Windows 10 Technical Preview–Build 9860

Bonjour tout le monde,

Microsoft s’est beaucoup appuy√© sur les commentaires re√ßus pour produire cette nouvelle premi√®re mise √† jour de Windows 10 Technical Preview.
C’est en fait plus de 250000 messages via Windows Feedback, plus de 25000 messages du forum communautaire qui ont √©t√© pris en compte pour cette nouvelle build.
Microsoft pr√©cise √©galement qu’il peut se passer un certain temps avant de voir les modifications bas√©es sur les commentaires.

Cette premi√®re mise √† jour, build 9860, a d√©j√† commenc√© √† √™tre d√©ploy√© via Windows Update avec le plein de nouveaut√©s, changements et am√©liorations. Bien s√Ľr, il y a encore quelques bugs et des fonctionnalit√©s pas tout √† fait termin√©es mais le produit est d√©j√† bien avanc√©.

Si vous ne voulez pas attendre la mise à jour automatique, vous pouvez toujours effectuer "Rechercher des mises à jour" depuis Panneau de configurationSystème et sécurité.
Le volume √† t√©l√©charger "p√®se" entre 2 et 2,74 Go selon la langue et l’architecture du processeur.
Une fois la build 9860 install√©e, la machine devra red√©marrer et cela durera un peu plus long qu’habituellement; mais il ne faudra pas s’inqui√©ter plus que cela ;-)

La premi√®re ouverture de session sera un peu plus longue √©galement √† cause du re-param√©trage des applications, index de recherche, Synchronisation OneDrive, etc…

Certains problèmes connus
Dans cette version, la connexion à un réseau Wi-Fi est moins aisée mais cela sera corrigé dans une prochaine build.
Le design des fen√™tres n’est pas encore stabilis√© mais l’√©quipe en charge travaille sur l’aspect final.
L’interface d’Internet Explorer peut pr√©senter un fonctionnement hasardeux avec des √©l√©ments du menu disparaissant pendant l’utilisation, tout cela en fonction du pilote d’affichage.
C√īt√© alimentation, il pourrrait √©galement se produire quelques soucis sur mise en veille ou sur red√©marrage apr√®s mise en veille.
L’utilisation avec 2 moniteurs peut poser un probl√®me d’√©cran bleu √† la d√©connexion; un correctif est √† venir.

Finalement, qu’est-ce qui est nouveau dans cette build 9860 ?image
Microsoft parle de plus de 7000 am√©liorations et correctifs apport√©s – dont la plupart sont invisibles √† l’utilisateur – gr√Ęce aux rapports soumis par les utilisateurs de la build 9841. Comme quoi Microsoft s’est r√©ellement appuy√© sur le travail de chacun pour am√©liorer Windows 10.

L‚ÄôAction Center de Windows Phone arrive sur Windows 10. Il sert de centre de notification pour rep√©rer les √©l√©ments nouveaux, autant syst√®mes qu’applicatifs : nouveaux e-mails, messages Facebook, LinkedIn…, changement de statuts, √©v√®nements de calendriers; bref, tout cela en un seul et m√™me endroit.

D√©placer facilement les applications d’un moniteur √† l’autre : lorsque vous travaillez sur plusieurs moniteurs, utilisez WIN + CTRL + <arrow> pour d√©placer l’application active vers un autre moniteur. Vous pouvez trouver une liste de nouveaux raccourcis clavier pour la navigation et la gestion de vos postes de travail multiples en ici dans ce blog post.

Une nouvelle option est pr√©sente dans le panneau de configuration au niveau des mises √† jour : la vitesse √† laquelle vous souhaitez obtenir les nouvelles build. Option "Low" par d√©faut, cela donnera le temps d’utiliser une build pendant que les autres utilisateurs testeront la ou les nouvelles; "Fast", vous installerez les nouvelles builds d√®s leur disponibilit√©.

En attendant son arrivée et la découvrir ensemble, bon weekend.
Patrice.

