Blue Screen of Death

Windows XP ‘did not contribute much’ to WannaCry infection totals

Even in the absence of encrypted files, no one wants a Blue Screen of Death.

David Bisson reports.

Microsoft pulls Windows RT 8.1 Update after tablets blue screen

Microsoft has been forced to halt downloads of Windows RT 8.1 operating system, after users experienced what Microsoft describes as a “situation” with the free update.

Will Windows 8’s new interface herald full-screen scareware?

Could the new simplified Windows 8 interface lead to a wave of new scareware/fake anti-virus attacks?

With Microsoft’s Metro interface designed for full-screen apps, the temptation for hackers may be too great.