Microsoft Patched Security Gap in 48 Hours A massive hole was recently found in Microsoft’s malware detection engine, allowing specially crafted files to execute. This engine is used in Windows Defender, as well as six additional Microsoft security solutions for both home and business users. According to PC World the list of compromised security solutions […]
Microsoft Patched Exploits There has been a lot of news swirling around, claiming the published exploits stolen from the NSA can be used against current Microsoft products. According to ArsTechnica, that is not the case. Instead, Microsoft patched the exploits a month prior to the exploits being published. However, this is causing major speculation. Did […]
End of Support for Microsoft Windows Products – What does it mean? Windows Operating Systems life cycle report, which Microsoft maintains, provides end-of-support dates for each of Microsoft’s Windows products. Based on the report, support for Windows Vista happens in April of 2017. Source: Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet – Dec 2016 The life cycle report […]
Reverse engineer and analyst, Jakub Kroustek, recently discovered a new Microsoft scam that ties in a twist of ransomware. Vindows Locker is a support scam that locks your files, like ransomware, until a payment of $349.99 is received. Along with the payment demand, a phone number is provided. If users call the phone number, they […]
A security vulnerability within the Microsoft software has been exploited and there is yet to be a patch to fix the issue. Fortune reported Google notified Microsoft of the security issue on October 21st. Typically when a vulnerability is found by Google, they provide 60 days for a patch; however, since this particular vulnerability has already […]
Keeping your computer updated is critical, and Microsoft just released nine new updates for your Windows PC…
Ransomware attacks are targeting users by sending a fraudulent Microsoft alert their way…
Two researchers have found a major security gap in Windows 10, and Microsoft has no plans to address it…
Operating System Adaptation Trends As Microsoft continues with a steady stream of operating system options and service packs, we here at PC Pitstop, have an insider’s view into the world of Microsoft Windows. In particular, we have a front row seat to the rate at which Microsoft’s latest operating systems are accepted into the market […]
Microsoft employees extend a holiday olive branch to their neighbors at an Apple store.
April marks 40 years since many of us married Microsoft.
Today, Microsoft announced plans to offer free upgrades to the new Windows 10 OS for those running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows Phone 8.1.
This week Microsoft rolled out a record number 66 fixes for flaws within Windows and Internet Explorer.
Is it time for Microsoft to abandon all hope for Windows 8 and move on to Windows 9?
Microsoft announced this week that it would purchase Nokia as part of its new thrust into devices. Rather than trying to pivot into an area which it has little experience nor expertise, it should get back to its core competency of writing great software.,
Leo Notenboom offers his thoughts about the end of the Steve Ballmer (the person who brought Leo to MSFT) era.
Charlie Rose of 60 Minutes recently talked with Bill Gates about his final visit with Steve Jobs
In this infographic we take a look at the History of Microsoft Technology covering a wide range of products…