Windows

Microsoft to Remove SMBv1 Protocol in Next Windows 10 Version (RedStone 3)

http://thehackernews.com/2017/06/windows-10-redstone3-smb.html?m=1 The Server Message Block version 1 (SMBv1) — a 30-year-old file sharing protocol which came to light last month after the devastating WannaCry outbreak — will be removed from the upcoming Windows 10 (1709) Redstone 3 Update. The WannaCry ransomware wreaked havoc last month. You can find more information on WannaCry at http://www.epanorama.net/newepa/2017/05/12/an-nsa-derived-ransomware-worm-is-shutting-down-computers-worldwide/

​How to use Linux’s built-in USB attack protection | ZDNet

http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-use-linuxs-built-in-usb-attack-protection/ USB is insecure. There are USB sticks that will destroy your computer, USB sticks loaded with spyware, and even official enterprise USB sticks infected with malware. Windows and Macs are easy to crack with USB-borne tools. There are devices like the USG USB stick firewall, which can protect you. Linux users can stop attackers armed with USB sticks with USBGuard software.

Now You Can Run Linux On Windows 10 Without Enabling Developer Mode

https://fossbytes.com/linux-on-windows-10-without-developer-mode/ With the release of Windows 10 Insider Build 16215, Microsoft has announced that now users don’t need to activate Developer Mode to run Linux on Windows 10. Now, Microsoft thinks that WSL is stable enough to remove this restriction. However, this change still keeps Linux an optional component and the users manually need to

Fight ransomware: Run Windows in Linux as a virtual machine

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3197628/linux/fight-ransomware-by-running-windows-in-linux-as-a-virtual-machine.html Running Windows as a virtual machine in Linux may seems like unnecessary work until something like the Wannacry ransomware scare comes along.  Despite its headaches, desktop Linux rarely is the target of malware. (When it is, it can generally present a smaller attack surface.)  And if you need to run applications in Windows, run

Microsoft announcements from Build 2017

This is the big Build event where most of the major news about Microsoft products drops. Microsoft Build (often stylised as //build/) is an annual conference event held by Microsoft, aimed towards software engineers and web developers using Windows, Windows Phone, Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft technologies. Today’s pic of news headlines from Microsoft’s Build

OBS open source TV studio

I posted a quick note on interesting looking OBS Studio software some time ago.  OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) is a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. It works on Windows, Mac and Linux. OBS could be described as some kind of combinaton of real time video mixing and video encoding/streaming

Soon Windows10 on ARM-based processors

http://www.open-electronics.org/soon-windows10-on-arm-based-processors/ Windows on ARM situartion has not looked pretty. Windows CE is old. Windows phones look to be on free fall out of matkets. Windows 10 IoT on Raspberry Pi is one plan for getting some life support for Windows on ARM. Microsoft has not forgotten ARM. Soon Windows 10 will run on ARM processors