Removal instructions for Auto Cinema

What is Auto Cinema?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Auto Cinema is a browser hijacker. These so-called “hijackers” manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F159478-removal-instructions-for-auto-cinema%2F

Got a few hours to watch some videos?

Lots of great videos here on this page:

Derbycon 2014 Videos (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos):
http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=videos/derbycon4/mainlist

I highly recommend spending a few hours looking around the videos here!

 

 

How to Open and Use Notification Center in Windows 10

The Notification Center is a new addition to Windows 10 Preview build 9860. The Notification Center collects and shows toast notifications and alerts from traditional Windows applications and system notifications, alongside those generated from Windows 8-style apps. Toast and notifications are then grouped in the Action Center by app and time. It will show you all of your past notifications until you clear them.

Microsoft has said that they plan to make this Notification Center feature in Windows 10 similar to the one in Windows Phone so there can be a unified experience for notifications.

Microsoft isn’t sure if they are going to go with the name Action Center or Notification Center for this feature yet, so it may change names in a future build of Windows 10.

“This build is focused ONLY on enabling basic notifications ‚Äď quick actions and cleaner UI will come later,” explains Microsoft‚Äôs Gabe Aul.

This tutorial will show you how to open and use the Notification Center in Windows 10 build 9860.

Read more…

Removal instructions for Shop For Rewards

What is Shop For Rewards?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Shop For Rewards is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F159417-removal-instructions-for-shop-for-rewards%2F

Windows 8.. Virus ridden and not working..

When I took this job on yesterday evening, it should have been relatively simple.

The machine had picked up a variation of the FBI virus plus other stuff no doubt, but as it was to be used by somebody other than the original user and nothing had been saved, I elected to do a back to factory reset.

The first part ran well, and it wasn’t long before I had a working Windows 8. The next job was to update it to the level where I could get it up to 8.1, and this is where the the first problem hit.

Checking for updates, it showed that there were 121 of them, so I set it to install. After two hours of downloading and installing, the machine rebooted and put up the message relating to FAILED updates and REVERTING back.

This morning, I decided to have another go and now there are 133 updates, so I set it to install them. Progress is slow but it accepted the first round of updates, upgraded to 8.1, ..

What really annoys me is that we sit in the MS Forums handing out advice to hapless end users that should work without a hitch, ESPECIALLY on a fresh install of Windows, and it DOESN’T work, and for no good reason.

OK.. so finally the HP is up to 8.1 Update and appears to be stable.. Smile

I have another machine here form the same client,  a  Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 which also needed junk removing from it. The job seemed to go well, but the system is so badly corrupted that it will hardly do anything in under 5 minutes and the HDD light is PERMANENTLY lit up. I saved all user data from it and as I type here, it is recovering back to factory default software.

Before I started the recovery, I did try restore points and noticed one which said ‚Äėremove PCBooster‚Äô. So now I have an idea of what screwed the OS, but who installed it?  I shouldn‚Äôt worry really, but I charge very little for what I do and it always includes the backing up of data because most of my clients and many more besides have no intention of ever learning how.

After having run one lot of updates after another, the Toshiba is now looking perilously close to being finished and in a state good enough to return to it’s rightful owner.. Smile

Removal instructions for Object_Browser_v1

What is Object_Browser_v1?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Object_Browser_v1 is a browser hijacker. These so-called “hijackers” manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F159409-removal-instructions-for-object-browser-v1%2F

Windows 10 Feature Request (and Interim Solution): Wildcard HOSTS file entries

Be sure to check out my recent blog post regarding my Windows 10 Feature Request (and Interim Solution): Wildcard HOSTS file entries. Here is an excerpt:

As a consultant building multiple web applications, especially solutions built with the Sitecore Experience Platform, I would spend too much time adjusting entries in my C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts file. If you are unaware of what the hosts file is, you can find out all about it and it‚Äôs history in this Wikipedia article: wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_(file). Some time ago I started implementing what should be a simple standardization best practice: all my local development sites utilize a common top level domain ‚Äď .local instead of .com. I have seen others use .dev and any other non-typical top level domain would work just as well.



