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Siemens patches critical SCADA flaws likely exploited in recent attacks

The vulnerabilities allow remote attackers to extract files from WinCC SCADA servers and execute arbitrary code on them

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Audio snobs rejoice: Windows 10 will have system-wide FLAC support

Windows 10 will make it easier for users to enjoy lossless audio, with support for the popular FLAC format across all modern and desktop programs.

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Why is Microsoft updating Windows PCs for a security bug on the server?

The Kerberos vulnerability is only in Windows Server, but Windows PCs are getting extra security fixes

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Critical XSS flaws patched in WordPress and popular plug-in

The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to create administrator accounts and take control of websites

Why Support Matters: Thwarting Data Loss Through Upgrading Windows

Once Microsoft flips the switch to turn off XP support, your already vulnerable systems and data will become even riskier and costlier to maintain. Upgrading Windows is the key to preventing serious problems.

This secret power menu unlocks Windows' visual effects options

Want to add a little shadow to your mouse pointer or get rid of window animations? Here's how.

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Sonatype aims to help developers reduce risk from open-source components

The Sonatype Component Lifecycle Management 2.0 tracks vulnerable third-party components used in software

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New Windows 10 build adds gestures, tweaks the toolbar, and simplifies OneDrive

Microsoft says Build 9879 of Windows 10 will be the last of the year. New features seem aimed to build in flexibility where it's needed, and simplicity where it's not.

New Win 10 TP build brings touchpad gestures, OneDrive improvements, crash fixes

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Build 9879 is the third for the new OS and the last for what's left of this year

Five Tips for Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8

Ready to upgrade from Windows XP? Here are some tips to making that transition seamless.

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Microsoft fixes critical crypto flaw, strenghtens encryption for older systems

A vulnerability in the Microsoft SChannel component could expose servers to remote code execution attacks

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Microsoft fixes severe 19-year-old Windows bug found in everything since Windows 95

With help from IBM, Microsoft has patched a critical vulnerability that flew under the radar since the launch of Windows 95.

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Spec showdown: Lumia 535 edges Moto E with more storage, front camera

The Microsoft and Motorola smartphones are powered by the same processor, and cost about the same

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Cisco patches serious vulnerabilities in small business RV Series routers

The flaws allow attackers to execute commands, overwrite files and launch CSRF attacks

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Google to kill off SSL 3.0 in Chrome 40

A vulnerability in SSL 3.0 enabled the POODLE attack. In the meantime, Chrome 39 will no longer support SSL 3.0 fallback for TLS connections.