Trying to consume less energy in a home office by putting workstations to sleep automatically seemed like the right thing to do.
But when two Windows 7 PCs developed insomnia, returning them to a greener state let me discover some interesting tricks and tips.
For anyone using a Microsoft e-mail client, checking e-mail while at the coffee bar could be hazardous to your PC.
The familiar remote-code execution threat behind so many of the recent hacker attacks now targets users of Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Windows Live Mail.
Your office PC is miles away, when suddenly you realize you forgot that all-important file — what to do?
Luckily, there are free tools (including one possibly residing in Windows) that give you remote access — or even full-scale remote control — of your PC, as if you were sitting right in front of it.
Digitally signed software is a system designed to build trust in the applications you install on a PC.
Most of us don’t think twice about installing digitally signed software, but we should — now that malware has made this system less trustworthy.
It’s no April Fool joke: Microsoft released an emergency Internet Explorer patch to plug holes in its beleaguered browser.
This is a patch you’ll want to apply as soon as you can.
One of the top draws at CanSecWest, the highly regarded Canadian security conference, is the break-the-browser contest known as Pwn2Own.
So can it be coincidence that Apple, Google, and Mozilla updated their browsers just days before the contest?
Microsoft’s support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 and the orginal version of Vista is ending soon.
If you haven’t upgraded to Windows XP SP3 or Vista SP1 or SP2, now is the time to do so.
The most important news this Patch Tuesday was not about a new patch, but the lack of one.
Microsoft announced that it is investigating public reports of a new security threat to Internet Explorer 6 and 7. No IE patch came with the advisory, but the company did include a workaround.
A collision between one of Microsoft’s recent Windows security patches and the rootkit Alureon is giving some PC users the infamous “Blue Screen of Death.”
I previously advised you not to install Microsoft’s security patch MS10-015 until I looked into it in more detail, but now I’m ready to give you the all-clear — with caveats.