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Offline Xairbusdriver

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Window Paines?
« on: January 06, 2020, 05:04:10 PM »
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Re: Window Paines?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 05:43:39 AM »
Windows 7 support ends Jan 14, 2020.


Reckon I'll stick with XP Pro via Parallels on Snow Leopard. Still does all we need Windows for...  :toothgrin:
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Re: Window Paines?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 09:35:26 AM »
In other news:

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It’s “Patch Tuesday” for Microsoft, and this is an important one. Not only is this the end of the road for Windows 7, but Microsoft is releasing a major fix for Windows 10 thanks to the National Security Agency (NSA). The NSA reportedly uncovered a serious flaw in Windows 10, and it took the unusual but welcome step of telling Microsoft about it.

Despite its name, the NSA is not aimed at improving security for the general public. Its goal of gathering intelligence and monitoring national communication networks is not served by patching vulnerabilities when it can weaponize them instead. That’s why, traditionally, the NSA keeps these security holes a secret so it can use them against targets.

The vulnerability affects the way Windows 10 verifies digital signatures. That could allow a malicious software package to masquerade as a legitimate installer without tripping any alarms. Thus, someone could leverage the bug to remotely install malware and give it access to the entire system. From the NSA’s perspective, that’s a useful tool for cyberespionage, provided your target is using Windows 10. There’s a reasonable chance they will be, considering Windows 10 is the most popular desktop operating system in the world.

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/304799-nsa-reports-major-windows-10-flaw-to-microsoft-patch-coming-today?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title
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Re: Window Paines?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 10:32:21 AM »
Passed this on to a cross-platform forum that's in the middle of a "Mac vs Windows" poll. Obviously started by a Windows user. :rolleyes: I didn't even mention the OS I use, just offering some help. :Devilish:
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