We bid farewell to Microsoft support for Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP2 this month.
The complex security systems we live with today that protect us from malicious Internet attacks have their roots in these two venerable operating systems.
These days, even online security experts can get burned by identity thieves who strike at popular online services.
A recent attack on an iTunes account dramatically points at the need to regularly change passwords and manage online billing info.
Apple usually has relatively pain-free updates, but the latest iPhone operating system, iOS4, is causing headaches.
The phones most affected are those connecting to Microsoft Exchange servers, but those synching with Gmail also have problems.
While many of you are still digging out from June patches, there’s more .NET updates in your future.
I’m about to yell “uncle!” when it comes to .NET, and I’m sure many of you are as well. Microsoft is releasing updates for .NET 3.5 at the same time it’s bringing out version 4.0.
Microsoft released a slew of fixes for Internet Explorer, Excel, and ActiveX — mostly for threats that are more possibilities than reality.
Excel gets the most patches, but there are critical updates to Adobe and Apple products, too. For a list of the most-recent Microsoft June security updates, check out the MS security summary.
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.
From the e-mail received after May’s Patch Tuesday, it’s obvious that Windows Mail is still extremely popular with Windows 7 users.
So I’m revisiting the patch described in Microsoft Support article MS10-031 and giving more details on exactly how to get the Mail you want on Windows 7.
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.
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.