Microsoft suspends the Meltdown and Specter patches for PCs with AMD processors because they stop booting

Since last January 4, a thread in the official forum of Microsoft has been filled with complaints from users with AMD processors. After installing the security updates against the Meltdown and Specter vulnerabilities, their computers did not boot. When they turn on they hang up and show the Windows logo without going through that screen, error 0x800f0845 appearing later.

Skype is suffering an identity crisis

Microsoft still does not know what to do with Skype, so they have decided to copy the Snapchat filters. At the beginning of June they announced a new generation of Skype and a totally renewed design. The goal of this new Skype was to “make your conversations more fun”. For this they decided to do something that is customary…

Microsoft has patented a technology that could prevent you from using files downloaded without permission in Windows 10

An interesting patent that Microsoft entered in 2015 has finally been approved and therefore made public. It is basically a mechanism to detect and block content obtained without a license, in addition to identifying those who repeatedly engage in these activities. It is not known with any certainty if this is going to be implemented in Windows 10,…

Blackbird, an automatic pro-privacy tool for Windows 10 users

Windows 10 has long been accused of compromising users privacy with the EFF as the primary champion of the case (allegations Microsoft has already responded to ). The truth is that we live in an age where everything is connected and where, to access certain services, we must make sacrifices. Privacy is increasingly volatile, despite the efforts of activists such as cypherpunks. In…