Tag: Microsoft

Microsoft Is Losing The Browser Wars

holstonit | November 23, 2016

Internet Explorer is widely regarded as one of the most security riddled browsers in the history of the internet. Microsoft had hoped that with the release of Windows 10, which included a complete overhaul of IE and a rebranding of…


Microsoft Windows Vulnerability Revealed By Google

holstonit | November 19, 2016

Tech giants Google and Microsoft are at odds, thanks to a recent announcement made by Google about a vulnerability in Windows’ Operating System. Google’s longstanding policy has been to inform the company that owns the software when a security flaw…


Microsoft Enticing Edge Users With Malware Protection

holstonit | October 18, 2016

In a bid to increase its share of the browser market, Microsoft has made some interesting moves recently, which make its new “Edge” browser software stand out from the crowd. The most recent change is the announced addition of Windows…


90 Percent of People Ignore Important PC Security Warnings

holstonit | September 3, 2016

What do you do when you get a popup window generated by some piece of software you use, informing you of a critical update? Do you stop what you’re doing right then and perform the needed update? Most people don’t,…


App From Microsoft Creates Better Two-Factor Authentication

holstonit | August 30, 2016

Microsoft is a company that definitely understands the need for better and more secure information systems. Like many other tech companies, they’ve been pushing hard for two-factor authentication protocols covering large swaths of their online ecosystem. Unfortunately, their approach has…


Watch Out for Windows Activation Scams on Your PC

holstonit | August 27, 2016

There have been a number of scams in recent years involving malware that creates false flag problems on your desktop. The faux problem is presented, along with a phone number you can call to get help resolving the issue. Consider…


Your Microsoft Account Credentials May Be Vulnerable

holstonit | August 16, 2016

In fact, your Microsoft Account Credentials are almost certainly vulnerable, but until the rise in popularity of Windows 10, it hasn’t been nearly as big an issue as it is today. The unfortunate reality is that Microsoft has known about…


Microsoft Reducing OneDrive Cloud Storage Space For Many Users

holstonit | July 29, 2016

If you use Microsoft OneDrive, it’s time to review your usage rate, and perhaps start thinking of switching to a different cloud-based storage solution. When the service was first rolled out, users with a free OneDrive account got fifteen gigabytes…


Will Printers Serve Up Your Next Computer Infection?

holstonit | July 22, 2016

Vectra Networks has found an old, longstanding vulnerability in Windows, and it comes from a rather unexpected source. Printers. Way back in 2007, an eternity ago in the world of tech, Microsoft introduced a convenient new feature that was widely…


Microsoft Will End Free Windows 10 Upgrade Offer July 29th

holstonit | July 12, 2016

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard the news. Microsoft’s latest OS, Windows 10, is free for the moment, but that’s ending as of July 29. After that point, if you want to upgrade, you’ll have to pay. There is no…