Threatpost: Microsoft Patches Zero-Day Bug Under Active Attack

Threatpost: Microsoft Patches Zero-Day Bug Under Active Attack. “Among the other critical bugs patched, system administrators are urged to immediately deploy fixes for a Remote Desktop Services remote code-execution vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708). The bug is notable for a number of reasons. One, it’s ‘wormable’ flaw and has the potential to be exploited in a fast-moving malware attack similar to WannaCry. As a testament to its potential for havoc, Microsoft has also gone the extra step in deploying patches to Windows XP and Windows 2003 for the bug, neither of which is still supported via monthly Patch Tuesday updates.”

Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 (Neowin)

Neowin: Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. “Today is the second Tuesday of the month, meaning that all supported versions of Windows get updates. While that means that most versions of Windows 10 for their cumulative updates, there are also updates for older versions like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.”

MakeUseOf: How to Record Your Windows Screen (No App Installations Required)

MakeUseOf: How to Record Your Windows Screen (No App Installations Required). “Wondering how to record your screen on Windows 10? Maybe you want to document a technical problem or create an instructional video to send to a friend. Whatever your reasons for needing a screen recorder, you might be on a computer where you’re not allowed to install software (or just don’t want to). To that end, we’re going to show you several ways to record your screen with native Windows tools.”

PCWorld: Microsoft revives PowerToys with open-source tools for Windows 10 power users

PCWorld: Microsoft revives PowerToys with open-source tools for Windows 10 power users. “Microsoft’s newfound infatuation with open-source projects is spawning an unexpected love child that might just bring a tear to the eyes of PC veterans. PowerToys, a collection of power-user tools for enthusiasts from the Windows 95 through XP era, will return this summer in preview form with a pair of Windows 10 utilities, with many more projects being put forward for consideration.”

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.”