Gears & Gadgets

Tens of thousands of US organizations hit in ongoing Microsoft Exchange hack

Enlarge Getty Images Tens of thousands of US-based organizations are running Microsoft Exchange servers that have been backdoored by threat actors who are stealing administrator passwords and exploiting critical vulnerabilities in the email and calendaring application, it was widely reported. Microsoft issued emergency patches on Tuesday, but they do nothing to disinfect systems that are […]

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Microsoft adds Startup Boost, Sleeping Tabs to Edge build 89

Enlarge / We’re not sure why Chromium-based Edge’s branding seems so thoroughly wet. Microsoft This week, Microsoft announced several more features trickling down to Edge Stable from its Beta insider channel. These features include Startup Boost, Sleeping Tabs, Vertical Tabs, and a more navigable History dialog. The company also announced some welcome interface tweaks to Bing—which […]

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Microsoft issues emergency patches for 4 exploited 0-days in Exchange

Enlarge Getty Images Microsoft is urging customers to install emergency patches as soon as possible to protect against highly skilled hackers who are actively exploiting four zero-day vulnerabilities in Exchange Server. The software maker said hackers working on behalf of the Chinese government have been using the previously unknown exploits to hack on-premises Exchange Server […]

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Microsoft is setting the stage for the biggest update to Windows in years

In a Windows Hardware Certification blog post, Microsoft has finally acknowledged this year’s first major Windows 10 update, currently code-named 21H1 and scheduled for release later this spring. Though the Windows Insider team (which releases beta versions of Windows) hasn’t yet talked about 21H1, the Hardware Certification blog post suggests that Microsoft will indeed stick […]