Change my password? AGAIN?

Change my password? AGAIN?

It’s not unusual for companies to require password changes routinely. But that doesn’t do as much for security as most people think; multi-factor authentication is a better option.

In a time of war, it’s important to stay secure

In a time of war, it’s important to stay secure

With the Russia-Ukraine conflict under way, cyberattacks are likely to emerge. That's why it's important to take steps now to make sure your hardware is secure.

No, Microsoft, don’t require an account to set up Windows 11

No, Microsoft, don’t require an account to set up Windows 11

A recent preview build of Windows 11 makes an unwelcome change: it mandates a Microsoft account when installing even Windows 11 Professional. But not everyone wants or needs an account.

The Windows 11 feedback loop — what do users want most?

The Windows 11 feedback loop — what do users want most?

Microsoft says it wants users to weigh in with requests, suggestions, and advice using the built-in Feedback hub. But is that any way to really get Microsoft’s attention?

The Windows 11 ‘push,’ revisited

The Windows 11 ‘push,’ revisited

Some users still complain that their PCs are being unexpectedly upgraded to Windows 11 without their consent. It’s hard to know exactly what’s going on, but there are ways to avoid the move.

The basics of patching and repairing balky Windows PCs

The basics of patching and repairing balky Windows PCs

When your Windows machine starts acting up, there are some simple ways to get things back on track.

VPNs and browsers — staying secure while online

VPNs and browsers — staying secure while online

There’s been a growing focus on the use of VPNs for routine surfing. But browser choice, search engine selection, and third-party tools are at least as important for online security.

20 years after Gates’ call for trustworthy computing, we’re still not there

20 years after Gates’ call for trustworthy computing, we’re still not there

Then-Microsoft CEO Bill Gates spelled out what his company needed to do to build in better security two decades ago. And yet….

Windows security in ’22 — you need more than just antivirus software

Windows security in ’22 — you need more than just antivirus software

Antivirus software is useful, but sometimes can cause more trouble than it's worth. To be really secure, Windows users have to do more.

New Windows 11 device? Want to downgrade to 10? You've got options

New Windows 11 device? Want to downgrade to 10? You've got options

If you wound up with a new Windows 11 laptop or desktop over the holidays, but want to run Windows 10 anyway, there are ways to make that happen.

What’s all the fuss with Log4j2?

What’s all the fuss with Log4j2?

As companies scramble to determine whether they're vulnerable to the Log4j2 flaw, SMBs may not have the resources to do so themselves. Here's what you can do.

After a rocky year for patching, a look ahead to ‘22

After a rocky year for patching, a look ahead to ‘22

If 2021 was all about ongoing patch issues with Windows 10 — and the arrival of Windows 11 — 2022 might be the year those issues become at least manageable.

A look at Microsoft's patches and fixes in 2021 — the year of change

A look at Microsoft's patches and fixes in 2021 — the year of change

This year saw the (planned) end of Windows 10, the birth of Windows 11, a new version of Edge, a plethora of patches — and not a few spillover effects from them. It wasn't your typical year for Microsoft.

How to get more out of Edge (and bolster its security)

How to get more out of Edge (and bolster its security)

By tweaking a few important settings in Microsoft's browser, you can ensure your online surfing is more secure.

Will the shift to Windows 11 mean more e-waste?

Will the shift to Windows 11 mean more e-waste?

Because the move to Windows 11 is likely to force users to buy new hardware, a lot of older computers may wind up in the trash — worsening environmental issues for everyone.

Windows 10 21H2, the bashful one, arrives

Windows 10 21H2, the bashful one, arrives

While the newest version of Windows 10 has arrived as promised, don't rush to install it. Think of this as the best time to see what your PCs are running already, then plan ahead.

What’s past is prologue: When code-signing in Windows 11 goes bad

What’s past is prologue: When code-signing in Windows 11 goes bad

Eighteen years ago, a code-signing issue with Small Business Server 2003 caused problems for early installations. Last week, a similar problem has cropped up in Windows 11.

Is Microsoft getting pushy with Windows 11?

Is Microsoft getting pushy with Windows 11?

Windows 11 isn't supposed to just magically (or mysteriously) install itself on a Windows 10 PC. But some users keep saying that's what happened. Hmm.

How to get rid of Windows 11 (and roll back to Windows 10)

How to get rid of Windows 11 (and roll back to Windows 10)

If you’ve tried Windows 11 and for some reason want to go back to its predecessor, timing is key. The clock begins ticking as soon as you move to Windows 11. Here’s what to do.

Just who is Windows 11 for, anyway?

Just who is Windows 11 for, anyway?

Although it’s being marketed to consumers, Windows 11 is really about helping businesses protect sensitive data.

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