Bug prevents Windows 7 users from shutting down their PCs

Microsoft was supposed to have ended Windows 7 support in mid-January, but it can’t seem to completely let go — and neither can some PCs, apparently. Many users on Microsoft’s forums, Reddit and elsewhere are reporting that their Windows 7 systems… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/09/windows-7-shutdown-bug/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article […]

Google Photos bug sent private videos to strangers

If you used Google Takeout to back up your Photos files from November 21st to 25th, 2019, a stranger out there may have a copy of your videos. The tech giant has started sending out emails, warning users about a bug that may have affected their backu… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/04/google-photos-bug-videos/ Proactive Computing found this story and […]

Hold on, there’s another ‘final’ Windows 7 update

Apparently the phrase “what is dead may never die” isn’t limited to Westeros.  Just a few weeks after releasing what it said were the final security updates for Windows 7, Microsoft had to release yet another update because of a small wallpaper glitch.  Microsoft revealed that update KB4534310 actually had a bit of a bug […]

Office 365 business installations are auto-switching Chrome search to Bing

Microsoft is making Bing the default search engine in Chrome — for business users, that is. The tech giant has announced that when enterprise customers install Office 365 ProPlus Version 2002 or update the suite in February, they’ll find that the “M… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/23/office-365-switch-chrome-to-bing-search/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The […]

Twitter Crashing on Android? Update It Now

Jirapong Manustrong/Shutterstock Last night, Twitter updated its Android app and broke it entirely. Any attempt to load Twitter would fail immediately and shunt you back to the home screen. We’ll go ahead and deliver the good news: the company already pushed another update to fix the problem, so download that now. What Happened? In a […]

Microsoft will fix an Internet Explorer security flaw under active attack

Mozilla isn’t the only one grappling with a serious web browser security flaw. Microsoft has confirmed to TechCrunch that it will fix an Internet Explorer security exploit already being used for “limited targeted attacks.” The vulnerability lets… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/18/microsoft-to-fix-internet-explorer-security-flaw/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By:

Microsoft is patching a major Windows 10 flaw discovered by the NSA

The IT world is waiting on pins and needles today for a high-profile Microsoft Windows 10 security patch, and now we know why. The US National Security Agency (NSA) discovered a serious flaw in Windows 10 that could expose users to surveillance or se… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/14/microsoft-patching-flaw-found-by-nsa/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with […]

Uh, you should really update Firefox. Like, right now.

It turns out that hackers love Firefox, too.  The non-profit Mozilla Foundation, which makes the popular browser, issued a security bulletin Wednesday warning of a serious vulnerability in Firefox that allows bad actors to install software on unsuspecting victims’ computers.  Which means, of course, that you should update your Firefox browser.  Like, immediately.  Especially because, […]

Have a Tesla over-the-air update disaster? Try these reboots.

Christmas came early for Tesla owners with a “holiday” update that added new features and tools to the software system controlling the electric vehicles.  But with new features like more voice commands, TRAX music-making, Twitch video streaming, Camp Mode, and new games like Stardew Valley and backgammon comes the inevitable errant Tesla whose computer just […]

Twitter fixes an Android bug that could have allowed hackers to hijack accounts

Twitter has updated its Android app to fix a security vulnerability that could have allowed someone to see nonpublic information about your account, as well as take control of it to send tweets and direct messages. According to a blog post from the c… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/20/twitter-fixes-android-security-bug/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with […]