Tag: Microsoft

Pioneers in Tech: Charles Simonyi, the brain behind Word and Excel

Pioneers in Tech: Charles Simonyi, the brain behind Word and Excel

It’s estimated at least 1.2 billion people worldwide use Microsoft Office products. The tech pioneer behind the flagship Office programs Word and Excel is the fascinating Charles Simonyi, whose Microsoft success has enabled him to become the first repeat space...

/ September 9, 2022
Tech Time Warp: The truth about shatter attacks

Tech Time Warp: The truth about shatter attacks

In this week’s Tech Time Warp, we’re looking back at August 2002, when security researcher Kristin Paget published a whitepaper on the dangers of “shatter attacks,” and Microsoft had more than a few quibbles with it.

/ August 5, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: New Microsoft Azure vulnerability

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: New Microsoft Azure vulnerability

Researchers at Point 42 discovered a flaw in Microsoft Azure’s Fabric, dubbed ‘FabricScape’, propagating the ongoing series of vulnerabilities that the platform has been facing. This vulnerability allows bad actors using Linux to escalate their own privileges to the extent...

/ July 10, 2022
Alternate cloud service providers are on the rise

Alternate cloud service providers are on the rise

A much larger percentage of IT organizations appear to be less committed to the top three cloud service providers as it becomes more apparent that the compute and storage platforms being delivered have become commodities. A survey of 458 development...

/ July 6, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Black Basta Ransomware Group threat

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Black Basta Ransomware Group threat

The Black Basta ransomware group is revamping an older malware known as Qbot, Qakbot and Plinkslipbot to exploit the Microsoft Exchange Server. A successful attack will allow threat actors the ability to gain target network access, collect critical personal information,...

/ June 24, 2022
Tech Time Warp: Computer users smell a RAT

Tech Time Warp: Computer users smell a RAT

The tech acronym “RAT” has two meanings: “remote administration tool,” or the software your friendly network administrator uses to install software or troubleshoot your computer issues, and “remote access trojan,” or the malware a nefarious individual uses to wreak havoc...

/ June 3, 2022
Tech Time Warp: Microsoft offers $250,000 to catch the makers of Mydoom

Tech Time Warp: Microsoft offers $250,000 to catch the makers of Mydoom

Beginning in late January 2004, an email worm called Mydoom caught the attention of the world—and led Microsoft to offer $250,000 for information leading to its creator’s apprehension. At its peak, Mydoom accounted for approximately one-quarter of all email traffic...

/ January 24, 2022
Tech Time Warp: Remembering Microsoft’s Z80 SoftCard

Tech Time Warp: Remembering Microsoft’s Z80 SoftCard

Microsoft’s recent success with the Surface doesn’t change the fact the tech giant is primarily known for software. After all, Windows and Microsoft Office are ubiquitous in corporate life. But don’t let these juggernauts erase memories of the Z80 SoftCard,...

/ April 2, 2021
Tech Time Warp: WebTV, your smart TV’s ancestor

Tech Time Warp: WebTV, your smart TV’s ancestor

Most of us have relied on streaming services to stay semi-sane during COVID-19 shutdowns. Did you know your smart TV has its roots in WebTV, a product that was truly ahead of its time (and its available bandwidth)?

/ September 18, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Bill Gates and the blue screen of death

Tech Time Warp: Bill Gates and the blue screen of death

We’ve all been there: A big presentation in front of the boss is felled by tech trouble. The Wi-Fi goes down, the HDMI cable suddenly fails, an unfortunate video autoplays, etc. Next time this happens, all you need to do...

/ April 24, 2020