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Microsoft’s killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, flags legit PCs as ‘Not genuine’

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Windows sysadmins wake up on Wednesday with an almighty Patch Tuesday headache.

Some Windows 7 admins are feeling the pain of Microsoft’s latest updates in this week’s Patch Tuesday releases.

Thankfully for Microsoft, hardworking admins continue to spot bugs that it didn’t detect during pre-release testing. 

This time they’ve found that its January security updates are bricking Windows 7 devices … Read more...

Windows 10: We’re going to kill off passwords and here’s how, says Microsoft

Microsoft wants to banish ‘​inconvenient, insecure, and expensive’ passwords. So what’s going to replace them?

Microsoft wants to banish the use of passwords to log into Windows devices, and has showcased some of the new technologies it wants to use to make this happen.

“Nobody likes passwords. They are inconvenient, insecure, and expensive. In fact, we dislike them so … Read more...