Spanish open source association Hispalinux, reports Reuters, has officially complained to the European Commission about the Windows 8 Secure Boot system.
Paul Ducklin gets quizzical about what happens next...
A security researcher has discovered a way to allow any code to run on Windows RT/Surface tablets, effectively "jailbreaking" Microsoft's latest foray into mobile computing.
For the first time, owners of new Microsoft Surface tablets will be applying security patches to their systems next week.
Windows 8 is now available and Microsoft is touting the entirely new user interface and app store. What security enhancements were made over Windows 7 and are these changes reason enough to upgrade?
On Friday, Microsoft launched Windows 8 to consumers.
Today, the experts at SophosLabs have intercepted a phishing attack which plays upon interest in the new operating system.
They’re not even available yet, but Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 are already the subjects of a Microsoft Security Advisory concerning - you guessed it - Adobe Flash vulnerability.
Exploit kits typically target plug-ins, using vulnerabilities within them to infect the machine. Disabling plug-ins by default is therefore a good thing as far as keeping your system secure. But it isn't always easy...
The Apache Foundation has decided to ignore user tracking preferences when surfing with Internet Explorer 10 in its market dominating web server. Read on for the controversy and the opportunity to weigh in with your thoughts.
With a deft side step, Microsoft appears to have outwitted opponents, like Google and Facebook, on their plans to have Do Not Track on by default in Windows 8....
When testing the included unmanaged anti-virus in Windows 8 I ran across an odd quirk. It doesn't detect EICAR properly. I present my results and what to expect in this article.
Paul Ducklin joined Chet this week from a real-life Denial of Service situation at the domestic airport in Sydney, Australia. Topics discussed include Patch Tuesday, UBS losing £2.3bn, SpyEye on Android, Twit.tv hacked and Windows 8 including anti-virus.
Could the new simplified Windows 8 interface lead to a wave of new scareware/fake anti-virus attacks?
With Microsoft's Metro interface designed for full-screen apps, the temptation for hackers may be too great.
Microsoft will ship Windows 8 with built-in anti-virus software.
Which is good news. And bad news. To find out who for, read on..