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Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 21H2 in November
2021-10-21 17:52

Microsoft is preparing Windows 10 21H2, the next Windows 10 version, for a November 2021 release and is now rolling it out to all Windows Insiders in the Release Preview Channel. The Windows 10 21H2 feature update is offered as an optional update through the "Seeker" experience in Windows Update to Insiders who go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.

Microsoft fixes Windows 10 auth issue impacting Remote Desktop
2021-10-18 12:48

Microsoft has fixed a known Windows 10 issue causing smartcard authentication to fail when trying to connect using Remote Desktop after installing the cumulative updates released during last month's Patch Tuesday. Microsoft has already rolled out a fix to address this issue via the Known Issue Rollback feature to affected Windows 10 devices.

Windows 10, Linux, iOS, Chrome and Many Others at Hacked Tianfu Cup 2021
2021-10-17 23:50

Windows 10, iOS 15, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Ubuntu 20 were successfully broken into using original, never-before-seen exploits at the Tianfu Cup 2021, the fourth edition of the international cybersecurity contest held in the city of Chengdu, China. The Chinese version of Pwn2Own was started in 2018 in the wake of government regulation in the country that barred security researchers from participating in international hacking competitions because of national security concerns.

New Windows 10 KB5006670 update breaks network printing
2021-10-15 16:13

Windows 10 users and administrators report widescale network printing issues after installing the KB5006670 cumulative update and other updates released this week. Since installing the KB5006670 update, users are reporting that they cannot print to network print servers, with some users receiving 0x00000709 or 'Element not found' errors when attempting to print.

Windows 10 updates KB5006670 & KB5006667 released
2021-10-12 17:40

The October 2021 Patch Update is now rolling out and Microsoft has published cumulative updates KB5006670 for recent versions of Windows 10. The update is now rolling out via Windows Update, WSUS, and the Microsoft Update Catalog with numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Windows 11 bug reverts users back to the Windows 10 taskbar
2021-10-06 20:43

Windows 11 users report a strange upgrade experience where the operating system continues to show the Windows 10 taskbar, while everything else uses the new Windows 11 user interface. After upgrading to Windows 11, some users have reported bizarre [1, 2] results where the new operating system becomes a hybrid of Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Windows 11 upgrades show Windows 10 Start Menu for some users
2021-10-06 20:43

Windows 11 users report a strange upgrade experience where the operating system continues to show the Windows 10 taskbar, while everything else uses the new Windows 11 user interface. After upgrading to Windows 11, some users have reported bizarre [1, 2] results where the new operating system becomes a hybrid of Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Chinese Hackers Used a New Rootkit to Spy on Targeted Windows 10 Users
2021-10-04 05:54

A formerly unknown Chinese-speaking threat actor has been linked to a long-standing evasive operation aimed at South East Asian targets as far back as July 2020 to deploy a kernel-mode rootkit on compromised Windows systems. Attacks mounted by the hacking group, dubbed GhostEmperor by Kaspersky, are also said to have used a "Sophisticated multi-stage malware framework" that allows for providing persistence and remote control over the targeted hosts.

Windows 10 KB5005611 update fixes Microsoft Outlook issues
2021-09-30 22:04

Microsoft has released the optional KB5005611 Preview cumulative update for Windows 10 2004, Windows 10 20H2, and Windows 10 21H1. This update fixes bugs in Microsoft Outlook and makes it easier to mitigate the PrintNightmare vulnerability. This cumulative update is part of Microsoft's September 2021 monthly "C" update, allowing Windows users to test the upcoming fixes before they are automatically deployed in the forthcoming October 2021 Patch Tuesday.

GhostEmperor hackers use new Windows 10 rootkit in attacks
2021-09-30 17:34

Chinese-speaking cyberspies have targeted Southeast Asian governmental entities and telecommunication companies for more than a year, backdooring systems running the latest Windows 10 versions with a newly discovered rootkit. The hacking group, dubbed GhostEmperor by Kaspersky researchers who spotted it, use the Demodex rootkit, which acts as a backdoor to maintain persistence on compromised servers.