Windows 8

Microsoft tracks Windows 7 and 8 users, harvesting more data

Security researchers have discovered that four recent updates to the Windows 7 and 8 operating systems allow Microsoft to collect a variety of usage information.

Ex-Microsoft worker arrested after passing Windows 8 trade secrets to blogger

A former employee of Microsoft has been accused of stealing trade secrets related to Windows 8 from the company, and passing them to a technology blogger.

Learn more in my article on the Intralinks blog.

Did you buy a Microsoft Surface? Here come the first critical security patches

For the first time, owners of new Microsoft Surface tablets will be applying security patches to their systems next week.

Phishing attack promises a free version of Windows 8

On Friday, Microsoft launched Windows 8 to consumers.

Today, the experts at SophosLabs have intercepted a phishing attack which plays upon interest in the new operating system.

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.

Windows 8 to have built-in anti-virus – there’s good and bad news

Microsoft will ship Windows 8 with built-in anti-virus software.

Which is good news. And bad news. To find out who for, read on..