Computer

Windows Lite: Everything you need to know

You’ve heard of Windows RT. You may even be aware of an S Mode in Windows 10. But do you know anything about Windows Lite? There isn’t currently much to know, but the alleged next operating system from Microsoft is an intriguing one. In a nutshell, the rumored OS might be Microsoft’s most lightweight Windows yet, […]

Computer

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 […]

Gears & Gadgets

Hackers used 4 zero-days to infect Windows and Android devices

Enlarge Getty Images Google researchers have detailed a sophisticated hacking operation that exploited vulnerabilities in Chrome and Windows to install malware on Android and Windows devices. Some of the exploits were zero-days, meaning they targeted vulnerabilities that at the time were unknown to Google, Microsoft, and most outside researchers (both companies have since patched the […]

Gears & Gadgets

WireGuard for Windows 0.3.1 is the release you’ve been waiting for

Enlarge / I heroically resisted the urge to create a “WireGuard for Workgroups 0.3.1” image for this piece. Jim Salter This Monday, WireGuard founder and lead developer Jason Donenfeld announced a new WireGuard release for the Windows platform. The release is something of a godsend for administrators hoping to implement WireGuard as a replacement for more […]