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Ten year old Windows kernel bug lets hackers bypass protection

Researchers say that a bug in the Windows kernel could allow hackers to perform malicious actions by tricking security products blindly relying on a Windows API. The bug affects a low-level interface, known as PsSetLoadImageNotifyRoutine, that notifies when a module has been loaded into the Windows kernel. The bug can allow an attacker to forge the name of a loaded module, a method that...

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Gmail support for old Chrome, Vista, and XP stops by 2018

Google has announced that all of Google Chrome older versions will stop being compatible with Gmail by the end of 2017. Google Chrome version 53 and its previous versions will no more be compatible with Gmail in the next coming months as the report has suggested. Starting from the month of February all Google Chrome users of earlier versions will see a statement on...

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Russian hackers exploit patched, update your Windows

Microsoft released 14 new security bulletins on Tuesday, in which, it addressed many security issues including a vulnerability actively exploited by a Russia-linked group and several other bugs for which exploits are publicly available. One of the security updates is MS16-135, a bulletin rated Important on severity level. MS16-135 resolves two information disclosure and three privilege elevation vulnerabilities, including a Windows kernel bug exploited...

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Windows Vista Service Pack 2 is underway

Microsoft is hard at work on Service Pack 2 for both Windows Vista and Server 2008. Very little information is available at this time. Currently, the product release notes and related information about Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2 are not available. We will be keeping a watchful eye for any changes and updates about Service Pack 2. If you want to...

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Sixteen updates coming on Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has announced that there will be a total of sixteen updates on the upcoming Patch Tuesday. Five of the updates are labeled as Critical and designed to address security vulnerabilities that could leave Windows or Explorer open to remote code execution. Three updates are labeled as “Important” and will resolve vulnerabilities that leave Windows open to spoofing and unauthorized user privilege elevation, and...

NVIDIA drivers responsible for nearly 30% of Vista crashes in 2007

NVIDIA drivers responsible for nearly 30% of Vista crashes in 2007

That huge bundle of emails and documents Microsoft produced as part of the Vista-capable lawsuit is full of fascinating information about how the company developed, planned, and launched Vista, but the latest juicy nugget to come out if it suggests that a lot of problems faced by the troubled operating system are actually NVIDIA’s fault — nearly 30% of logged Vista crashes were due...

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Vista SP1 fails to spark migration

Microsoft’s latest efforts to persuade customers to upgrade to its much-maligned Vista operating system have met with a cool response from users. Historically, Microsoft’s first service pack for one of its marquee products – such as Windows – provides the impetus for users to upgrade. As Gartner analyst, Stephen Kleynhans recently noted, customers see SP1 as the sign that the OS has reached maturity...

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1 on DVD for $5

There are a lot of users out there who are still stuck on dial-up, so updating to Vista SP1 won’t be an easy task for them. Thankfully they can order the Vista SP1 DVD from NewEgg for $5.00. It’s a great deal for those with dial-up or those who would like to have a hard copy of the service pack. NewEgg always has very...

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Resolve Windows Update issues when downloading Vista SP1

When you try to install Windows Vista SP1 via Windows Update you can get error: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is not available for installation from Windows Update and is not offered by Automatic Updates. To help ensure a positive update experience, Windows Update will temporarily not offer Windows Vista SP1 to systems that have the following device drivers. In some cases, these device...

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Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 now available!

Windows Vista SP1 is available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. Other languages will be made available soon. Microsoft strongly recommends using Windows Update to download and install Windows Vista SP1 on single PCs: The download size from Windows Update of Windows Vista SP1 for x86 is 65 MB (compared to 450 MB from the Microsoft Download Center). The download size from Windows...