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Daily Archives: August 1, 2019

  • Patch Lady – for those keeping track

    Posted on August 1st, 2019 at 14:03 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    My infamous Acer 32 gig max hard drive got 1903 offered up to it.  I did not attach an external USB hard drive, rather I left the internal drive and the SSD drive in it.  It gave me the “I don’t have enough room” and after I cleaned up the C drive a bit it saw both the C drive and the SSD drive and was supposedly going to use that for it’s needs to install the operating system.

    So I let it go for it… and….. and…. and…

    Once again once it kicked a reboot it gave the message that it couldn’t find the mounted drive and would not finish the upgrade to 1903.

    Dear Microsoft:  You should have never let OEMs sell this configuration.  You should never let OEMs sell a computer that can’t get feature updates without extreme actions on the part of the user.

  • Win10 usage share surges

    Posted on August 1st, 2019 at 07:36 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Win7’s taking it on the chin.

    Source: Netmarketshare

    It only took ’em four years. </snark off>

  • The BlueKeep situation gets murkier

    Posted on August 1st, 2019 at 06:39 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    There have been rumors for the past two weeks that there’s a working BlueKeep exploit on the darkweb. We’ve been fielding (and blocking) many posts on AskWoody claiming that the BlueKeep exploit is real and living in the ooze.

    Catalin Cimpanu (who, along with Kevin Beaumont, are my guiding lights on the topic) just posted a response to an inquiry from Kirsty:

    This is coming to a head because @zerosum0x0 now claims to have cracked the problem and handed all of his info over to Metasploit. If that’s true, and Metasploit publishes it (by no means a done deal, on either count), it could mean that we’re closer to a real, live BlueKeep worm.