Details of a zero-day vulnerability impacting Windows 7 but also Windows Vista and Windows XP have been published in the wild.
Security outfit Prevx discovered the new unpatched security flaw in Windows and shared the details with the world, revealing that successful exploits can get an attacker to elevate the privileges of a non-administrator account.
According to Chester Wisniewski, a Senior Security Advisor at Sophos Canada, not only can the vulnerability be exploited for Elevation of Privileges, but the flaw also allows an attacker to circumvent security mitigations built into Vista and Windows 7, in this particular case the User Account Control (UAC).
Wisniewski explained that the vulnerability resides at the core of the Windows operating system. More »
Microsoft Fix it got a boost this week with the introduction of an update designed to make it easier for users to find fixes to their issues with Microsoft software.
Fix it is the Redmond company’s online hub offering a comprehensive collection of automated solutions for problems impacting products such as Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Xbox and Zune, Office, Windows Server etc.
Microsoft Fix it has been steadily growing both in terms of usage (the fixes were used an impressive over 156 million times) and as far as the number of fixes is concerned (in excess of 500), an aspect indicative of the initiative’s success.
The software giant has also put in effort to tailor the Fix it Solution Center to users in no less than 35 countries worldwide, providing help in their native language. More »
Microsoft has thought ahead and is ready to help customers deal with any problems they might have. In fact, the Redmond company has started preparing for this long before Windows Phone 7 devices hit store shelves around the world.
Following the general availability of Windows Phone 7 in the United States earlier this week, the software giant also unveiled the customer support options already available.
Of course, support is not only about resolving glitches, but also about taking advantage of everything that Windows Phone 7 has to offer. An in this regard, Microsoft has already a well-trained Front Line in place.
“Sales agents around the globe have been trained by Microsoft on the latest and greatest features found within WP7. More »