In a battle that is so ancient most no longer consider it an issue, Microsoft has gone away with the safe removal for USB flash drives. The original suggestion by Microsoft was to eliminate data lose if a user removed the drive before properly ejecting it. Nine out of ten times you wouldn’t lose data, […]
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Microsoft is creating a new connection for their tablet and laptop devices but as revealed in their newest patent filing, the working version of its Surface connector port will resemble the magnetic snap of past Apple devices while maintaining current USB-C compatibility standards.
When a USB stick is connected to a PC the Windows operating system enumerates the device.Â In simple terms, this means Windows will check to see what type of device was just connected, a HID device, Mass Storage Devicet etc, it will also check the speed of the device. During the enumeration process some registry […]
Microsoft has made available a new version of “Defender” to ride infected computers of malware, including rootkits which highjack your boot process and corrupt your computer. The “Defender Offline Beta” is available from Microsoft for free [here] and does require updates as virus definitions are always changing. Definitions are files that provide an encyclopedia of […]
Granted I didn’t think of this concept, but looking back, it’s odd this USB hack took as long as it did.Â Hacker, Jonas Wagner, was able to rig his Microsoft Kinect to a USB missile launcher.Â From what we’ve read, Jonas wanted to control a missile launcher with his Kinect, only problem is that he […]
USB Autorun is a favorite among USB promotional companies as it will autorun their website, PDF files or movies.Â USB Autorun also gives the pirates and hackers an open door to reak havoc on your system. Last year one of the worst virus’ spread via USB and it’s most important attribute for success was the […]