There’s now a freely available proof of concept exploit for the “wormable” WinXP/Win7 bug

But it isn’t yet capable of inflicting damage The situation with #BlueKeep is slowly evolving. There is one real proof of concept on Github now which reaches the trigger of issue, however it does not cause denial of service or have ability to run code. — Kevin Beaumont (@GossiTheDog) May 20, 2019

from AskWoody https://www.askwoody.com/2019/theres-now-a-freely-available-proof-of-concept-exploit-for-the-wormable-winxp-win7-bug/…

Best of the Lounge: The battery problem, Chromebooks, Linux on Win10, and a new forum for Win7

Elly resurrects an old Windows Secrets favorite: An ongoing list of interesting discussions on the Lounge. Each week, Best of the Lounge will point to discussions that may be of interest. Want to explore something new? All it takes is a click and a gander. New this morning in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 16.18.0.

from AskWoody https://www.askwoody.com/2019/best-of-the-lounge-the-battery-problem-chromebooks-linux-on-win10-and-a-new-forum-for-win7/…

Deanna’s Freeware Spotlight: SwiftSearch

Tired of trying to get Windows’ slow search routine to cooperate with your hard drive? Take a look at SwiftSearch, the freeware pick of the week from Deanna at OlderGeeks.com. Take a look in this morning’s AskWoody Plus Newsletter issue 16.18.0.

from AskWoody https://www.askwoody.com/2019/deannas-freeware-spotlight-swiftsearch/…

Use Microsoft Authenticator to add two-factor authorization to MS websites

Lance Whitney returns with a full description of Microsoft’s Authenticator app, which makes it reasonably easy to add two-factor authentication to Microsoft’s web sites, and a few others. Out this morning to Plus members in Issue 16.18.0 of the AskWoody Plus Newsletter.

from AskWoody https://www.askwoody.com/2019/use-microsoft-authenticator-to-add-two-factor-authorization-to-ms-websites/…