About AnkitGupta@TWCN

Ankit Gupta is a writer by profession and has more than 7 years of global writing experience on technology and other areas. He follows technological developments and likes to write about Windows & IT security. He has a deep liking for wild life and has written a book on Top Tiger Parks of India.

Microsoft Edge to support existing Chrome extensions

Though they are the competitors of each other, Microsoft Edge will now be seen to support existing Chrome extensions. According to the post on Reddit, it is a confirmation from the Microsoft Edge team that Microsoft is going to provide […]

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Dell & Dunkin Donuts websites face cybersecurity incidents

In two separate cybersecurity incidents, involving Dell and Dunkin’ Donuts, it was revealed that customers’ information might have been stolen by hackers. Dell.com faces cybersecurity incident Dell, the American multinational computer technology company, came out with a release on its website […]

Windows App

KB4467708 may botch Notepad or Windows Media Player functioning

On November 13 this month, Microsoft came up with KB4467708 update (OS Build 17763.134) that applies to Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update). KB4467708 fixes some security issues and rolls out security updates to a few Windows programs, including […]

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Microsoft retires Hotfix service

Microsoft seems to have retired its popular update service, Hotfix as indicated by a message on the company’s official website. If you are looking to download hotfixes through Microsoft support website, you will be instead shown the following message, The […]

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AMD to end support for 32-bit video drivers

It’s time to put those old 32-bit Windows versions to bed as AMD joins the growing list of vendors to end support for the 32-bit versions of Windows. AMD said that it is dropping support for 32-bit versions of Windows […]

NVIDIA GeForce

NVIDIA GeForce 416.16 WHQL driver for Windows 10 v1809 released

NVIDIA has released their new GeForce 416.16 WHQL drivers, complimenting Microsoft’s new Windows 10 October Update 2018 v1809. These new drivers provide official support for Windows 10 latest version and the public release of the DXR (DirectX Raytracing) API. NVIDIA GeForce […]

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Third party App developers are reading your Gmail messages, Google responds

A recent Wall Street Journal report has revealed that third-party app developers are reading Gmail messages of users and that too without needing any special permission. Apparently, the report takes a dig at Google for allowing many third-party app developers […]

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VirusTotal Monitor launched to mitigate the false positives

Antivirus software is considered to be efficient when it produces minimum false positives. In fact, it is the most important feature that an antivirus program must possess. False positives are nothing but the virus scan results which wrongly indicate that […]

Windows 10 IoT Core Services

Windows 10 IoT Core Services: The future of Internet of Things

Internet of Things or IoT is one of the most trending topics in today’s world. Windows 10 brings some of the most futuristic products and services when it comes to IoT. Aligned to this, on June 5th, 2018, Windows announced […]

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Microsoft Outlook flaw let hackers steal your Windows password

A vulnerability has been detected in Microsoft Outlook that risks users credentials being hacked by attackers. Discovered by Will Dormann of the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC), the vulnerability allows hackers to steal user’s Windows password just by having the target […]

Google bars cryptocurrency mining Chrome extensions

Google has banned all Chrome extensions manufactured to mine cryptocurrency from its Chrome web store with immediate effect. The company said that there has been a rise in the malicious extensions being registered on the Chrome store. These banned browser […]

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Indian Microsoft Garage facility debuts in Hyderabad, India

Microsoft has unveiled its first Garage facility in India at its Hyderabad campus in Telangana. Spread over an area of 8000 sq. ft, this is Microsoft second-largest Garage facility following its 11,000-sq-ft Garage facility in Redmond. Microsoft Garage comes to […]

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Windows Defender features demo site launched

Microsoft has launched a demo site demonstrating Windows defender features that allow users to test Windows Defender capabilities in real time. The demo site contains several Antivirus protection tests with built-in demonstration files and steps for users to test. Test […]

Windows 10 S

All editions of Windows 10 will now get Windows 10 S

Recently, the Windows team disclosed its plans for Windows 10 S on Twitter. According to these tweets, Windows 10 in S mode will be offered to all Windows 10 editions very soon. You will now be to buy a new […]

Artificial intelligence

How Windows Defender’s Artificial Intelligence stopped the malware outbreak

Ever imagined that a new malware attack stopped in its tracks by Artificial Intelligence? This possibility is brought to life by Microsoft with its antivirus, Windows Defender. According to a blog on Microsoft Secure, Windows Defender AV’s layered machine learning […]

Bitcoin

Microsoft removes and then restores Bitcoin payments

Amid the growing concerns over the regulation of cryptocurrencies around the World, Microsoft stopped accepting bitcoin payments for Microsoft store. The company reportedly had removed the ability to add money to Microsoft Account using Bitcoin owing to the negative sentiments […]

NVIDIA

NVIDIA to end support for 32-bit operating system drivers

NVIDIA has announced that it will soon end support for 32 bit operating systems. The company said that after the release of the Version 390 of its graphics card driver, it will no longer release drivers for 32-bit operating systems […]

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DDE feature in Microsoft Word disabled to avoid malware attacks

Microsoft is trying every bit to prevent malware attacks using its applications. As a part of this prevention, Microsoft recently disabled the DDE feature in Word. The discontinuation of DDE feature in Word is a part of the December 2017 […]

Anti-Virus Quarantine

AVGater exploit can abuse the Anti-Virus Quarantine to infect your system

You trust your antivirus software to protect your PC from malicious attacks but what if the Anti-Virus Quarantine feature is itself compromised. A recent finding shows that malware quarantine feature of several antivirus products was abused by local attackers to […]