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Windows 10 to get a dedicated OEMDRIVERS folder

Microsoft is adding a dedicated OEMDRIVERS folder to Windows 10 that will be used to store third-party drivers. Since Windows Vista, the operating system has included a folder called %SystemRoot%\System32\DriverStore that is used to hold validated drivers for the operating system. To prevent tampering of hardware drivers, Windows only allows the installation of drivers located in the DriverStore. Before a driver is added to...

Critical flaws on OEM laptops let hackers take over in 10 minutes

Critical flaws on OEM laptops let hackers take over in 10 minutes

Security researchers have discovered critical vulnerabilities in popular off-the-shelf HP, Acer, Dell, Asus and Lenovo laptops that make it possible for hackers to hijack and compromise the PCs in less than 10 minutes. Among cybersecurity professionals, it’s commonly known that if you want to have a secure PC, you probably shouldn’t use a regular off-the-shelf consumer laptop as they come with ‘bloatware’, or third-party...