in the 1980's... Continue Reading
Personally identifiable information can live outside the databases on corporate networks, and it needs to be locked down so attackers can't get it. Luckily, there are free tools IT can use to improve PII security. Continue Reading
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Microsoft's Edge browser can save users' passwords so they don't have to enter them every time they visit a website. Users can turn this feature off if they want. Continue Reading
Passwords have long ruled the authentication world, but they're not infallible. Microsoft added authentication options in Windows 10, including more Windows Hello and effective PINs. Continue Reading
With so many great shows are on television these days, it can be tough to keep up with them all. One of the pain points for my family is that there’s no single, central location we can use to ... Continue Reading
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Although PCs and mobile devices perform many of the same tasks, IT administrators often manage them separately, and they use very different tools and approaches. Traditional PC-only management tools are too rigid to impose on mobile devices, and ... Continue Reading
Managing an eclectic collection of devices is challenging, but IT administrators just need to establish policies and find a mobile device management tool to help enforce them. Continue Reading
Desktop administrators need to know that the rules of endpoint management have changed: It's not all about PCs anymore. Continue Reading
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The proliferation of mobile devices in the enterprise presents a number of challenges for desktop administrators. Legacy, PC-oriented approaches to device management are no longer adequate because they treat all devices the same.
There was a ... Continue Reading
Sometimes users' desktops freeze up when they're in the middle of working on them. It's often easier to reimage the PCs, but there are troubleshooting steps you can take first. Continue Reading
With Microsoft Autoruns, IT admins can see everything that runs when Windows starts up to identify if anything is there that shouldn't be. Continue Reading