Windows 10 is one year old, and it's time for an update! Unfortunately, Microsoft installs this automatically and it renders your machine unusable whilst it updates your system. And, if you're particularly lucky, you can also have a major issue after it's installed. Here in our lab, we've had downtimes from 20 minutes to 45 minutes...
What's in the update, as seen on PCWorld:
Microsoft Weighs In on Problems:
Problems reported by users and two potential fixes:
Micorsoft has a product called "SecureBoot" that is installed on a LOT of devices, both desktop and mobile. It also uses a "Skeleton Key" model for it's security; there is a backdoor method that allows someone to gain entry into your system, control how your device boots, possibly entire control your system remotely. The following systems are listed by MS as at risk:
"...Microsoft lists the following Windows versions as affected in the related security bulletins: Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows 10 build 1511 (both 32-bit and 64-bit), and Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 Server Core Installation. "
For years, computer chip designers have tried to put more and into a single chip, resulting in a breed of chips called "SoC" or System On a Chip. Because of this design technique, which results in shorter electrical paths and therefore faster processing, leaps and bounds were made for things like Android and Apple phones. With new requirements for computers in cars, microwave ovens, televisions, IoT (Internet of Things), etc. chip makers are now starting to rethink past design technics.
Thank goodness we already have our HQ VHS professional deck, otherwise, I think some of the Gurus would be in a full-out panic attack!
There is a VERY bad virus out there right now...VERY bad because
this time, your data is at risk...EVEN IF YOU'VE BACKED UP !