Sunday, July 23, 2017
Microsoft to Lay Off Thousands as It Focuses on Cloud Software

Microsoft to Lay Off Thousands as It Focuses on Cloud Software

Microsoft to Lay Off Thousands as It Focuses on Cloud Software According to several news outlets, the software giant is set to cut thousands of jobs across the globe in an attempt...
Windows 10 Timeline Feature Won’t Arrive With Fall Creators Update, Reveals Microsoft

Windows 10 Timeline Feature Won’t Arrive With Fall Creators Update, Reveals Microsoft

Windows 10 Timeline Feature Won’t Arrive With Fall Creators Update, Reveals Microsoft Microsoft announced its promising Timeline feature earlier this year, and claimed that it would arrive with the scheduled fall feature...

Microsoft Said to Plan Sales Reorganisation Focused on Cloud

Microsoft Said to Plan Sales Reorganisation Focused on Cloud

Microsoft Said to Plan Sales Reorganisation Focused on Cloud Microsoft Corp. is planning a global sales reorganisation to better focus on selling cloud software, according to people familiar with the matter. The...
Microsoft to Acquire Cloudyn, an Israel-Based Cloud Management Firm

Microsoft to Acquire Cloudyn, an Israel-Based Cloud Management Firm

Microsoft to Acquire Cloudyn, an Israel-Based Cloud Management Firm Microsoft has said it will acquire Israel-based cloud management company Cloudyn. Microsoft to Acquire Cloudyn, an Israel-Based Cloud Management Firm. "Microsoft has signed a...
Windows 10 'Controlled Folder Access' to Provide Protection From Ransomware

Windows 10 ‘Controlled Folder Access’ to Provide Protection From Ransomware

Windows 10 'Controlled Folder Access' to Provide Protection From Ransomware After WannaCry and Petya, it seems like Microsoft has realised the potential harm that ransomware can cause to its operating systems and...

Windows 10 to Use AI, Machine Learning to Fight Malware

Windows 10 to Use AI, Machine Learning to Fight Malware

Windows 10 to Use AI, Machine Learning to Fight Malware Microsoft has been caught in the middle of growing cyber-attacks in the past few months, causing the Redmond giant to take some...
Microsoft has found itself in an embarrassing position once again with reports that a massive trove of Windows 10 source code has been leaked online this week. Some system builds related to Microsoft's USB, storage and Wi-Fi drives were posted to Beta Archive's FTP site, and the Redmond giant has confirmed that the code, which is part of its Shared Source Kit, is authentic. According to The Register's initial report, the data uploaded to the Beta Archive was 32TB in size. However, a counter-report by The Verge suggested that the leak was smaller in size and that much of the data had been made available. The Register also updated its report with a statement provided by Beta Archive, saying that the source code has been removed. The site added it was not pressured by Microsoft to remove the code. However, it's unclear how many have already downloaded the data. According to a Beta Archive statement received by The Verge, the source code leaked was in fact only 1.2GB in size and was voluntarily removed by the site. In a statement to The Verge, a Microsoft spokesperson says the entire source code was not stolen, "Our review confirms that these files are actually a portion of the source code from the Shared Source Initiative and is used by OEMs and partners." The Shared Source Kit is shared with Microsoft's partners, enterprises and licensees through the Shared Source initiative. Apart from this, Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile Adaption Kit, Windows 10 Creators Update builds, and some ARM-based versions of Windows 10, were also reportedly included in the leak. Furthermore, the leak comes ahead of reports that two men in the UK were arrested over unauthorised access to Microsoft's network. According the the report, the two men collected confidential Windows 10 builds, but it is unknown as to whether the two cases are linked. While the leak is now deemed as minor, it is still substantial in that the source code could provide information for security vulnerabilities, which could be used to hack Windows systems around the world. This is something Microsoft would want to avoid post the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks.

Windows 10 Source Code Leak Confirmed by Microsoft; Data Removed by Beta Archive

Windows 10 Source Code Leak Confirmed by Microsoft; Data Removed by Beta Archive Microsoft has found itself in an embarrassing position once again with reports that a massive trove of Windows 10...
Intel to Collaborate With Israel's Team8, Illusive on Cyber-Security

Intel to Collaborate With Israel’s Team8, Illusive on Cyber-Security

Intel to Collaborate With Israel's Team8, Illusive on Cyber-Security Intel has joined Team8, an Israeli creator of cyber-security startups, as a strategic partner and will help with the formation of companies that...

Microsoft Admits Windows Can Disable Third-Party Antivirus Software Under Certain Conditions

Microsoft Admits Windows Can Disable Third-Party Antivirus Software Under Certain Conditions

Microsoft Admits Windows Can Disable Third-Party Antivirus Software Under Certain Conditions After coming under antitrust fire from Kaspersky in the wake of the WannaCry ransomware, Microsoft has attempted to clear the air...
Windows 10 Creators Update's Final Build Said to Be Available for Download

Windows 10 Creators Update’s Final Build Said to Be Available for Download

Windows 10 Creators Update's Final Build Said to Be Available for Download Microsoft's expected to release the Windows 10 Creators Update soon, as early as next month. Now, a new report indicates...

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Nokia 6 first impressions: not a gamechanger, but a good start

Nokia 6 first impressions: not a gamechanger, but a good start There was plenty of hype surrounding the launch of the Nokia 6 – after...