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Chinese backdoor malware resurfaces after more than a decade

The malware affects Windows 7 and up to Windows 8.1, the researchers confirmed.

Security researchers found a sophisticated remote access trojan that has resurfaced after more than a decade since it was first released… 337 more words


Network Throttling Index

Did you know that Windows implements a network throttling mechanism that will restrict and slow network traffic when regular (not multimedia) traffic is transferred?

This traffic can be around 10ish packets per ms which is just over 100 megabits per second.    51 more words


Keep DNS services running well on your computer

If you enter ipconfig /displaydns at a command prompt you’ll see that Windows stores successful and unsuccessful name resolutions in cache.  By default, Windows will store this cache for 24 hours.  47 more words


Extra registry settings? Need access to old group policy settings?

Ever seen extra registry settings in your group policy manager console?

This most likely came when you updated your ADMX templates with new Windows 10 templates, but no worries your settings are not lost! 601 more words

Windows 10

The Register: Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

The Register: Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold. “Microsoft is silently patching security bugs in Windows 10, and not immediately rolling out the same updates to Windows 7 and 8, potentially leaving hundreds of millions of computers at risk of attack. 59 more words

Security & Legal Issues

Upgrading to the MCSA Windows 10 and announcing the retirement of Windows 7 exams

Hi, can I still upgrade from windows 8.1 to MCSA 10, by taking 70-697?

While researching this reader’s question, I went to the Microsoft certification site and discovered that the MCSA: Windows 8/8.1 was no longer listed anywhere on the site, including in the retired certifications list.

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