End of support for Windows 8.1 – Microsoft Warning

The company has already started sending notifications to those who continue to run “Windows 8.1” on their computers, reminding them that they will soon be forced to leave them. This does not mean that they will not be able to use them, but it is not recommended; given that Microsoft Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Rest in Peace: End titles for Internet Explorer

Microsoft officially said goodbye to “Internet Explorer” today; one of the first reference tools for Internet browsing in the mid-1990s, before falling behind the competition and then surpassing mainly from “Google”. The use of “Explorer” will still be possible, but, the giant from Redmond (Washington State), will no longer make Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The Peaky Blinders of the 21st century have been arrested

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Birmingham-based “Peaky Blinders” gang was active in Britain, which became famous thanks to the worldwide success of the TV series of the same name. London police say they have dismantled a hacker mob called “Lapsu$”. Seven key members of the mob have Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The biggest scams on the internet

Before people get smarter and figure out when something they see on the internet is a scam; many scammers took advantage of it by developing scams, which were sometimes fun and sometimes sucked the world’s money. Here are the 5 most characteristic: The Nigerian This is one of the oldest Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

metaverse: Microsoft in the “race” against Facebook

Microsoft opposes Facebook by announcing that it is bringing “metaverse” into “Teams” —its own version of “Zoom”— which has also been integrated into Windows 11. Users, in the first phase, will be able, from 2022, to appear as live cartoons, or 3D digital personalities (“avatars”) in their web chats; as Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Microsoft has opened a window to password removal

Microsoft has announced that all users of Windows and other products can now remove all passwords from their Microsoft accounts and, instead, use a special mobile authentication application, or other solution. The US company in March allowed only its business users to use password-free accounts, a system that will now Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Windows 11: Will “run” Android apps and available as a free upgrade to Windows 10 users

The new version of “Windows 11”, the operating system introduced by Microsoft, will allow Android apps for mobiles and tablets to also “run” on desktops and laptops. Among the other new features will be the smaller and faster upgrades —a frequent complaint from many users so far— that will happen in the background. According to the American company, today there are about Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Microsoft introduced the new Windows 11

The American company Microsoft today (yesterday) made the official announcement of the next generation of its operating system “Windows 11”.  CEO Satya Nantella and product development manager Panos Panayi presented the new features of Windows, with an emphasis on modern appearance and ease of use.  “Windows 11” will be available on new PCs and through a Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

End titles in 2022 for Internet Explorer

The Web browser  “Internet Explorer”  will “expire”, after almost  27 years of life, and it will not reappear in versions of “Windows 10” after June 15, 2022, according to Microsoft. Discontinuing support also means that the company will not release periodic security updates for “Explorer”. The once hugely popular browser appeared in 1995 with “Windows 95” and between 2000-2005 had Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Microsoft Mesh: Futuristic holographic communication platform with mixed reality

Microsoft presented “Mesh”, its futuristic holographic communication / collaboration platform with “mixed reality”. As part of the presentation, Guy Laliberte, co-founder of “Cirque du Soleil”, appeared at the company’s “Ignite” digital conference through “holoportation”, which uses “3D capture” technology to project a “live” image of someone in a “virtual” scene.  In the company’s first Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Microsoft denounces cyberattacks by China hackers

A group of hackers allegedly linked to China “looted” “inboxes” of email accounts using vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s “mail server” software, the company and outside investigators reported on Tuesday. In a related “blogpost” Microsoft states that this cyber espionage company used four vulnerabilities in different versions of the software and was the work of a group it calls “HAFNIUM”. According Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Experts link the attack on SolarWinds to Kazuar backdoor

On December 13, 2020, “FireEye”, “Microsoft” and “SolarWinds” announced the discovery of a large, sophisticated supply chain attack, developed by the new —previously unknown— “Sunburst” malware, used against “SolarWinds Orion IT” customers.   Kaspersky experts have identified several specific code similarities between “Sunburst” and known versions of “Kazuar” backdoors; the type of malware that provides remote access to the victim’s Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …