Microsoft is pleased to announce the final release of the security configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 version 1903 (a.k.a., “19H1”), and for Windows Server version 1903.Continue reading
A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog article about setting up Monit monitoring on an Ubuntu VM on Hyper-V. Now it’s time to do the same, but then in Windows Subsystem for Linux, or WSL. So, without further ado, here is how to install and configure Monit monitoring in Windows 10 WSL.Continue reading
Since WannaCry and Petya ransomware were spreading through Windows systems in 2017, it’s recommended to have Server Message Block version 1 (SMBv1) disabled in Windows clients and Windows Server. Now SMBv1 is not installed by default in Windows 10 1709 and Windows Server, version 1709 and later, but how can you be sure it is disabled in older Windows versions? Easy, use PowerShell.Continue reading
On a newly installed workstation or server, you might encountered the following subversion error when you commit a change:Continue reading
What’s next for Windows 10 and Windows Server quality updates
Microsoft’ll be bringing a new design for quality updates to the next major versions of Windows 10 and Windows Server, coming later this year, Maliha Qureshi writes. This design creates a compact update package for easier and faster deployment.Continue reading
There is another VERY IMPORTANT THING with Microsoft Meltdown patches like update KB4056892: –
Customers will not receive these security updates and will not be protected from security vulnerabilities unless their anti-virus software vendor sets the following registry key:
Disable SMBv1 to prevent prevent Petya / NotPetya, WannaCry / WanaCrypt0r ransomware spreading through your network. These worm viruses exploit a vulnerability in Windows Server Message Block (SMB) version 1 (SMBv1), and spread like wildfire. It is urged you disable SMBv1 in your Windows variant (Windows 10, 8.1, Server 2016, 2012 R2), and here is how if you haven’t done so yet.Continue reading
Andrew Douma, a vendor-neutral consultant, writes in Penetration Testers’ Guide to Windows 10 Privacy & Security:
Last weekend I had to update my girlfriends laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Some might say, an easy task. Well, it wasn’t. After downloading the Windows 10 update through Windows Update, Windows Update returned errors
0xc190010b, even using the Windows 10 media creation tool. And as always there are many reasons for these errors. In this short post, I’ll provide some possible solutions and tips.
PC retrogaming how-to for 64-bit Windows – and Linux!
We all love old games. Here is how to play old games on Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 using DOSBox. Classic games that are worth your time!Continue reading
Or at least, rethink it through before buying one…
This is personal rant towards #Acer, with an advice undertone: really, really investigate the computer or laptop you want to purchase, because you might get an unhappy surprise later, that the laptop doesn’t meet your expectations.Continue reading