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Computing, Operating Systems, Software & Applications

Android to Support Rust Programming Language to Prevent Memory Flaws

April 7, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Google on Tuesday announced that its open source version of the Android operating system will add support for Rust programming language in a bid to prevent memory safety bugs. To that end, the company has been building parts of the […]


Computing, Cybersecurity, Operating Systems, Security

New Bugs Could Let Hackers Bypass Spectre Attack Mitigations On Linux Systems

March 29, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers on Monday disclosed two new vulnerabilities in Linux-based operating systems that, if successfully exploited, could let attackers circumvent mitigations for speculative attacks such as Spectre and obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. Discovered by Piotr Krysiuk of Symantec’s […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Windows 10 is getting new File Explorer icons as part of a visual overhaul

March 24, 2021

Via: The Verge

Microsoft is giving the File Explorer inside Windows 10 a visual overhaul with new icons. The software giant has started rolling out a test build of Windows 10 that includes changes to the system icons you’ll find in File Explorer, […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Microsoft will remove some Windows 10 bloatware from fresh installs in an upcoming update

March 16, 2021

Via: TechSpot

This means that post-Sun Valley, any time you reinstall Windows 10 on your computer or install it for the first time on a different device, you’ll no longer see 3D Viewer and Paint 3D in the list of pre-installed apps. […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Latest Windows 10 update is causing BSOD crashes

March 10, 2021

Via: TechSpot

As reported by Windows Latest, Windows 10 KB5000802 (March 2021) is an automatic security update, meaning some users didn’t have a choice whether to download/install it and risk BSODs. The problem is also present in the KB5000808 update for those […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Future Windows 10 update will reportedly add floating Start Menu and rounded corners

February 15, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Windows Latest writes that Sun Valley has been in the works since last year and will introduce a “sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows,” including a new interface that takes full advantage of Microsoft’s Fluent Design and WinUI language. One of […]


Computing, Operating Systems, Software & Applications

Microsoft finally patches Windows Defender bug after more than a decade

February 12, 2021

Via: Techradar

Microsoft has finally patched a security flaw affecting its Microsoft Defender antivirus program (formerly Windows Defender), that has remained undetected for 12 years. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2021-24092, affects devices old enough to still be running Windows 7, all the […]


Computing, Hacking, Operating Systems, Security

This Linux malware uses open source software to hide its malicious processes

January 28, 2021

Via: Techradar

Security researchers have discovered that a notorious threat group has upgraded its arsenal with a new tool that enable its malware to avoid detection in Linux. Researchers at AT&T’s Alien Labs report that the TeamTNT cybercrime group, known for its […]


Computing, Operating Systems, Software & Applications

Microsoft paves the way to Windows APIs

January 26, 2021

Via: Info World

Microsoft with its Win32 Metadata project is looking to make Windows APIs more accessible to more languages, by producing metadata for the APIs. Languages such as Rust, C#, and C++ are early beneficiaries of this project. The Win32 Metadata project, […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Windows 10 update fixes bug preventing users restoring to factory settings

January 15, 2021

Via: Techradar

Microsoft has patched a bug that was causing errors for some Windows 10 users when they attempted to restore their device to its factory settings. The fix was bundled in with a host of other updates as part of the […]