About AnkitGupta@TWCN

Ankit Gupta is an Engineering graduate & an MBA post graduate. He brings with himself 3 years plus global writing experience on technology, travel & finance. He follows technological developments, especially on gadgets. Apart from having an interest in following Microsoft, he also has a deep liking for wild life, & travels to various wildlife conservatories, to be with nature.

Zero-Day Security Flaw makes Windows PC vulnerable to Denial of Service Attacks

The CERT Team has revealed that an existing vulnerability in Microsoft’s Windows Operating Systems including Windows 10 that may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to gain access to the Windows system. They discovered a zero-day vulnerability in the Server Message […]

artificial intelligence

Meet AI2 , Artificial intelligence based Security System that is 85% accurate

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the machine-learning startup PatternEx have demonstrated an artificial intelligence platform that predicts cyber-attacks with 85% accuracy. Named as AI2, this artificial intelligence platform is roughly three times better than present […]

Exploit Kit activity pose a major threat to outdated software worldwide

Analyzing the monthly encounters of Exploit Kit in 2016, Microsoft has said that they pose a major threat to the PCs running unpatched software. The past year saw attackers using exploit kits to inflict some of the most prominent threats […]

Microsoft to stop servicing Windows 10 v1507 after March 26th

Microsoft has informed that Windows 10 version 1507 (Original Windows 10 release version), which was released back in July 2015, will not receive any feature or security updates after March 26, 2017. The end of the support for Windows 10 […]

DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo searches have officially surpassed the 10 billion mark

DuckDuckGo, the famous search engine has recently reached to 10 billion searches. That’s a great achievement considering it was launched 8 years ago. The number of searches on DuckDuckGo rapidly increased after 2013. And out of 10 billion searches, the […]

Windows 10 Creators Update

New Privacy changes and Settings coming to Windows 10 Creators Update

With a view of allowing users more control over their privacy settings, Microsoft announced yesterday the new Privacy changes and Settings coming to Windows 10 Creators Update. Microsoft said that the New Privacy changes are aimed at providing clear choices […]

Yahoo to become Altaba; Marissa Mayer to leave the board

While the deal of $4.8 billion between Yahoo and Verizon Communications is still uncertain, Yahoo still has some plans for what remains post deal. Yahoo made an announcement yesterday that six executives would be leaving its board of directors. To […]

Spamtraps set in December 2016

The top 10 email senders who were caught in the Spamtraps

Spamtraps, Email Service Providers love them and spammers hate them! However, Spamtraps can be really useful in controlling the spam emails reaching your inbox. A report by MainSleaze mentions about the Spamtraps set in December 2016 by some of the […]

GeForce NOW

Nvidia GeForce brings GeForce NOW service for Windows PC and Mac

All video game lovers out there, this is fantastic news for you all! GeForce, the ultimate graphic processing units or the GPUs built by Nvidia has brought GeForce NOW. With GeForce NOW, gamers can enjoy the smoothest streaming of hundreds […]

AV TEST

AV TEST puts 8 security suites and 7 tools on an endurance test

When using any Internet Security Suite or a popular antivirus software, it is important to know if it can protect your system from malware. A user cannot always test whether a particular antivirus tool or software is suitable as well […]

Rannoh Decryptor Tool

Researchers neutralize the latest CryptXXX v.3 Ransomware

What can be termed as a major relief for the victims and embarrassment for the attackers, Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have released an updated version of thier Rannoh Decryptor Tool for CryptXXX v.3 Ransomware.   Kaspersky Lab has already been successful […]

windows server

Windows Server and SQL Server Premium Assurance announced

Another great news from Microsoft before the eve of Christmas. Microsoft recently announced that they are going to offer Windows Server Premium Assurance and SQL Server Premium Assurance to the Microsoft product users. With these new premium assurances, Microsoft products […]

Payment Request API

Microsoft introduces Payment Request API for simpler web payments

It seems Microsoft has become the Santa Claus for the developers much before Christmas Eve. With Windows 10 Creators Update and latest Windows Insider Preview builds, Microsoft brought several new updates; exclusively for the developers. Recently, i.e. on December 15th, […]

Control Flash on Microsoft Edge

Now users can control Flash on Microsoft Edge with click-to-run feature

It’s been a while when Microsoft started discouraging the use of Flash due to reasons like performance, stability, and security. Over the past one year, Microsoft is suggesting website owners migrate their Flash based websites to something more secure like […]

smart bots

Microsoft introduces applications to help developers make smart BOTs

Microsoft has announced 2 new applications to make it easier for the developers create smart bots. Here is a bit about both, QnA Maker and Bing Location Control. QnA Maker Service QnA Maker is a free, easy-to-use, REST API- and […]

Cortana on IoT devices

Cortana on IoT devices with screens to appear in 2017

How about a talking fridge that tells you about the stock going low or what you have stored in the fridge? Well, this will be possible in the near future as Microsoft’s very own personal assistant, Cortana, is all set […]

Microsoft brings the all-time classic Solitaire game to iOS and Android

Microsoft Solitaire, the game that has been played by Windows PC users for the last 25 years is now available on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Arguably the most popular game from Microsoft, Solitaire, comes as a pre-installed app on […]

bullclip

Microsoft introduces digital markup tool “Bullclip” for Windows 10 PCs

Microsoft has launched a digital markup tool for Windows 10 users called as Bullclip. Available as a Windows 10 app, Bullclip is a design and construction drawing markup/management tool that is ideal for project teams helping them to collaborate easily. […]

Windows 10 IOT

Windows 10 IoT is helping Students conduct science experiments on Space

Students are using Windows 10 IoT based experiment platform to learn about Space Science. Courtesy of the Quest Institute’s first ever Windows 10 IoT based experiment platform onto the International Space Station (ISS) last month, students can now participate in […]

visual studio 2017 release candidate

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate for PC announced

During the Microsoft Connect() 2016 event, Microsoft took the opportunity to make several new announcements. On November 16th, Microsoft made an announcement of the Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate. Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate is the new version of Visual […]