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Microsoft Releases A Statement PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 October 2014 04:48

Microsoft Releases A Statement

The web was a chirpy place yesterday with news that Windows 10 tracks usage habits and collects all manner of data on how people that installed the preview. And now Microsoft has responded with an official statement on this. According to the company, it does monitor these habits, and the Technical Preview does come with tracking technologies built in, but this was a stated fact according to the company. Sure enough, Microsoft is not providing exact details of what is being tracked and how the data is collected. And while the Terms of Use of this new program does state that personally identifiable information is gathered, all of that is for the purpose of improving the operating system. For example, typed characters are logged for the purpose of enhancing autocomplete and spellcheck features. Standard stuff, some may say. But then again, some also say that the Windows 10 Preview should not be installed as the main operating system on your main computer or primary device. Microsoft has been very clear on this from the beginning...Want to know what Microsoft said visit us at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Windows 10 via Windows Update PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 October 2014 07:01
Windows 10 via Windows Update
Microsoft recently launched the Windows Technical Preview to begin conducting feedback for the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. The first build of Windows 10 to be issued via the Windows Technical Preview was build 9841, which can be clean installed or upgraded with an ISO. There's also another way Microsoft is testing the distribution of Windows 10, and that's natively via Windows Update. We're not entirely sure if this has been openly covered, or if many people know about it, but Microsoft is currently delivering the Windows 10 Technical Preview to Windows 7 users via Windows Update natively for those who have signed up for the Insider Program and are on Windows 7. Much like any normal update, Windows will see it as an update and install it, and depending on whether you've got automatic updates enabled, Windows 10 could just be installed without the user needing to do anything. Microsoft hasn't talked about this update process at all...For more turn to our forum.
 
Microsoft steams ahead with Windows 10 development PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 October 2014 05:07

Microsoft steams ahead with Windows 10 development

It's only been four days since the Windows 10 Technical Preview was released to the public, however that doesn't mean the build that was issued with the Technical Preview is new. Windows 10 build 9841 was compiled on September 12, which was around three weeks ago. That's ancient in development time, so it's no surprise that build 9855 was recently compiled. Thanks to the "preview builds" ability (which doesn't currently work) in the Windows 10 Technical Preview, users who are using the Technical Preview have managed to see some more recent builds of Windows 10. According to logs that appear when the operating system is attempting to connect to the update server, the operating system is seeing builds as new as a few days ago. Build 9855 was compiled on October 2nd, just two days ago. The logs also reveal older builds too, spanning all the way back to June 2014 with build 9778. These builds would differ dramatically to that of the Windows 10 Technical Preview available today...Follow Windows 10 development on our forum.

 

 

 
Unpatchable Malware That Infects USB PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 04 October 2014 05:18

Unpatchable Malware That Infects USB

It’s been just two months since researcher Karsten Nohl demonstrated an attack he called BadUSB to a standing-room-only crowd at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, showing that it’s possible to corrupt any USB device with insidious, undetectable malware. Given the severity of that security problem—and the lack of any easy patch—Nohl has held back on releasing the code he used to pull off the attack. But at least two of Nohl’s fellow researchers aren’t waiting any longer. In a talk at the Derbycon hacker conference in Louisville, Kentucky last week, researchers Adam Caudill and Brandon Wilson showed that they’ve reverse engineered the same USB firmware as Nohl’s SR Labs, reproducing some of Nohl’s BadUSB tricks. And unlike Nohl, the hacker pair has also published the code for those attacks on Github, raising the stakes for USB makers to either fix the problem or leave hundreds of millions of users vulnerable...For more visit our forum.

