Vulnerability title (Microsoft): Trusted Boot Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability

Vulnerability title (Microsoft): Trusted Boot Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability CVE: CVE-2015-2552 Vendor: Microsoft Product: Windows NT series 8.0+ Affected versions: See “systems affected”. Reported by: “Myria” Vulnerability Summary: ===================== An attacker with administrative access to a Windows machine with UEFI Secure Boot enabled may bypass code signing policy checks by putting intentionally- malformed configuration options in the boot configuration database …

Certain Windows updates in Windows 10 deliver extra “options” for telemetry on your machine.

For a guide on how to disable several telemetry options already, visit this website: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/windows-10-doesnt-offer-much-privacy-by-default-heres-how-to-fix-it/ Another resource is available at: https://fix10.isleaked.com/ Certain Windows updates in Windows 10 deliver extra “options” for telemetry on your machine. It is advisable to uninstall them: http://www.kernelmode.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4001 For additional privacy, you can add these entries to your hosts file, which is located in: C:Windowssystem32driversetc You …

Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is Microsoft’s free anti-virus software. It is designed to protect against malware and viruses on Windows XP, Vista, and 7, but in Windows 8 it has been discontinued and merged with Windows Defender. In truth MSE has never been a robust anti-virus, receiving widespread criticism for covering the basics of malware protection and nothing more; we …

Is Your Windows 8 Computer Having Trouble Keeping the Correct Time?

Right click on the clock icon in the bottom right corner of your Windows 8 screen. When the options menu pops up, select ‘Adjust date / time.’ A new window will then appear. Click on the ‘Internet Time’ tab and then click ‘Change settings.’ From the next screen you can select the option ‘Synchronize with an Internet time server.’ Once …

Lock The Screen Image

If you share a Windows 8 PC with others and don’t want them messing with the lock screen image, you can lock it so that it can’t be changed. To do it, though, you’re going to have to get down and dirty by editing the Registry. When you’re on the Start screen, type REGEDIT, click Apps on the right-hand side …