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Chinese government shuns Windows 8 - security, economy or politics?

Chinese government shuns Windows 8 - security, economy or politics?

China is banning the use of Windows 8 in government departments, with an announcement from the country's Central Government Procurement Center nicely timed to add to the sizzling diplomatic row between China and the US.

Patch Tuesday April 2014 - XP's last breath

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Patch Tuesday for April 2014 is here. In addition to being the final Windows XP fix released by Microsoft we have fixes for all versions of Windows, Office and even an Adobe Flash update.

Advice on getting the most from Windows XP, courtesy of the Google Play Store

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Google Play just recommended some technical books I might like.

To help me get the most out of Windows XP...

Internet Explorer, .NET, IPv6 and Shockwave top the February 2014 Patch Tuesday list

Monster super-critical Patch Tuesday for February 2013

February's patch roundup sees seven patches from Microsoft and one from Adobe. All supported versions of Windows are impacted, be sure to update as soon as possible.

Why aren't we learning long-term lessons from security disasters?

Why aren't we learning long-term lessons from security disasters?

Shouldn't we be thinking further ahead, developing new protocols, processes and technologies that don't stick a hasty patch over the latest problem, but push us towards a world where whole categories of problems are no longer a risk?

Patch Tuesday January 2014 - Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle

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Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle have all released fixes today. Products covered include Microsoft Word, Windows XP, Windows 7, Adobe Reader, Java, MySQL and VirtualBox.

Is that a GUN, or are you just upgrading the printer? - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Is that a gun, or are you just upgrading the printer? What if your iPhone has a bug in the lock that locks the lock screen? Will Chrome's continuing support for XP make us safer, or merely lazier?

It'll only take 60 seconds to find out the answers!

Chrome support for XP to continue after Microsoft ditches it - helpful, or dangerous?

Chrome support for XP to continue after Microsoft ditches it - helpful, or dangerous?

Google has pledged to continue supporting its Chrome browser on Windows XP until at least April 2015, a full year after Microsoft officially ends support for the legacy platform in April 2014. But could its decision end up dissuading people from moving away from XP in a prompt and timely manner?

Microsoft predicts bleak future for XP users after patches run out

Microsoft predicts bleak future for XP users after patches run out

In a blog post, a senior Microsoft executive has warned users of Windows XP to get a move on and upgrade to shinier, newer versions of Windows. He warns, come April 2014, official support for XP ends and its vulnerabilities will be wide open to potential attackers.

Google's certificate announcement contains a hidden surprise for Windows XP users

Google's certificate announcement contains a hidden surprise for Windows XP users

Are you an IT administrator still caring for Windows XP computers that are running Internet Explorer?

Google's latest announcement brings another good reason to upgrade your systems or switch to an alternative browser.

Windows XP death watch: 365 days remaining

Windows XP death watch: 365 days remaining

On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will terminate Extended Support for Windows XP.

That means no more security updates. Be prepared and upgrade now.

Windows XP is still Microsoft’s biggest security headache, but infections are rising on Windows 7

Windows XP is still Microsoft’s biggest security headache, but infections are rising on Windows 7

The rate of infection ticked up for Windows 7 in the first half of 2012, but Windows XP, Microsoft’s legacy operating system, is still far and away the biggest security headache for Redmond.

New IE zero day exploit circulating, used to install Poison Ivy

New IE zero day exploit circulating, used to install Poison Ivy

The gang behind that recent Java zero day attacks apparently hasn't packed up for the season. A researcher examining one of the servers used to launch attacks on vulnerable Java installations said he found a new zero day exploit for Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser.

Patch Tuesday Valentine's 2012

Monster super-critical Patch Tuesday for February 2013

Microsoft released nine patches today, several designed to repair critical flaws. Don't get too distracted by the lack of chocolates and flowers, get patching!

Microsoft reissues update for Win XP/2003 for DigiNotar certificate revocation

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Microsoft has reissued a security update to remove DigiNotar's certificates from Windows XP and Windows 2003 after a mistake in last week's Patch Tuesday failed to remove most important certificates that were being abused.

Windows XP users: Have you updated Flash?

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Microsoft has published a security advisory, warning users of Windows XP that they must update their installations of Flash. Windows XP came with version 6 of the Adobe Flash Player, and it has been discovered that that version contains a Read more…

Is XP Mode in Windows 7 a positive step for security, or not?

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Sophos's Chief Technology Officer Richard Jacobs is once again guest blogging about XP Mode in Windows 7. The issue.. How are you going to manage its security? Over to you RJ.. Well, Microsoft seems to be aware that there are Read more…

XP mode - demonstrating that security is never Microsoft's first priority

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Sophos's Chief Technology Officer Richard Jacobs joins us as a guest blogger to discuss the implications of Microsoft including XP Mode in Windows 7. Over to you RJ.. Windows 7's planned XP compatibility mode risks undoing much of the progress Read more…