Sprint and T-Mobile parents pledge to excise Huawei equipment to score merger approval

While T-Mobile does not use Huawei telecommunications equipment and Sprint has only recently cut out its cache, we’ve been hearing movements from their respective parent companies who are supplied by Huwaei to that front. Now, Reuters reports from its sources that Deutsche Telekom and Japanese-based SoftBank will offer to remove …

Quels PC Windows seront infectés par des malwares ? Microsoft sollicite l’IA

  Microsoft a lancé un nouveau défi de 25.000 $ dans le domaine des malwares pour les data scientists sur le site de crowdsourcing Kaggle, propriété de Google, afin de développer un algorithme permettant de prédire quels types de PC Windows sont les plus susceptibles d’être bientôt infectés par un …

How to protect Windows 10 PCs from ransomware

CryptoLocker. WannaCry. Petya. Bad Rabbit. The ransomware threat isn’t going away anytime soon; the news brings constant reports of new waves of this pernicious type of malware washing across the world. It’s popular in large part because of the immediate financial payoff for attackers: It works by encrypting the files …

T-Mobile and Sprint merger could be closer than we think

It seems that T-Mobile and Sprint are getting closer to merge into one network. Recent information came directly from these companies to CNBC that confirms that the merger deal is expected to be cleared by a US national security panel if a condition is met. T-Mobile and Sprint are working …

Microsoft may pitch Windows 10 subscriptions at consumers

Microsoft may unveil Windows 10-Office 365 subscriptions for consumers that resemble the Microsoft 365 plans now pitched at enterprises. Hints of a product tagged “Microsoft 365 Consumer” surfaced in a pair of help-wanted advertisements on the Redmond, Wash. company’s job board. One ad, which sought a senior product manager, was …

MS-Linux ? Lindows ? Microsoft pourrait-il sortir un bureau Linux ?

  J’avais l’habitude de dire que Microsoft sortirait un bureau Linux – MS-Linux ou Lindows — quand les poules auraient des dents. Dernièrement, j’ai entrevu des poules avec des dents. Voilà pourquoi. Tout d’abord, Microsoft a adopté Linux et l’open source depuis des années maintenant. Je veux dire, sur Azure, …

Chinese rhetoric on Huawei CFO arrest ramps up: could Apple be a target?

Chinese state media has intensified its rhetoric against the United States in the wake of Canada detaining Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, suggesting that Apple and other tech companies could be locked out of the world’s second largest economy. The government-published Global Times called Meng’s treatment a “violation of human rights” …

Qualcomm data center business struggles, layoffs reported

Qualcomm has more than 30,000 employees in its ranks working on not just mobile application chipsets and cellular connectivity, but also data center infrastructure. That data center business has been struggling against the likes of Intel and Microsoft, though, and it may cease to exist in the near future. How …

Patch Tuesday breaks records — some good, most bad — and ‘Check for Updates’ still stings

Yesterday, Microsoft’s “B Week” Patch Tuesday, we saw a fairly small set of patches — “small” being a relative designation. There are 194 December updates in the Microsoft Catalog, with 39 separately identified security holes (CVEs), and with every supported version of Windows, Office and .Net getting a dose. We …

Windows : 4 mois et 4 failles zero-day corrigées par Microsoft

  Microsoft a publié ses correctifs de sécurité mensuels, connus sous le nom de mises à jour Patch Tuesday. Ce mois-ci, la société basée à Redmond a corrigé 38 vulnérabilités sur un large éventail de produits. Pour le quatrième mois consécutif, Microsoft a corrigé une vulnérabilité zero-day de Windows exploitée …

Huawei CFO on bail in Canada, will return to court February 6

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou has been released from Canadian jail on US$7.5 million bail. However, the United States is eager for its northern neighbor to expedite the executive across the border for charges related to Iranian trade sanctions. Meng was arrested on December 1 and has been held in Vancover …

Pichai tells DC pols Chinese Google search isn’t imminent, but is being modeled

“Right now, there are no plans to launch search in China.” Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified to the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee that while his company will not be pursuing the Chinese search engine market in the near future that he will continue to push efforts on modeling …

Patch Tuesday’s coming; make sure you have Windows Update shut off and stop seeking!

I’ve seen a couple of verified reports that Microsoft is now pushing the newly revised Win10 September-October-November-December 2018 Update, version 1809, on “seekers.” Be aware that Microsoft, once again, interprets a click on “Check for updates,” as giving carte blanche to install whatever is in the kettle. Double, double toil …