Category Archives: Windows 8

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

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

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

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