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Microsoft kills off the Cortana app for Android and iOS
2021-03-31 21:02

Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana was first unveiled with Windows Phones, and it was later introduced on Android and iOS. Microsoft had even offered Cortana in its Microsoft Launcher, but they decided to remove all the consumer-centric integrations after focusing instead on enterprise customers. Due to this, Microsoft Cortana for Android and iOS never took off with mobile users.

Hands on with Cortana's new file finder feature on Windows 10
2020-12-06 16:13

Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana was first unveiled with Windows Phones and it is now included in all versions of Windows 10. Cortana is evolving, and it's here to stay, but it's no secret that many users aren't really big fans of Cortana after consumer-centric features were removed in May 2020 Update.

Microsoft Cortana Flaw Allows Web Browsing on Locked PCs
2018-08-15 20:42

The tricky Cortana flaw, CVE-2018-8253, was addressed by Microsoft during Patch Tuesday.

Cortana Flaw Allowed Takeover of Locked Windows 10 Device
2018-08-09 14:24

A flaw in Cortana allowed researchers to take over a locked Windows machine and execute arbitrary code.

Cortana Flaw Allows for Code Execution from Lock Screen
2018-06-14 15:43

One of the vulnerabilities Microsoft addressed with the June 2018 security patches was a flaw in Cortana that could allow an attacker to elevate privileges and execute code from the lock screen. read more

“Hey, Cortana, did Patch Tuesday fix a serious lock screen bug?”
2018-06-14 13:12

This month's Update Tuesday includes fixes for 50 high-impact vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows.

Cortana Software Could Help Anyone Unlock Your Windows 10 Computer
2018-06-13 14:48

Cortana, an artificial intelligence-based smart assistant that Microsoft has built into every version of Windows 10, could help attackers unlock your system password. With its latest patch Tuesday...

June Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Issues Fixes for DNS, Cortana
2018-06-12 21:36

One of the most serious issues is a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows DNS, which could allow an attacker to take full control of the targeted machine.

Cortana Can Expose Enterprises to Attacks, Researchers Warn
2018-03-08 18:01

Malicious actors may be able to abuse voice-based virtual assistants to hack into enterprise systems and researchers proved it through an attack that targets Microsoft Cortana. read more

Locked Windows machines can be compromised through Cortana
2018-03-07 20:45

Compromising locked Windows computers that have the Cortana voice-activated virtual assistant enabled is relatively easy – or it was until Microsoft made a simple tweak. The attack The discovery...