Microsoft launches bug bounty programme for Teams
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Microsoft launches bug bounty programme for Teams

The programme will award bug hunters up to $30,000 for the most severe exploits
25 Mar 2021
17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them
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17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them

Tips and tricks for everything from upgrade issues and freeing up storage, to solving privacy errors and using safe mode
19 Mar 2021
Sovryn announces $1.25 million bug bounty program
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Sovryn announces $1.25 million bug bounty program

Bonus payouts are available for smart-contract- and blockchain-related bugs
11 Mar 2021
Apple fixes macOS Big Sur bug that caused irretrievable data loss
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Apple fixes macOS Big Sur bug that caused irretrievable data loss

The macOS upgrade installer failed to check if you had enough free space available, causing major issues if you didn’t
17 Feb 2021
Microsoft releases emergency fix for Patch Tuesday Wi-Fi glitch
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Microsoft releases emergency fix for Patch Tuesday Wi-Fi glitch

Users report BSOD system crashes when trying to connect to Wi-Fi through WPA3
12 Feb 2021
Bootmgr is missing - how do you fix it?
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Bootmgr is missing - how do you fix it?

This seemingly nightmarish error is actually not as bad as it seems
5 Feb 2021
Google fixes actively exploited Chrome zero-day
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Google fixes actively exploited Chrome zero-day

The flaw may be related to a recent hacking campaign against the cyber security community
5 Feb 2021
What is WannaCry?
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WannaCry

What is WannaCry?

The full story behind one of the worst ransomware outbreaks in history
4 Feb 2021
How to run Chkdsk
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How to run Chkdsk

Find out how to run a disk check on Windows 10 and older versions of Windows
3 Feb 2021
Microsoft fixes actively exploited Defender zero-day flaw
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Microsoft fixes actively exploited Defender zero-day flaw

The firm's latest Patch Tuesday release includes fixes for a total of 83 vulnerabilities across Windows, Azure and more
13 Jan 2021
NHS COVID-19 app failed to ask users to self-isolate due to 'software glitch'
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NHS COVID-19 app failed to ask users to self-isolate due to 'software glitch'

The bug is the latest in a long line of errors and glitches to plague the government's contact-tracing app
2 Nov 2020
Google fixes zero-day flaw in Chrome and Chrome OS
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Google fixes zero-day flaw in Chrome and Chrome OS

Flaw created by memory corruption bug in FreeType font-rendering library
23 Oct 2020
Windows 10 update sparks driver compatibility fears
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Windows 10 update sparks driver compatibility fears

Over-zealous verification checks designed to tighten security may block some older drivers
15 Oct 2020
Apple pays ethical hackers $288k for finding 55 vulnerabilities
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Apple pays ethical hackers $288k for finding 55 vulnerabilities

If exploited the bugs would have provided access to Apple's infrastructure and sensitive user data
9 Oct 2020
Microsoft open-sources fuzzing tool used for bug-ridden Windows 10
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Microsoft open-sources fuzzing tool used for bug-ridden Windows 10

Developers can access the vulnerability detection tool through Github as Microsoft shifts away from its legacy scheme
16 Sep 2020
Windows 10 users complain of performance loss and hardware errors after latest update
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Windows 10 users complain of performance loss and hardware errors after latest update

Dozens of complaints are flooding online forums, many of which are from Lenovo device owners
24 Aug 2020
Microsoft tripled bug bounty payouts to $13.7m last year
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Microsoft tripled bug bounty payouts to $13.7m last year

The figure is more than double Google’s payout for 2019 and was divided among 327 security researchers
5 Aug 2020
Windows 10 bug is causing internet connection problems
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Windows 10 bug is causing internet connection problems

False network status reporting is causing some apps like Cortana and the Feedback Hub to fail to establish connections
20 Jul 2020
Windows 10 May 2020 Update is causing major Chrome issues
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Windows 10 May 2020 Update is causing major Chrome issues

Microsoft's latest upgrade continues to cause problems, with users also complaining of incompatibility with USB printers
15 Jun 2020
Lenovo devices hit by Windows 10 May 2020 Update issues
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Lenovo devices hit by Windows 10 May 2020 Update issues

The manufacturer identifies five compatibility issues specifically affecting a string of ThinkPad machines
10 Jun 2020
Edison Mail flaw granted users access to other people's inboxes
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Edison Mail flaw granted users access to other people's inboxes

The third-party email client has rolled back a faulty update after major privacy concerns were raised
18 May 2020
Microsoft AI can detect security flaws with 99% accuracy
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Microsoft AI can detect security flaws with 99% accuracy

Developers can use the mechanism to establish whether bugs are security-related and assign a severity rating
20 Apr 2020
Businesses brace for second 'Fujiwhara effect' of 2020 as Patch Tuesday looms
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Businesses brace for second 'Fujiwhara effect' of 2020 as Patch Tuesday looms

Organisations set for a day of chaos on 14 April as vendors plan to fix 500-plus software vulnerabilities at once
9 Apr 2020