Tag: Windows

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…


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…


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…


Regular Microsoft Patch Updates Are Critical To Keeping Hackers Out

holstonit | June 29, 2016

Now, you have another very good reason to upgrade to Windows 10. If you refuse to do that, then at the very least, you have a very good reason to move away from versions of Windows that are no longer…


Upgrading a Samsung Computer To Windows10? Wait For Now

holstonit | June 22, 2016

If you have a Samsung desktop or laptop and are still running some version of Windows 7, hold off on upgrading, at least for now. Despite having more than two years to get their drivers in order, the company still…


Don’t Turn Off Security Updates To Avoid Windows 10 Upgrade

holstonit | June 10, 2016

In recent months, Microsoft has made a number of very good, highly popular moves that have had its customers raving about its apparent change. This latest incident, however, isn’t one of those. Microsoft has been accused of resorting to malware-style…


A Number Of Major Manufacturer Laptops May Have Security Risks

holstonit | June 8, 2016

Security firm Duo Security recently published a disturbing report relating to laptop security. It found critical security flaws in laptops produced by five of the largest OEMs: Acer, Asus, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Lenovo. If you’ve purchased, and are currently using…