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Mandatory update coming to Windows 7, 2008 to kill off weak update hashes

Enlarge Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 users will imminently have to deploy a mandatory patch if they want to continue updating their systems, as spotted by Mary Jo Foley. Currently, Microsoft’s Windows updates use two different hashing algorithms to enable Windows to detect tampering or modification of the update files: SHA-1 and SHA-2. Windows […]

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Microsoft shaking up how Windows feature updates are rolled out—again

Enlarge Microsoft Customers using Windows Update for Business will lose some ability to delay the deployment of each new Windows feature release once version 1903 goes live. When Microsoft first started delivering Windows 10 “as a Service” with a regular flow of feature updates, the company planned to have two release tracks: a “Current Branch” […]

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Gambling, porn, and piracy on iOS: Apple’s enterprise certificate woes continue

Enlarge / Apps on an iPhone X. Samuel Axon Rival tech giants like Google and Facebook aren’t the only companies abusing Apple’s enterprise certifications to distribute unapproved apps in the Apple App Store on iOS, according to reports from Reuters and TechCrunch. Apple’s Enterprise Developer Program is intended to facilitate distribution of apps across devices […]