Preparing for the End of Windows 10

Business owners worldwide have adopted Windows 10, one of Microsoft’s most popular operating systems. However, Microsoft will cease offering digital downloads of Windows 10 on January 31, 2023. The discontinuation of Windows 10 can significantly impact business operations, particularly regarding security. Security Updates: Businesses will continue to receive updates and support for Windows 10 until October 14, 2025. However, after …

Last Microsoft Edge Update for 2022

A new version of Microsoft Edge is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. While the update is relatively small, it contains two feature upgrades and significant security fixes, including one for the Chromium engine’s “Type confusing in V8” vulnerability. Vulnerability Fix Unsurprisingly, one of the most significant improvements in this version addresses CVE-2022-4262. The flaw in the Chromium engine has …

Adobe Acrobat Streamlines PDF Experiences in Microsoft Teams

Whether you’re a student or an employee, digital documents are now essential for the future of work. While there are different types of digital documents, one of the most often used document formats is PDF. Today, millions of PDF files are exchanged between users worldwide. Those who have collaborated with a team in an office setting or worked on a …

November Brings New Features to Microsoft Teams

With hundreds of thousands of users daily, Microsoft continuously develops new and innovative ideas to simplify business, school, and everyday tasks. It was a busy month for Microsoft in November as the company added a wide variety of new and exciting features to its Microsoft Teams platform. This resulted in added features for devices, meetings, collaboration, and more for Microsoft …

Hackers Execute Arbitrary Code with Microsoft Office

According to cybersecurity experts at Cisco Talos, Microsoft Office has a high-severity vulnerability that could allow prospective cyber attackers to execute malicious code on the target device remotely. Microsoft announced the issue in a brief blog post, stating that its researcher Marcin ‘Icewall’ Noga had identified a class attribute double-free vulnerability impacting Microsoft Excel. The victim would give the attacker …

New Microsoft Report Details Latest Cybersecurity Threats

According to Microsoft’s latest announcement, businesses should assess security measures to defend against evolving cyber-security threats. Microsoft released its Digital Defense Report (MDDR) for 2022. Microsoft released alarming statistics about the cyber threats that the company has faced in the last year, including phishing, identity theft, and ransomware attacks. Microsoft Security Update Alerts Tom Burt is Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President …

Microsoft Edge Improves Performance

Engineers at Microsoft recently announced performance improvements for their Edge browser.  A blog post that the company published recently explained how. A blog post from the company explained how: “Beginning with Microsoft Edge 102 on Windows, Microsoft Edge automatically compresses disk caches on devices that meet eligibility checks, to ensure the compression will be beneficial without degrading performance. This ensures …

Windows 11 2022 Update

Microsoft released the “first major update” for Windows 11 on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, as Windows 11 nears its first anniversary. According to a blog posted by Microsoft, the Windows 11 update focuses on four key areas: ● Making the PC easier and safer to use for everyone ● Empowering people to be more productive ● Making Windows the best …

Microsoft 365 Accounts Targeted In New BEC Scam

Recently, researchers at Mitiga have sounded the alarm about a new Business Email Compromise (BEC) campaign.  They discovered evidence of the campaign responding to another incident and have watched the campaign grow in scope and scale over time. Here’s how the attack works: The individual targeted by the campaign receives an email that appears to be from a bank and …

Microsoft Teams Vulnerability Discovered

Microsoft Teams is a part of the 365 product family and is used by more than 270 million people for exchanging text messages, videoconferencing, and file storage. In August of 2022, the team at Vectra Protect discovered a post-exploitation vulnerability in the plaintext storage disk used by Microsoft Teams while conducting research for a client. This vulnerability gives malicious actors, …