Source: ASPAdvice Blog

Windows 10 Feature Request (and Interim Solution): Wildcard HOSTS file entries

Be sure to check out my recent blog post regarding my Windows 10 Feature Request (and Interim Solution): Wildcard HOSTS file entries. Here is an excerpt:

As a consultant building multiple web applications, especially solutions built with the Sitecore Experience Platform, I would spend too much time adjusting entries in my C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts file. If you are unaware of what the hosts file is, you can find out all about it and it’s history in this Wikipedia article: wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_(file). Some time ago I started implementing what should be a simple standardization best practice: all my local development sites utilize a common top level domain – .local instead of .com. I have seen others use .dev and any other non-typical top level domain would work just as well.



Source: ASPAdvice Blog

Run with PowerShell

Came across  something new today ‚Äď Run with PowerShell.

 

if you have PowerShell 3.0 or later installed ‚Äď right click on your script and select ‚ÄúRun with PowerShell‚ÄĚ

 

A few rules though ‚Äď The script can‚Äôt take parameters or output anything to the prompt. You can‚Äôt interact with the script or the console window.

 

Execution policy is set to Bypass ‚Äď not sure I like that idea  – unless the ExecutionPolicy is Allsigned in which case only signed scripts can be run this way.  See about_Run_With_PowerShell for more details

DSC for Exchange

A series of posts on using the Exchange DSC resources ‚Äď starts here

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mhendric/archive/2014/10/17/managing-exchange-2013-with-dsc-part-1-introducing-xexchange.aspx

Removal instructions for CinemaxME

What is CinemaxME?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that CinemaxME is a browser hijacker. These so-called “hijackers” manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F159353-removal-instructions-for-cinemaxme%2F

FBI Study – over 500,000,000 accounts exposed in past 12 months

The FBI and other authorities have quantified the many data breaches seen in past year.¬† The use of “hacked” means security records were exposed and these actual account information may or may not have been downloaded¬†by the¬†bad guys¬†in the process.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/10/20/secret-service-fbi-hack-cybersecuurity/17615029/

QUOTE: WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ Federal officials warned companies Monday that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records over the past 12 months, essentially breaking into banks without ever entering a building.

“We’re in a day when a person can commit about 15,000 bank robberies sitting in their basement,” said Robert Anderson, executive assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Cyber Response and Services Branch.

The U.S. financial sector is one of the most targeted in the world, FBI and Secret Service officials told business leaders at a cybersecurity event organized by the Financial Services Roundtable. The event came in the wake of mass hacking attacks against Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase and other financial institutions.

Nearly 439 million records were stolen in the past six months, said Supervisory Special Agent Jason Truppi of the FBI. Nearly 519 million records were stolen in the past 12 months, he said.

About 35% of the thefts were from website breaches, 22% were from cyberespionage, 14% occurred at the point of sale when someone bought something at a retail store, and 9% came when someone swiped a credit or debit card, the FBI said.

About 110 million Americans ‚ÄĒ equivalent to about 50% of U.S. adults ‚ÄĒ have had their personal data exposed in some form in the past year, said Tim Pawlenty, president of the Financial Services Roundtable and the former governor of Minnesota.

About 80% of hacking victims in the business community didn’t even realize they’d been hacked until they were told by government investigators, vendors or customers, according to a recent study by Verizon cited by Pawlenty.

Spybot Search & Destroy Weekly Update – October 22, 2014

2014-10-22

Adware
++ Ad.CheckMeUp ++ Ad.PremierOpinion
PUPS
+ myPCBackup
Trojan
++ Win32.Bezha + Win32.Muollo + Win32.Qhost.ahnj + Win32.Ramnit.F
Total: 2601013 fingerprints in 810919 rules for 7354 products.

