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Attackers deploy rogue proxies on computers to hijack HTTPS traffic

A new attack analyzed by malware researchers from Microsoft uses Word documents with malicious code that configures browsers to use a web proxy controlled by attackers.

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Top 10 free troubleshooting tools for Windows 10

Every Windows 10 user should have a set of troubleshooting tools tucked away for tumultuous times. Here are some favorites for righting the ship

Common hardware causes Windows 10 Anniversary Update crashes, again

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is having problems accepting USB connections from Amazon Kindle e-readers.

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Windows 10 troubleshooting and fixes revisited

Long before the Windows 10 Anniversary Update appeared, it was easy to see that Microsoft was putting more energy and effort into its troubleshooting tools. Here's a look at what's new (includes video).

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Windows 10's Quick Assist lets you fix Dad's computer from your desk

If you have Windows 10's Anniversary Update, there's a handy little tool for performing remote tech support that's baked right into your computer. It's the new Quick Assist feature.

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Microsoft brings iOS JavaScript debugging to MacOS, Windows

The iOS Web Debugger for Visual Studio Code is the latest attempt by Microsoft to woo iOS developers

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Linux at 25: How Linux changed the world

A devoted practitioner offers an eyewitness account of the rise of Linux and the open source movement, plus analysis of where Linux is taking us now

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Microsoft's new Cache app could become its version of Google Keep

Microsoft's new in-development Garage app, called Cache, could be a note-taking tool with potential, if Microsoft's willing to commit to it.

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EFF condemns Windows 10 data collection

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is lambasting Microsoft over Windows 10's telemetry technology, and wants it to "come clean" with customers.

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Blame it on your brain: Researchers discover why we ignore PC security warnings

A BYU study finds that you'll most often ignore security warnings when you're busy, which is bad for both the developer and you.

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Windows 10 browser beatdown: Who’s got the edge?

Windows 10 users: Not all web browsers are created equal. In fact, it might startle you a little to realize how diverse the range of top-end browser software has become, if you came of age in the era of “Internet Explorer or go home.”...

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The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is breaking webcams

Tweaks in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update are breaking webcams left and right.

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Windows smartphone sales collapse

Sales of Windows smartphones plunged 76% in the second quarter of this year compared to 2015.

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Microsoft PowerShell goes open source and lands on Linux and Mac

Sysadmins, rejoice: PowerShell is coming to Linux. Microsoft announced Thursday that its automation and scripting system is breaking out of the confines of Windows and going open source.

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Microsoft promises fewer forced sign-ins to Visual Studio

Developers had griped about frequently re-entering credentials to access the company's IDE; now, sessions should last for months

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Microsoft Rewards is how Microsoft will pay you to use Edge, Bing and more

If you liked Bing Rewards, you'll probably love its evolution into Microsoft Rewards. The company will pay you not just for using Bing, but for using its Edge browser or shopping at its online or brick-and-mortar stores.

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Microsoft's new plan to save Edge: reward points

Microsoft today made a play to boost its Edge browser with an awards program that gives users points for using the Windows 10 application.

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14 essential Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

There are plenty of ways to navigate Windows 10, but sometimes using keyboard shortcuts is the most convenient and can save time and effort.

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