 

 
Leaked Documents Reveal Several Windows 10 Details PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 October 2014 06:24

Leaked Documents Reveal Several Windows 10 Details

Elaborate Windows 10 details are still missing, even after the official announcement, even as the new OS looks set to the be the talking point of the computing industry for the next several months. Some may even opine that most of the details that matter are under wraps — Microsoft is playing cards close to heart, as it has done for the past few years, it seems, and did has not expand upon several facets of its upcoming operating system at the event yesterday. Luckily, thanks to some newly leaked documents, intended for Microsoft partners, we have a lot of handy pointers on the way things are going, and when can we expect to see the final bits of Windows 10 released to public. Throw in the October 1 date, today, when the Windows 10 Technical Preview goes live, and we are looking at this phase to last till the end of March, next year. Summer it is then, for release. Additionally, the Windows 10 system requirments are similar to those on Windows 8...Follow your cursor to our forum and find out a lot more.

 

 
Windows 10 Feedback PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 October 2014 04:30

windows 10 feedback

Windows 10 Technical Preview was made available to the public last week. For those of you who have the operating system installed, you should be providing feedback to Microsoft. After all, by joining the Windows Insider Program in order to download Windows 10, the idea is to submit feedback directly to Microsoft from the Windows Technical Preview and gain access to pre-release builds of the operating system. With the Insider Program, you have an opportunity to shape the future of Windows with your feedback. Providing feedback is not difficult at all and don't worry, you don't need to send any lengthy and detailed emails or documents, all you have to do is launch the Windows Feedback app and type a few words. In this guide, we are going to explore the Windows Feedback app and show you how to use it to provide feedback to Microsoft. First of all, launch the app from the Start menu. Once you have the app open, you will notice the main feedback screen...There are instructions along with images posted at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Mock-Up of How Xbox One’s UI Could Look PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 04 October 2014 05:27

windows 10

There has been a lot going on over at Microsoft about the upcoming new installment in the series of personal computer operating system. Recently, in an event in San Francisco, the American-based multinational corporation finally went forward and unveiled its new operating system, which is named what many people didn’t expect; Windows 10. Optimized for portable devices and desktop PCs, we currently know very little about gaming implications of Windows 10, but it looks like it has something in store for Xbox One users too. Besides working to improve and increase the efficiency of its latest Xbox One video game console, Microsoft has been very busy on the other side developing what has been described as the “most comprehensive Windows platform ever.” After much speculation that arose in recent months, the company recently took the wraps off the next operating system in its well-known Windows operating environment. Officially naming it Windows 10, Microsoft completely skipped Windows 9 altogether...This story continues at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
DarkNet or DeepNet PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 03 October 2014 19:03

DarkNet or DeepNet

A search, using a search engine like Google or Bing, generally returns some millions of pages for every keyword typed. You can try to estimate Internet’s size by thinking of how many websites would be there, if people are using ‘n’ number of keywords to search for information. This part of Internet is just what is visible. But there exists, within the countless websites, an Internet that is beyond the scope of search engines and general browsing. This is the Darknet, Deepnet, Deep Web, Invisible Web or Hidden Internet. This article explains this and shows you how to access it and precautions to take. As such, the websites inaccessible to normal search engines form the Deepnet. This includes websites whose robots.txt is set to prevent Google and other search engines from indexing them on the Internet, in order to exclude them from the search. However, Darknet (the term is often used interchangeably with Deepnet), is much more than just prevention of indexing by search engines...Do you find this intriguing and are left wanting more, well we have it at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 

 
Microsoft Windows Patching PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 October 2014 04:32

Microsoft Windows Patching

Updates for systems running Windows operating system and its products are identified as Service Packs, Hotfixes and Security patches. These updates offer a fairly quick and prescribed solution or a workaround for a problem in question. However, these updates regardless of their type should be applied only on an “as-needed” basis i.e. only when it is capable of fixing an issue bothering a customer. In addition, the update should first be evaluated before being installed. In short, it is not mandatory to install the updates right away. Security patches minimize security risks and other vulnerabilities. These are analogous to hotfixes. Microsoft, primarily offers different routes for obtaining client software security patches for its products. So, it is crucial that not only clients are retrospectively updated with security patches, but the client built areas too are updated for any new clients. The majority of security updates released are for client side (often browser) issues...Turn to windows8newsinfo forum for lots on todays announcements.

 

 
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