Microsoft started rolling out the Fall Creators Update this morning to Windows 10 PCs worldwide. As usual, the roll out will be in phases, with newer machines receiving it first as an automated update, or if you check manually and your PC is eligible for this first phase, it will download and install it (version 1709) right away. … [Read more...] about Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now available: A collection of many small and medium-sized improvements
Killing bug classes, not political dissidents The clear consensus at the Linux Security Summit was that squashing bugs is a losing strategy. Many deployed devices running Linux will never receive security updates, and patching a security hole in the upstream kernel does nothing to ensure the safety of an IoT device that could be in use for a decade and may forever be ignored by the manufacturer. … [Read more...] about Unsafe at any clock speed: Linux kernel security needs a rethink
What's to be done? What can Google do to get its partners updating to the latest version of Android more quickly? One answer comes in the form of Jelly Bean's new Platform Development Kit, which is doing exactly what we've suggested in the past: making Android's source code available to Google's partners earlier in the development process rather than making them wait until it shows up on the Android Open Source Project page. This will probably be helpful to a point—at least the carriers and hardware makers who intend to upgrade their phones at all could potentially roll those updates out more quickly—but it's not going to do anything about the people who opt to put out Gingerbread phones eight months after Ice Cream Sandwich's release. … [Read more...] about What happened to the Android Update Alliance?
Facebook could screen our messages for photos of genitalia and forward them all directly to our moms if it decided that doing so was a sound business decision. We can only imagine the scale and intensity of the backlash if Facebook actually tried this. But the point is that beyond leaving the service, which many users are doing following the Snapchat hack, users have no guarantee that it won’t happen. And they have no recourse for stopping it from happening except for complaining loudly after the fact, which has basically been the method used to change Facebook's mind in the past. … [Read more...] about Snapchat’s bad security shows how data use policies fail
Il governo tedesco ha iniziato il processo di migrazione a Windows 10 nel 2018, secondo un rapporto del quotidiano tedesco Handelsblatt. La pubblicazione ha anche rivelato che, nella sola Berlino, il governo locale gestisce 20.000 sistemi Windows 7. Sfortunatamente, non tutti gli utenti sono idonei per il programma ESU di Microsoft, in quanto la società lo ha limitato ai grandi clienti, quindi tutti gli altri utenti dovrebbero eseguire l'aggiornamento a Windows 10, il prima possibile. … [Read more...] about Morte di Windows 7, la Germania spende 800mila euro per gli aggiornamenti extra