Tag Archives: Windows 10

Hackers can summon Cortana to break into Windows 10 PCs

by Tom Warren, The Verge

Cortana on the lock screen has some security exploits.

Microsoft has issued a Windows 10 security update to prevent hackers from breaking into PCs using Cortana. Microsoft’s digital assistant is built into every version of Windows 10, McAfee security researchers discovered it could be summoned from a lock screen to execute malicious software. Any potential hacker would need physical access to a PC, and McAfee details methods to get the digital assistant to index files from a USB drive and execute them.

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Microsoft confirms plan to rebuild Edge browser using Chromium on Windows 10

by Zac Bowden, Windows Central

Edge UWP is no more, as Microsoft commits to rebuilding it from the ground up as a desktop app, this time powered by Chromium

Microsoft today confirmed plans to rebuild its Edge browser using Chromium, in a move designed to improve web performance and app availability across platforms. Windows Central reported earlier about the shift in strategy and now it is official.

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How Windows 10 data collection trades privacy for security

by Fahmida Y. Rashid, InfoWorld

Here’s what data each telemetry level collects and the price you pay to send the least telemetry to Microsoft

Windows 10’s aggressive data-collection capabilities may concern users about corporate spying, but enterprises have control that consumer-edition Windows users do not: Administrators can decide how much information gets sent back to Microsoft. Continue reading How Windows 10 data collection trades privacy for security