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

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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.

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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 Take a look in this morning’s AskWoody Plus Newsletter issue 16.18.0.

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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.

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9 Best Features Why You Need A Windows 10 Operating System

The operating system of one’s laptop or computer is important because it’s responsible for the overall performance of your network. At the same time, they are helpful when it comes to storing your data, programs, and other files you need to keep. So, it is important that you need to update them to cope up with whatever changes and updates your network will face.

That said, Microsoft offers the biggest array of Windows options for everyone to use. Windows 10 is the latest operating system they have innovated. In that case, if you are using Windows 7 or 8 for your PC’s, then you should upgrade it to Windows 10. Besides, there are many ways you can use to make sure that your existing operating system will be upgraded to Windows 10.

Hence, in line with your decision of upgrading your computer operating system to Windows 10, you must also understand that there are several features you need to acknowledge before finally installing it. So, in this article, we’d like to show you the best features that Windows 10 can offer and why you need to upgrade your operating system as soon as possible.

Metro Apps

This feature already exists in Windows 8 but it’s not totally innovated. When you get to upgrade to Windows 10, the Metro Apps feature is a little bit tweaked so it can fit your PC’s sensibilities.  It’s available in the desktop window compared to Windows 8 where you are head on to a full-screen app. It’s also included in the toolbar options which you can instantly access by only navigating your mouse.


The Windows 10 is formatted by Microsoft intricately so it can fit all touchscreen devices. This feature allows you to provide more information on how each user can switch a Windows 8 style built or desktop mode to your PC or mobile devices.

Moreover, hybrid devices have the ability to alternate modes depending on what the user wants as he touches the keyboard. Besides, if you like to have a tablet mode for your PC, clicking the Start Menu will help you expand so it can fit the whole screen.

Also Read: Best Windows 10 Themes and Skins 2019 To Enhance Windows Look

Action Center Notifications

This is a feature where you can find relevant information about your daily tasks, reminders, and all archives. It is very important especially if you are a working individual because this feature will let you remind of the things you need to do on a daily basis. It’s a useful feature especially if you possess a busy schedule so you’ll not miss urgent tasks that you need to accomplish.


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