Windows 11 Can Run Android Apps, Requires Camera After 2023

Microsoft has announced neat new features that refreshes the user experience of Windows 11, and the ability to run Android apps directly on the OS. These UI improvements reflect on Microsoft’s past of leading the way towards user friendliness and making computers consumer-friendly. The OS has centered the start menu/taskbar and also supports split screen…

Windows 10 on a phone and laptop.

Microsoft Accidentally Signs Malware-Infected Driver

Microsoft has accidentally signed a driver called Netfilter, which contains malware and is distributed within gaming environments. Cybersecurity researchers have been tracing the malware and its activities and found that it communicates with Chinese command and control (C2) IP addresses. That type of malware is called a rootkit, which means that it is programmed to…

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Microsoft Will Release Their Compression Algorithm’s Source Code

Microsoft has open-sourced the Project Zipline data compression technology used in their Azure cloud services. Project Zipline is capable of compressing datasets with up to two times the compression ratio of the Zlib-L4 64KB model. At a time when the scale of data collection and storage has increased, the need for strong data compression is…

Keylogger rendition (security threat)

Microsoft Advises Users To Stop Using Internet Explorer

The Internet Explorer web browser has been discontinued for some time. However, some businesses are still using it. Microsoft commented on their blog stating that there is a cost (‘technical debt’) associated with using outdated software. There are multiple issues associated with using outdated technology, but in many cases it can work just fine. In…