Problems with Surface Pro 4/Surface Book firmware update

Problems with Surface Pro 4/Surface Book firmware update

Microsoft releases new round of firmware and driver updates for the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. There’s no documentation and plenty of complaints.

07/24/17

Where are the fixes to the botched Outlook security patches?

Where are the fixes to the botched Outlook security patches?

After a series of pushed-then-pulled buggy fixes to the admittedly buggy Microsoft Outlook patches on June 13, we’re still waiting for updated versions.

07/21/17

More June security patch bugs: You can patch an IE flaw, CVE-2017-8529, or print inside iFrames—but not both

More June security patch bugs: You can patch an IE flaw, CVE-2017-8529, or print inside iFrames—but not both

The latest IE patching conundrum deals with a bug in the June patches that broke the ability to print in iFrames. Automatic Update flops between one choice and the other.

07/19/17

Microsoft yanks bad Outlook patches of patches KB 3191849, 3213654, 401042

Microsoft yanks bad Outlook patches of patches KB 3191849, 3213654, 401042

If you have Auto Update turned on, the Outlook patches are still doing their dirty work.

07/15/17

Driver fix for Surface Pro 2017 hibernation seems to work; now, about that backlight bleed

Driver fix for Surface Pro 2017 hibernation seems to work; now, about that backlight bleed

Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro appears to have kicked the narcolepsy problem, but many customers still aren’t happy.

07/15/17

With Patch Tuesday imminent, make sure you have Automatic Update turned off

With Patch Tuesday imminent, make sure you have Automatic Update turned off

You have to patch sooner or later, but there’s no reason to directly expose your machine to malformed missives from Microsoft.

07/10/17

New Surface Pro 2017 shuts off unexpectedly? Return it while you can

New Surface Pro 2017 shuts off unexpectedly? Return it while you can

Another Microsoft lemon? Surface Pro expert Barb Bowman recommends that those affected by random shutdowns send the machine back.

07/07/17

Microsoft releases 15 Office patches for July, but some June bugs still stink

Microsoft releases 15 Office patches for July, but some June bugs still stink

An embarrassing Office 2010 fix—KB 4011042—doesn’t make the main listing in Microsoft's July patches.

07/06/17

There's a reason Microsoft is patching Windows XP again this month

There's a reason Microsoft is patching Windows XP again this month

Patch Tuesday brings a large dose of fixes, including updates for XP, Server 2003, Vista and Win8, covering the NSA-linked CVE-2017-8543 "wormable" vulnerability

06/13/17

Shadow Brokers threaten to release even more NSA-sourced malware

Shadow Brokers threaten to release even more NSA-sourced malware

The hacking group claims it will launch in June a subscription-based monthly dump of compromised data

05/16/17

How to make sure your Windows PC won't get hit by ransomware like WannaCry

How to make sure your Windows PC won't get hit by ransomware like WannaCry

Microsoft has released MS17-010 and other patches to block worms like WannaCry. Here are the key details

05/15/17

FAQ: Are you in danger from the WannaCry ransomware?

FAQ: Are you in danger from the WannaCry ransomware?

WannaCry took down wide swaths of the internet over the weekend, then disappeared. Here’s what you need to know, without the hype

05/15/17

HP computer owners: Check for the MicTray Conexant keylogger

HP computer owners: Check for the MicTray Conexant keylogger

The Conexant audio driver logs all keystrokes on certain HP machines and publishes them to a file in the Public folder

05/11/17

Microsoft's latest patches bring many Windows and Office fixes and lots of confusion

Microsoft's latest patches bring many Windows and Office fixes and lots of confusion

With Microsoft offering 243 security patches and a mass of nonsecurity updates, the clamor for patching clarity continues

05/09/17

Here's how to check if your PC got Microsoft's fix for Windows Defender bug

Here's how to check if your PC got Microsoft's fix for Windows Defender bug

Security researcher Tavis Ormandy, one of Microsoft’s biggest critics, praises Microsoft for its rapid response to a newly discovered security hole

05/09/17

Get ready for Patch Tuesday: Block Windows Update and ignore KB 3008923

Get ready for Patch Tuesday: Block Windows Update and ignore KB 3008923

A long-obsolete December 2014-era IE update is again on offer in an apparent breakdown of the supersedence chain

05/08/17

Microsoft has reissued KB 3150513 snooping patch twice this month

Microsoft has reissued KB 3150513 snooping patch twice this month

Microsoft is refining its telemetry to better determine when your Windows PC can be automatically upgraded

05/08/17

Status report: Windows 10 Creators Update at one month old

Status report: Windows 10 Creators Update at one month old

The pace of patching is slower than with Anniversary Update, and there have been bugs galore but no showstopping failures

05/05/17

Microsoft pulls botched Office 2010 nonsecurity patch KB 3128031

Microsoft pulls botched Office 2010 nonsecurity patch KB 3128031

Mysterious VBA error apparently to blame -- but no confirmation from Microsoft

05/04/17

Not a bug: Outlook Forms run VBScript even when macros are disabled

Not a bug: Outlook Forms run VBScript even when macros are disabled

But that 'vulnerability' in Outlook can’t readily be exploited, making the possibility of any real-world infection slim

05/03/17

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