Google's Project Zero reveals security flaw in Windows 10 S after Microsoft fails to fix it dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-20 17:08:20

Details of a security flaw in Windows 10 S have been revealed by Google's Project Zero after Microsoft failed to issue a patch within the 90-day disclosure deadline. The "WLDP CLSID policy .NET COM Instantiation UMCI Bypass" vulnerability is described as being of medium severity, and it allows for the execution of arbitrary code on systems with Device Guard enabled. See also: Microsoft reveals...

Facebook sneakily shifts data of 1.5 billion users away from Europe and GDPR dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-20 13:23:09

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the spotlight of privacy has been firmly on Facebook. The social network has made numerous promises about offering greater privacy controls to users, and after fears that Europe would end up with greater controls because of GDPR, Facebook then revealed similar tools will be rolled out around the world. Just a few days ago, the company gave a little more...

Mac users, you can now add Windows Defender Browser Protection to Google Chrome dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-18 18:39:22

People are becoming rather wary of the security they trust, particularly after the recent bad press. With this in mind, we’ve noted that a few people are deciding to stick with Windows Defender, which is built into Windows 10. Sadly for Mac users, if you want anti-malware software, you need to rely on a third party and one of the many brands. Or you could just download from the official...

Intel Accelerated Memory Scanning offloads malware scanning to GPUs to boost performance dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-17 17:38:56

The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities really focused people's attention on the security of processors, and Intel has been at pains to convince users that it takes security seriously. With this in mind, the company has now announced a new Threat Detection Technology which introduces two new malware-fighting techniques. Accelerated Memory Scanning offloads malware scanning to GPUs, taking the...

VisionTek VT1000 Universal Dual Display USB 3.0 Dock [Review] dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-15 22:31:17

If your laptop has Thunderbolt 3 -- and you want to connect it to a keyboard, mouse, and display -- a TB3 dock is a worthwhile investment. This allows you to both charge and connect your peripherals with a single cable. Don't have Thunderbolt 3? That's OK -- you can still utilize a USB dock. While it won't charge your machine, it will still offer much convenience. While my MacBook Pro has...

Microsoft Windows 10 gains Linux/WSL Console copy and paste functionality dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-14 13:26:50

For better or worse, the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) initiative seems to be moving full steam ahead. There are some very respectable distributions available in the Microsoft Store, such as Debian, Ubuntu, and Kali to name a few. Not to mention, Microsoft is trying to encourage even more maintainers to submit their distros with a new tool. Apparently, some Windows 10 users have been...

Android P could be Android Popsicle dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-13 19:26:13

Given the order of the alphabet, it came at no surprise that the name of the successor to Android Oreo was going start with the letter P. Until now it has simply been referred to as Android P, but now Google may have given away what the full name will be. Over on Instagram, Google shared a series of images which were designed to be screengrabbed and used as wallpapers -- something which has become...

Microsoft releases Project Honolulu as Windows Admin Center dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-13 15:11:57

It has been a while since Microsoft first mentioned Project Honolulu, and several months down the line it has now been released. Hitting general availability sees Microsoft officially revealing the name: Windows Admin Center. There have already been several previews of Project Honolulu/Windows Admin Center, but now Microsoft will start the big push to encourage sysadmins to use it to manage their...

It looks like there will be a new RTM build of Windows 10 as build 17134 is discovered dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-12 19:06:53

It had been thought that Build 17133 that rolled out to Windows Insiders was the RTM version of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. But with the discovery of a bug in this build, it seems that this will not be the one that rolls out to everyone. Yesterday we reported about a "blocking bug" that looks set to delay the release of the next big update to Windows, and now it seems that there will be at...

UK hit Islamic State with 'major offensive cyber-campaign' dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-12 16:14:15

The UK surveillance agency, GCHQ, has revealed that it launched cyberattacks on Islamic State. Speaking at the Cyber UK conference, GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming said that it had launched a "major offensive cyber-campaign" against the group. He said that the attacks helped to stem the output of message from Islamic State (or Daesh) online. While Flemming said that a lot of the operation was "too...