Operating Systems News

Keeping up with the latest operating system news is important for staying on top of new patches, updates, and upgrades. Read about what's new in operating systems and how it impacts your organization.

You can delay Windows 10 updates – but not forever

Businesses seem pretty satisfied with Windows 10 overall. But there’s one feature that’s still confusing and confounding IT pros regularly: the update cycles. 

Almost 90% of Android devices are exposed to critical vulnerabilities

The reputation Android devices have for being less secure than their iOS counterparts is well-known by now, but researchers from the University of Cambridge have some shocking numbers on just how many of these devices suffer from security shortcomings. 

Malicious code sneaks through App Store’s defenses

Usually when you hear about malicious applications, it’s a case of hackers evading Google Play’s defenses. But it was recently discovered thousands of App Store apps have potential security flaws. 

Lock screen flaw found in Android devices

One of the most basic security steps for mobile devices turns out not to be secure after all. 

What’s in your Windows 10 update? Answers could be coming

Microsoft’s shift away from updates released once a month to automatic updates for Windows 10 has won some in IT over. It’s also caused some headaches, though. Fortunately, we could soon be seeing a solution to one of the biggest drawbacks. 

Navy paying tens of millions to keep Windows XP afloat

Far too many organizations are still clinging to Windows XP machines – including a branch of the U.S. military. 

Apple’s push to tougher passwords could be problematic for users

One of the least noticed announcements from Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference could have a big effect on the security of mobile devices – but it also highlights a risk of password technology. 

Microsoft updates: Windows 10 drops soon, IE isn’t dead yet

Reports of Internet Explorer’s death may have been slightly exaggerated. Windows 10 will soon be available to brave early adopters. There’s a lot going on in Redmond. 

Don’t believe everything you read: Windows 7 isn’t dead

There are plenty of headlines this week that are trying to shock and scare IT by screaming that Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7. That’s not actually true – but the OS has reached a milestone. 

Mac OS X users face fewer malware threats, but they are there

An urban legend that persists is that Macs don’t get malware. While it’s true that the rates are much lower than for other operating systems and devices, a report reveals the average Mac user is still under attack.