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With yesterday’s Patch Tuesday security update, Microsoft has flagged a change in the way Windows verifies driver software that could spur a rise in driver errors for Windows 10 users. 

Microsoft details the two driver-related error messages users of all supported versions of Windows 10 and Windows Server might see after installing the October Patch Tuesday security update. 

The errors will happen if Windows can’t verify the publisher of the driver software or if the driver lacks a signature. 

SEE: Windows 10 Start menu hacks (TechRepublic Premium)

“When installing a third-party driver, you might receive the error, “Windows can’t verify the publisher of this driver software”. You might also see the error, “No signature was present in the subject” when attempting to view the signature properties using Windows Explorer,” Microsoft explains under known issues with this update for Windows 10 version 2004. 

According to Microsoft, the error occurs when an

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an open laptop computer sitting on top of a table: You'll need to manually update your drivers in Windows 10 if automatic updates aren't enabled. Hollis Johnson


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You’ll need to manually update your drivers in Windows 10 if automatic updates aren’t enabled. Hollis Johnson

  • To update your drivers in Windows 10, open the Device Manager and right-click the device you need to update.
  • The most important drivers on your computer will likely be updated automatically along with other Windows updates, but you can still check for updates manually.
  • Drivers are essential software that keep the various devices and components in your Windows computer working properly.
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Drivers are software that various devices on your Windows computer, such as the sound and graphics cards, rely on to work properly. Without these drivers, most of your computer would break down.

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And like other pieces of software, they occasionally need to be updated. However, it’s not always easy to figure out how to update them.

Many drivers

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WISeKey Secures Ensurity’s Passwordless Access to Microsoft Windows and Azure AD

While the popularity of remote working is rising, organizations are struggling to maintain a consistent digital security to protect their sensitive data in transit. Ensurity has selected WISeKey’s certified cybersecurity solutions to secure digital credentials of geographically distributed workforces.

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Geneva, Switzerland – Hyderabad, India – October 8, 2020: WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a leading global cybersecurity and IoT company, announced today that Ensurity Technologies (“Ensurity”), a Hyderabad, India-based cybersecurity company and a member of Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), has selected WISeKey’s Common Criteria certified secure microprocessors to design its ThinC-AUTH FIDO2 certified biometric key to access Microsoft® Windows® and Azure® AD.

For more than two decades, WISeKey has been one of the very few recognized providers of hardware and software, first-in-class digital

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Microsoft is making some firm commitments to the future of app stores on Windows today. The software giant has published 10 principles it’s adopting as promises to app developers, including that it won’t block competing stores on the platform or block specific business models an app may use to make money.

The principles also cover Microsoft holding its own apps to the same standards as competing apps and a commitment to “charge reasonable fees” that are reflective of rival app stores on Windows. Microsoft also says it won’t block apps on Windows based on a developer’s choice of in-app payment systems.

These new principles are a clear response to app store issues surrounding both Apple and Google — in particular, Epic Games’ ongoing legal battle with Apple. Epic Games implemented its own payment system inside Fortnite on both iOS and Android, breaching Apple and Google’s policies and forcing developers

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Windows 10 will soon alert users if their SSD is at risk of breaking down, and advise them to backup their data pronto.

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Microsoft wants to make sure you don’t end up looking like this guy.

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We’ve all been in the unfortunate situation of desperately trying to recover important data from a storage drive that’s met an untimely end. Fortunately, Microsoft is now working on a new feature that will help warn users of an impending drive failure before the dreaded event occurs.

The new feature comes packaged as part of the latest
Windows 10

Insider Preview Build 20226, and is designed to detect hardware abnormalities for NVMe SSD and provide a heads-up when it detects a risk of imminent failure. If a problem is detected, Windows will provide a notification recommending that users immediately back up their data – immediately being the key word, here.

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Windows can stop working, in fact, fail to start because of any hardware and software change. These changes interfere with the regular boot process, and the bootloader becomes clueless. When that happens, it becomes painful because you can get access to it. In this post, we will try to resolve the problem with the troubleshooting tips.

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Windows failed to start; A recent hardware or software change might be the cause

The problem is usually with the missing bootloader or connected hardware. You will need to make a bootable USB drive to boot into advanced recovery. Since you cannot access your computer, you can use another Windows 10 PC to create the bootable disk. The options you have are:

  1. Check Hardware
  2. Automatic Repair
  3. Rebuild BCD
  4. Set Correct Boot Order

You will also need an admin account in one of the processes so make sure you remember that.

1] Set Correct Boot

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Microsoft Lumia 950 Windows 10 Mobile

The overwhelming majority of smartphones on the market today are powered by Android or iOS, but it wasn’t long ago that Microsoft was in the game with Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile.

Windows 10 Mobile was Microsoft’s last attempt to gain traction with a smartphone operating system. It offered a distinctive Live Tile interface, a desktop mode for external displays, and support for universal Windows apps.

Unfortunately, the Achilles Heel for Microsoft’s latest mobile OS continued to be a lack of apps compared to Android and iOS. This would be a significant contributing factor to the platform’s demise, but did you know that Microsoft was in the advanced stages of bringing Android app support to Windows 10 Mobile?

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Microsoft's Project Astoria initiative.

Microsoft initially developed multiple software “bridges” for Windows 10 Mobile, with the purpose of helping developers easily port their apps from legacy Windows, iOS, and Android. The first two

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a screen shot of an open laptop computer sitting on top of a table: It's easy to turn on the camera on a Windows 10 computer. Crystal Cox/Business Insider


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It’s easy to turn on the camera on a Windows 10 computer. Crystal Cox/Business Insider

  • You can turn on the camera on your Windows computer immediately using the built-in Camera app.
  • If the camera on your PC isn’t working, it might not be enabled, or might not be turned on.
  • If you’re using an external webcam, you might also need to install software or updates for it.
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When it’s working properly, Windows 10’s Camera app is extremely easy to use on both laptops and desktops. 

But sometimes the Camera might not work as expected. Here’s how to turn on your camera in Windows 10, and what to do if you run into any issues.

How to turn on your camera in Windows 10

1. Click the search bar or magnifying glass icon in the bottom-left corner of

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It’s been a while since Microsoft officials talked up what’s happening with Windows 10 on Arm. But on September 30, Microsoft provided a bit of an update on some of the work that’s been happening with that platform.

Microsoft confirmed in a blog post on September 30 that Windows on Arm will be able to run x64 apps with x64 emulation. Windows Insiders will get this capability in test builds in November. The blog post doesn’t mention when this capability will be generally available.

Currently, Windows on Arm natively supports Arm apps, including ARM64 versions. But so far, only 32-bit Intel (x86) apps are supported in emulation. This lack of x64 emulation has limited the number of apps that can run on Windows on Arm devices, since apps that are 64-bit only haven’t been able to run on these devices. In May, there were hints Microsoft was making

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This week, we took an exclusive look at the chaos that unfolded inside Twitter in the hours after the accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and dozens more got hacked. Twitter has since tightened up its internal security—but with the election a little over a month away, has it done enough?

The Justice Department continued its busy month this week, announcing the global arrests of 179 alleged dark web vendors in a coordinated effort with Europol. Authorities credit the takedown of the dark web bazaar Wall Street Market in May of last year with leading them to the suspects. Facebook showed some muscle this week as well, dismantling disinformation networks that originated in China, the Philippines, and most troubling of all Russian military intelligence. And a tip from a kid about a suspicious TikTok profile led researchers to uncover adware in apps that had been collectively downloaded 2.4 million times.

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