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Microsoft reveals workaround to fix Conexant ISST audio driver problems in Windows 10

Installing updates in Windows 10 can be something of a gamble -- will the latest patches make things better or worse? For people with Conexant ISST audio drivers, there have been numerous issues in Windows 10 May 2020 Update (or Windows 10 version 2004). Users trying to update these drivers found that the update process would fail or produce errors...

Small security teams need to innovate to deal with threats

Companies with small security teams, generally SMEs, face a number of unique challenges which place them at greater risk than their larger enterprise counterparts. This is among the findings of the 2021 CISO Survey of Small Cyber Security Teams from Cynet which also reveals that all of these companies are outsourcing at least some aspects of security...

Why the financial sector is especially vulnerable to cyberattacks [Q&A]

There's a famous quote attributed to career criminal William Francis Sutton Jr., when asked why he robbed banks he is said to have replied, "Because that's where the money is." For today's cybercriminals the motivation to make money is much the same, so the banking and financial services sector is a prime target. We spoke to Paul Prudhomme, cyber threat...

Apple warns that iPhone 12 handset could be dangerous for some users

Apple has issued an extended warning that the additional magnets found in iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max as well as MagSafe accessories could pose a risk to people with pacemakers and defibrillators. The company had previously acknowledged the potential for the magnets to interfere with certain implanted medical equipment,...

StarTech.com launches Sneeze Guard to prevent COVID-19 spread in offices

Listen, folks, your snot is gross and it always has been. Nowadays, however, it is also very dangerous -- and potentially deadly. You see, when you sneeze and send that disgusting snot airborne, the aerosol mucus can spread the COVID-19 virus. Due to failures of the Trump administration, the virus is still spreading like wildfire. Hopefully President...

How to disable SmartScreen in Windows 10

Windows 10 includes various tools to keep you safe, including the likes of Windows Defender and Sandbox. For the most part, these are useful tools that helps to keep your computer protected, but you may well find that some are more irritating than helpful. One such irritant is SmartScreen, which is used by Windows 10 to block the installation of malicious...

Microsoft ad claims the Surface Pro 7 is a better choice than a MacBook Pro

There has always been a healthy rivalry between Microsoft and Apple, and with a new ad, the Windows maker is spoiling for a fight -- a Surface Pro 7 vs MacBook Pro fight. The ad sees Microsoft making the bold claim that its self-produced Surface Pro 7 is a better device -- and a better choice -- than Apple's MacBook Pro. One of the key arguments Microsoft...

Microsoft is bringing a great new look to Settings in Windows Terminal

Windows Terminal has come a long way since it first appeared in 2019, and Microsoft is not going to give up on moving the utility forward. The company has revealed details of an upcoming change to the command line tool which sees major changes coming to Settings. For anyone who is less than keen on customizing Windows Terminal using a JSON file, the...

Microsoft U-turns on Xbox Live Gold price increase after backlash from gamers

Microsoft increased the price of Xbox Live Gold yesterday, albeit briefly. The company announced that the cost of one-month membership would go up by $1 per month, with three-month membership increasing by $5. Unsurprisingly, gamers were not happy at the prospect of paying more, and there was a vocal outcry at what Microsoft had planned. Ever conscious...

Microsoft releases KB4598298 update to fix Windows 10 crashes and restart problems

We might only be three weeks into 2021, but Microsoft has already issued a number of patches for Windows 10 -- and now it's time for another one. If you have been experiencing unexpected restarts in Windows 10, or crashes when using BitLocker, there's a new update for you to install. Microsoft has released the KB4598298 update to fix a number of issues...

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