Microsoft predicts attacks within 30 days, targeting a hole plugged by this month’s most-important Windows update.
The patch for this vulnerability is rated “Critical” for all client versions of Windows and for most server editions as well.
As described at the Black Hat DC 2010 conference, the exploit is able to convert an encrypted https session into an unencrypted http session; and that’s just for openers.
A little Registry maintenance and tweaking can make your system boot faster.
In fact, free Registry tools can improve all your system’s phases: startup, shutdown, and everything in between.
Working the 9-to-5 office drill can drive you a little batty — unless you look for ways to liven things up a bit. Just don’t take it too far.
Microsoft’s Web site often bears end-user license agreements (EULAs) that differ from the ones displayed to users during software installation, as described in a Feb. 4
by WS senior editor Woody Leonhard.
Whatever your feelings about EULAs in general, the idea that a EULA might change after that fact sparked a lively discussion among members of the Windows Secrets Lounge.
Most standard Windows maintenance tasks can be accomplished using the utilities included with the OS itself — but that doesn’t mean those tools are your best option.
Whether you’re looking for an easier way to browse the image files in a folder, create a restore point, revert to XP’s Classic Start Menu, or customize your file associations, there’s a (free) app for that.