¬Ľwww.safer-networking.org/about/updates/

Microsoft Security Advisory Notification Issued: October 21, 2014

Security Advisories Updated or Released Today

* Microsoft Security Advisory (3010060)
– Title: Vulnerability in Microsoft OLE Could Allow Remote Code
Execution
– ¬Ľtechnet.microsoft.com/library/se¬∑¬∑¬∑/3010060
– Revision Note: V1.0 (October 21, 2014): Advisory published.

Conferencias en Argentina: Ruby, Python, Smalltalk, PHP, Uqbar, JSConf

Esta es la época de las conferencias, en la primavera de mi pais, Argentina. Tenemos para todos los gustos. Las que tengo presentes son:

RubyConf 2014
http://rubyconfargentina.org/
Octubre 24, 25, Buenos Aires

PyCon 2014
http://myconference.co/pyconar2014/
del Jueves 13 de Noviembre al Sábado 15, Rafaela, Santa Fé

Smalltalks 2014
http://www.fast.org.ar/smalltalks2014
Noviembre 5 al 7, Córdoba, Córdoba

PHP Conference 2014
http://2014.phpconference.com.ar/
Noviembre 7 y 8, Buenos Aires

Uqbar WISIT 2014
http://www.uqbar-project.org/events/wisit-2014
Noviembre 28 y 29, 2014, Buenos Aires

JSConf 2014
http://www.jsconfar.com/
Noviembre 29, Buenos Aires (parece que es un solo día)

Nos leemos!

Angel ‚ÄúJava‚ÄĚ Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

Swift Programming 101: Inheritance & Polymorphism



Step-by-step tutorial teaches you inheritance and polymorphism in Swift!

http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/31369/swift-programming-101-inheritance-polymorphism

All the best! 
Kevin McNeish 
Author: iOS App Development for Non-Programmers book series 
Twitter: @kjmcneish 

Data Breach – Early reports for possible Staples compromise

Hopefully the scope of the latest will continue to be isolated to about a dozen of the 1800 stores nationwide.  During WSJ report this morning, it was noted that approximately 400 million accounts have been compromised over the past year collectively by the many firms impacted.  

http://www.zdnet.com/staples-investigates-possible-data-breach-credit-card-fraud-7000034902/

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/10/banks-credit-card-breach-at-staples-stores/

QUOTE: Multiple banks say they have identified a pattern of credit and debit card fraud suggesting that several Staples Inc. office supply locations in the Northeastern United States are currently dealing with a data breach. Staples says it is investigating ‚Äúa potential issue‚ÄĚ and has contacted law enforcement.

According to more than a half-dozen sources at banks operating on the East Coast, it appears likely that fraudsters have succeeded in stealing customer card data from some subset of Staples locations, including seven Staples stores in Pennsylvania, at least three in New York City, and another in New Jersey.

Framingham, Mass.-based Staples has more than 1,800 stores nationwide, but so far the banks contacted by this reporter have traced a pattern of fraudulent transactions on a group of cards that had all previously been used at a small number of Staples locations in the Northeast.

The fraudulent charges occurred at other (non-Staples) businesses, such as supermarkets and other big-box retailers. This suggests that the cash registers in at least some Staples locations may have fallen victim to card-stealing malware that lets thieves create counterfeit copies of cards that customers swipe at compromised payment terminals.

Real patch pain metrics

Humor me please?

If you can recall a patch directly causing impact to your systems please email me directly Рemail susan-at-msmvps.com (change the -at- to @) with the KB number and what it impacted please?  I would love to put together a list of real patch pain, and not just perceived patch pain.

Fact:  There have been a lot of non security updates that are impacting our patching views.

