Microsoft: Windows 10 Will Auto-Uninstall Buggy Updates…And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

 

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Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?

1 — Microsoft: Windows 10 can now automatically uninstall buggy updates.

If you have automatically downloaded Windows 10 updates that aren’t compatible with your device, there’s no need to worry. The company says Windows 10 can now remove “problematic updates” without requiring user interaction—a feature that aims to address updates with more severe incompatibility issues, specifically ones that prevent a Windows 10 PC from starting up. The OS will try to address the failure by uninstalling recently installed updates, but this ‘last resort’ will only be taken when all other automatic recovery attempts have failed. (Source: ZDNet)

Why this is important for your business:

Sometimes we put off upgrading to the most recent version of Windows because…hey, if it isn’t broke, why fix it, right?  And let’s face it – sometimes those upgrades break more things than they fix. The fact is that upgrading whenever a new version is available is an important thing we need to do in order to protect against malware and data breaches. With this new feature I believe we can take more comfort in keeping current with our Windows upgrades. But…you try first, OK? Then let me know.  (My company, The Marks Group PC is a Microsoft Partner).

2 – A point of sale malware campaign targets hospitality and entertainment businesses.

There’s a new malware going around and it set its sights on restaurants and other retailers, particularly those in the entertainment and hospitality industries that use point of sale software.  The idea is to steal credit card information from customers. It’s called DMSniff and it’s been around since 2016 but now it’s caught the attention of more security firms and researchers. (Source: ZDNet)

Author: Anindita Ghosh