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Microsoft to retire original Windows 10 on March 26

Microsoft has set March 26 as the end date for support of the original Windows 10 edition.   "After March 26, 2017, Windows 10, version 1507 will no longer be serviced, as only the two most Current Branch for Business (CBB) versions are actively serviced," Nathan Mercer, a Microsoft senior product marketing manager, wrote in a post to a company blog Thursday.   Version 1507 was the original...

mIRC 7.47 has been released! (January 18th 2017)

mIRC 7.47 has been released! (January 18th 2017) This is a small update that addresses a number of issues reported by users since the last release. It includes improvements, changes and fixes to a number of features, including: Fixed treeview display of text being chopped with certain fonts. Fixed URL hotlink and catcher bugs that prevented extraction of short URLs. Updated to OpenSSL 1.0.2j...

Dangerous New Gmail Phishing Attack Gaining Steam

One of the best ways to tell if a website that is asking for your username and password is genuine or not is to look at the address bar in your browser that points to the site's true origin. But sometimes that simple precaution isn't enough.   A case in point is a dangerous phishing technique targeting Gmail users that first surfaced about one year ago but has begun gaining steam in recent...

Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Has Very Serious Problems

In a new post on the official Microsoft Newsroom, the company has warned Windows 7 users the ageing platform suffers from a number of serious failings including security deficiencies and hardware restrictions while reiterating all support for the platform is ending. It’s scary stuff.   “Today, [Windows 7] does not meet the requirements of modern technology, nor the high security...

Microsoft slates end to security bulletins in February

Microsoft next month will stop issuing detailed security bulletins, which for nearly 20 years have provided individual users and IT professionals information about vulnerabilities and their patches.   One patching expert crossed his fingers that Microsoft would make good on its pledge to publish the same information when it switches to a new online database. "I'm on the fence right now," said...

Meet Opera Neon, Opera's radical vision for the future of web browsers

Hardware vendors sometimes publicize their visions of the future. So do automakers. Now Opera Software is getting into the game with Neon, the company’s first concept browser.   Opera’s new Neon browser for Macs and Windows PCs isn’t game-changing—in fact, rather than a “concept,” it feels more like applying a fresh coat of paint. But Opera also succeeds in paring down the browsing...