Posts Tagged ‘8.1’
Another flaw in the infamously buggy Internet Explorer (IE for short). This one may let a hacker steal your credentials and more. This is no trivial thing and Microsoft is working hard to resolve it. It currently effects IE 11 on Windows 7 and 8.1 even with patches applied. Use an alternate Browser until this is resolved (FireFox, Crome, Safari). Read More Below on ZDNet. Universal XSS flaw in fully patched Microsoft Internet Explorer exposed | ZDNet.
Microsoft is slow to patch a vulnerability and Google lets us know.
Microsoft was notified over 90 days ago about a vulnerability that would allow a user with local credentials to elevate their rights to that of admin. Google’s Project Zero policy is to give 90 day for the vendor to fix the issue then disclose it to the public. Wether fixed or not.
I approve of this practice. 90 days is ample time for a fix. The more time a system is vulnerable the more likely someone will exploit it.
So what do you think? Should Google continue the practice of disclosure after 90 days or just wait until the vendor fixes it regardless of how long that takes?Google posts Windows 8.1 vulnerability before Microsoft can patch it.
Microsoft teases a classic Start Menu for Windows 8.1 with built-in Live Tiles
Finally listening to the people that complained about the missing start menu (Everyone), but possibly taking it a step farther. This would be a welcome change.
Microsoft teases a classic Start Menu for Windows 8.1 with built-in Live Tiles.
Windows 8.1 bolsters biometrics for authentication – Network World
Windows 8.1 showing more promise. Hopefully Biometrics will take a bigger role in the future of computers. Hate remembering the 50 passwords you use all the time or are you one of those that uses the same password for everything. BAD! LOL Here’s some info on Win 8.1 and biometrics. Windows 8.1 bolsters biometrics for authentication – Network World.