Ars Technica: Microsoft practically begs Windows users to fix wormable BlueKeep flaw

Ars Technica: Microsoft practically begs Windows users to fix wormable BlueKeep flaw. “In a Blog post published late Thursday night, members of the Microsoft Security Response Center cited findings published Tuesday by Errata Security CEO Rob Graham that almost 1 million Internet-connected computers remain vulnerable to the attacks. That indicates those machines have yet to install an update Microsoft issued two weeks ago patching against the so-called BlueKeep vulnerability, which is formally tracked as CVE-2019-0708. The exploits can reliably execute malicious code with no interaction on the part of an end user. The severity prompted Microsoft to take the unusual step of issuing patches for Windows 2003, XP, and Vista, which haven’t been supported in four, five, and two years, respectively.”

Bleeping Computer: New Zero-Day Exploit for Bug in Windows 10 Task Scheduler

Bleeping Computer: New Zero-Day Exploit for Bug in Windows 10 Task Scheduler. “Exploit developer SandboxEscaper has quietly dropped a new zero-day exploit for the Windows operating system just a week after Microsoft’s monthly cycle of security updates. This exploit is the fifth in a string that started in late August last year. It achieves local privilege escalation, granting a limited user full control over files reserved for full-privilege users like SYSTEM and TrustedInstaller.”

BetaNews: Microsoft will block the Windows 10 May 2019 Update if you have a USB drive or SD card connected

BetaNews: Microsoft will block the Windows 10 May 2019 Update if you have a USB drive or SD card connected. “Out of an apparent abundance of precaution, Microsoft is opting to block the installation of the update if a computer has an external USB drive or SD card plugged in. The block is being introduced because of fears that drive letters might be inappropriately reassigned during the installation.”

ZDNet: Windows 10’s ‘Sets’ feature is gone and not expected to return

ZDNet: Windows 10’s ‘Sets’ feature is gone and not expected to return. “In 2017, Microsoft officials provided a preview of two new features coming to Windows 10: Timeline and Sets. Timeline made it into Windows 10 as part of the April 2018 Update, but Sets didn’t. And it’s looking like it never will be included in Windows 10.”

Make Tech Easier: How You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free

Make Tech Easier: How You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free. “Remember that carrot Microsoft dangled years ago to get people to switch over from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10, when it was offering free upgrades for a limited time? While that exact offer is now gone, there are still a few fun workarounds to get Windows 10 for free if you’re currently running on an older version. Here we’ll show how to get Windows 10 for free.”