Microsoft Patched NSA Exploits Before Release

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Microsoft Patched Exploits There has been a lot of news swirling around, claiming the published exploits stolen from the NSA can be used against current Microsoft products.  According to ArsTechnica, that is not the case.  Instead, Microsoft patched the exploits a month prior to the exploits being published.  However, this is causing major speculation.  Did […]

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Windows Operating Systems Life Cycle – End of Extended Support Coming for Another Windows Product

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End of Support for Microsoft Windows Products – What does it mean? Windows Operating Systems life cycle report, which Microsoft maintains, provides end-of-support dates for each of Microsoft’s Windows products. Based on the report, support for Windows Vista happens in April of 2017. Source: Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet  – Dec 2016 The life cycle report […]

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Microsoft Support Scam Ties in Ransomware to Boost Profits

Reverse engineer and analyst, Jakub Kroustek, recently discovered a new Microsoft scam that ties in a twist of ransomware. Vindows Locker is a support scam that locks your files, like ransomware, until a payment of $349.99 is received. Along with the payment demand, a phone number is provided. If users call the phone number, they […]

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Hackers Welcome: Microsoft Security Hole Remains Unpatched

A security vulnerability within the Microsoft software has been exploited and there is yet to be a patch to fix the issue.  Fortune reported Google notified Microsoft of the security issue on October 21st.  Typically when a vulnerability is found by Google, they provide 60 days for a patch; however, since this particular vulnerability has already […]

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Microsoft Windows 7 OS – Still Going Strong

Operating System Adaptation Trends As Microsoft continues with a steady stream of operating system options and service packs, we here at PC Pitstop, have an insider’s view into the world of Microsoft Windows. In particular, we have a front row seat to the rate at which Microsoft’s latest operating systems are accepted into the market […]

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