(I’m looking at you Exchange)

Case in point:
8/26/2014    CU 6 for Exchange 2013        http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2997209        http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2014/08/26/released-cumulative-update-6-for-exchange-server-2013.aspx

Fact:  There have been a lot of click to run issues impacting our patching views:

6/13/2014    Click to run        Uninstall/reinstall        http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2014/06/13/june-public-update-issue-affecting-click-to-run-users.aspx
5/22/2014    Click to run        Activation issues        http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2014/05/22/c2r-update-may-2014.aspx

Fact:  There have been hiccups in Office releases Рespecially in regards to Outlook:
8/13/2014    Outlook 2013    KB2881011    Replaced with KB2889859        http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2014/08/13/august-2014-office-update-release.aspx

Lord knows KB2919355 has impacted my view of this year.

Off the top of my head these are recent pulled patches:
MS14-045 pulled and rereleased.
KB2949927 pulled

Anytime you see a Kernel update, expect slight turbulence especially in the consumer side.  Kernel updates interact with malware infected machines, pirated machines and antivirus vendors that get a little too much protection efforts.

I see the problem as a bit like the Ebola scare in the USA.¬† We’re scared because of a lack of communication.

There’s a lack of post release follow up and communication as I see it.¬† We have no idea how many machines are impacted, we just see the social echo of headlines and twitter feeds.

I am concerned that it seems like it’s taking longer to get investigations done.

We’re a week after release date and I still haven’t a clue why KB3000061 is failing, if the RDP patch is going to get a fix or if the fix should be expected from the vendors or what.

While security patches have a known issue section, other patches need a “we’re investigating” section with follow up.

So?¬† Can you help me out with a feel on REAL patch pain versus perceived patch pain?¬† I don’t want to know “I heard about an issue on a random blog/twitter account that someone was impacted”… I want to know exactly what patch gave you pain.

Microsoft embarque Docker dans le prochain Windows Server…

Bonjour à tous,

Les annonces se font r√©guli√®res depuis juin dernier. C’est officiel !

Microsoft et Docker ont annonc√© un partenariat pour la prise en charge des conteneurs pour la prochaine version de Windows Server. Scott Guthrie, vice-pr√©sident ex√©cutif de l‚Äôactivit√© Cloud Entreprise a indiqu√© : ¬ę nous reconnaissons l‚Äôimportance d‚Äôoffrir la flexibilit√© √† nos clients qui √©volue dans un monde o√Ļ les priorit√©s sont la mobilit√© et le Cloud ¬Ľ.

Docker

Il ne s’agit pas de la première annonce de Microsoft sur Docker. Les conteneurs Linux sont déjà pris en charge dans Azure, et les deux acteurs ont travaillé sur l’intégration de l’outil d’orchestration de Microsoft Azure. Docker Hub est maintenant disponible dans Azure Management Portal et Azure Gallery.

En Juin, Microsoft Azure avait ajouté le support des conteneurs Docker sur VM Linux.
Microsoft et Docker Inc. ont annonc√© conjointement l’apport de l’√©cosyst√®me Windows Server √† la communaut√© Docker :
- dans la prochaine version de 2015 dans Windows Server,
- développement open-source de la Docker Engine pour Windows Server,
- support Azure avec les API Docker Open Orchestration,
- intégrer Docker Hub dans Azure Gallery et Management Portal.

En utilisant les conteneurs Docker sur la prochaine version de Windows Server, Microsoft met √† disposition des solutions ouvertes Docker √† la fois sur Windows Server et Linux r√©unissant les meilleures technologies de l’√©cosyst√®me Linux et Windows Server.

Plus d’informations
http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/10/15/new-windows-server-containers-and-azure-support-for-docker/
http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/07/10/azure-collaboration-with-google-and-docker/
http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/08/28/hackathon-with-kubernetes-on-azure/

Ressources machine virtuelle Linux
Cr√©ation d’une machine virtuelle
http://azure.microsoft.com/fr-fr/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-linux-tutorial/
Vidéo Create a Linux Virtual Machine http://azure.microsoft.com/fr-fr/documentation/videos/create-a-linux-virtual-machine

Bonne journée.
Patrice.

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