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5 tips for buying a new computer

The holiday season is approaching fast, and many people are currently looking to purchase presents for their loved ones. Tech items like computers are likely to be among the most popular gifts. But there are so many different computers out there, meaning that finding the perfect one can be difficult. We’ve outlined some tips that […]

How your boring brand can win on social media

You may think social media is designed for exciting brands like Google or MTV. And who could blame you, as these brands both have millions of followers. Because of this, you may think there’s no place for your boring brand on social media, right? Think again. Here is one brand that’s making some noise in […]

Office 2016 for Mac is now available

Office 2016 for Mac has arrived, and it brings with it several new features to Microsoft’s popular productivity suite and cloud-based services. Microsoft has fixed various bugs and functionality issues in its latest Office version, allowing users to fully make use of the software and integrate it seamlessly with their Mac platform. Here’s all you […]

Storm warning: prepare staff and clients

When your employees see snow on the ground, the thought of a day off immediately pops into their heads. Of course your customers are still reliant on you to provide the goods and services they have come to expect from your business. Before a storm hits, you should be communicating with both staff and clients […]

Windows 10

Windows 10

Microsoft is pushing their Windows 10, but you should not get it right away. There is no reason to reserve your copy as you can get it for "free" for a year. Reserved copies will be pushed out on July 30 whether you want it or not. If you did reserve your copy you can cancel your reservation fairly easily.

How hard will it be to achieve Stage 2?

Achieving Stage 2 is so much more difficult than achieving Stage 1. According to some reports, many healthcare providers will be caught off guard. Many thresholds will increase significantly in Stage 2, so health-care providers who are not yet accustomed to performing at levels specified in Stage 1 may have a hard time operating or […]

Counterfeit Software Preloaded with Malware and the Link to Botnets: Operation b70

Source: blogs.technet.com
Author: Tim Rains - Microsoft

For years I have heard talk in the industry that much of the counterfeit software available on the Internet was preloaded with malware. How much of the counterfeit software available is preloaded with malware? What type of malware is preloaded on these systems and what does it allow the attackers to do?

Today, Microsoft’s Digital Crime Unit (DCU) made an announcement that allows us to get a glimpse into the answers to these questions.