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Windows 10: NSA reveals major flaw in Microsoft’s code

Windows 10: NSA reveals major flaw in Microsoft’s code

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The US National Security Agency (NSA) has discovered a major flaw in Windows 10 that could have been used by hackers to create malicious software that looked legitimate.Microsoft has issued a patch and said it is now aware of the bug being exploited by hackers.The issue was revealed during an NSA press conference.It was not clear how long it had known about it before revealing it to Microsoft.Brian Krebs, the security expert who first reported the revelation, said the software giant had sent the patch to branches of the US military and other high-level users ahead of its wider release. It was, he wrote, "extraordinarily scary".The problem exists in a core component of Windows known as crypt32.dll, a program that allows software developers to access variou...
Microsoft ends Windows 7 support: What should you do?

Microsoft ends Windows 7 support: What should you do?

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Cyber-security experts are urging Windows 7 users to upgrade their operating system. Microsoft is going to stop supporting Windows 7 from Tuesday so that it can focus on "newer technologies". As a result, Windows 7 users will no longer receive the all-important security updates and patches that keep their machines safe. One in four Windows users is running Windows 7, according to statistics website StatCounter.What does this all mean?It means that Microsoft is ending the cat-and-mouse game with hackers seeking to exploit software bugs in the Windows 7 operating system. If perpetrators find a flaw in Windows 7, Microsoft will not fix it. Without continued software and security updates, Windows 7 machines are more likely to be infected with viruses and malw...
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘believes he needs SIX signings over next two transfer windows’ to fix Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘believes he needs SIX signings over next two transfer windows’ to fix Manchester United

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants six new signings over the next two transfer windows to return Manchester United to their former glory, reports claim. The Red Devils are plotting a revamp of their entire squad in 2020 following a season littered with new low points, the latest being a 3-1 defeat by neighbours Manchester City at Old Trafford. AFP or licensors United were alarmingly poor on Tuesday night and pressure continues to mount on Solskjaer Solskjaer’s men found themselves three goals down after 38 minutes of the Carabao Cup semi-final, and, in truth, it could’ve been more. With Ed Woodward, Sir Alex Ferguson and their fellow board members watching on in horror, it highlighted the club’s desperate need for reinforcements. According to The Times, Red
Elon Musk reveals why windows of Cybertruck smashed

Elon Musk reveals why windows of Cybertruck smashed

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Elon Musk has blamed poor planning as the reason why the supposedly unbreakable windows of Tesla's Cybertruck smashed during a botched launch event.The much-hyped unveiling suffered a mishap when the windows splintered twice despite Mr Musk bragging about the strength of the glass on the futuristic, stainless steel-skinned vehicle. The firm's chief executive told an audience in California on Thursday: "You want a truck that's really tough, not fake tough. ...
Tesla Cybertruck’s windows shatter during demo

Tesla Cybertruck’s windows shatter during demo

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The launch event for Tesla's electric pickup truck left Elon Musk swearing when a demonstration of how strong its windows were embarassingly shattered them.While on stage with Tesla's chief designer Franz von Holzhausen, Mr Musk challenged his colleague to take a sledgehammer to the truck's door and then toss a metallic ball at its window. The window shattered, surprising the audience and prompting Mr Musk to exclaim: "Oh my f***ing god."He then suggested: "Maybe that was a little too hard." Image: Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk swore when the window broke In a second demonstration of the window's strength, the glass again shattered. Advertisement ...