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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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..


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