WINS bug patch for Windows Servers

On contrary to the gigantic updates on the previous Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released only 2 critical updates this month – one of the lightest Patch Tuesdays in recent years.

What seems interesting here is the fix for Windows Internet Name Service, which allows the NETBIOS devices to communicate on the network. As per the bulletin MS11-035, the flaw in WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) enables

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Ransomware: Trojan asks to reactivate Windows

A new mutation of ransomware, which asks for reactivation of Windows, has been reported by F-secure. The user gets a blue screen, saying that the Windows license has been locked. The message screen exactly looks like the Windows screen during installation of OS. There is even a Windows logo on the top-right corner of the screen, to make the message look authentic.

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Emerging Malware Trends: Ransomware

The mutation of malware is happening very rapidly where new types of techniques are evolving to raise money for hackers. Ransomware is a mutation of scareware, where the hacker hijacks a PC by encrypting all its files and demands ransom to unlock or decrypt the files. The infected PC may not send spam mails or track sensitive information for its creator. It is worse than that.

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Windows 7 Search – a Blunder of Microsoft

The major factor that makes Microsoft win over Linux or Unix in OS wars, is its ease in usability. Windows has made operating computer an easy thing even for a non-techie. The reason why we still bear the vulnerabilities in Windows and Microsoft’s overwhelming patches without complaining, is definitely that you cannot get an alternative for an easily operatable OS as Windows.

However, after Windows XP

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Most Dangerous Activities to Avoid Online

The Internet today is filled with huge amount of malware activities and one small mistake can make you fall prey to them. These mistakes often end up in infection of the PC or exploit online accounts (bank accounts, credit cards, etc.) of the user. The activities you need to avoid online are as follows:

Not dealing seriously with passwords
Everyone knows that passwords are important. Yet

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Emerging Malware Trends: Smartphone Malware

Ever since the mobile phones have included web browsing technologies, they were a major hit among users. The latest smartphones have even put mobile users a step ahead with exclusive features like online shopping, downloading, video streaming, social networking, mobile applications, email, and even document editing and sharing.

Recently, a report (by Conductor) said that smartphone ownership increased roughly 58% during the year 2010

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Added IE9 Features and What They Mean for Users?

IE9 got released on 14 Mar’ 2011 at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Microsoft announces that IE9 as not only fastest, most standards-compliant version of IE yet, but also as one that can stand up and compete on features and looks with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and the Opera browser. Few interesting features of IE9 stands as follows:

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