Hitting SHIFT+F10 during Windows 10 upgrade is enough to elevate the user to SYSTEM

A really dumb (but serious) Windows 10 vulnerability On Mikko Hypponen’s twitter account i’ve read this twit: The linked article on Sami Laiho’s website exposes a vulnerability as simple as serious: if you hit SHIFT+F10 during Windows upgrade process you can obtain a command prompt with SYSTEM privileges. The installation of a new build is…

Windows 10: a deep dive on privacy issues by EFF

And some interesting comments from Bruce Schneier’s blog Bruce Schneier, on his blog, has linked an interesting article from eff.org about privacy implications of Windows 10: The trouble with Windows 10 doesn’t end with forcing users to download the operating system. Windows 10 sends an unprecedented amount of usage data back to Microsoft, particularly if…

Microsoft will double the number of Ads in the start menu of Windows 10?

I just read this on The Verge: Seriously? Ads? But, what kind of Ads? Really, by reading the article it turns out that the “Ads” are just placeholders for applications that Microsoft ‘recommends’ for download, differentiated by country: Promoted apps are typically used on new PCs as links to encourage Windows 10 users to download Store…

Windows 10: fix ‘two-finger scrolling’ issue for Synaptics touchpads

UPDATE July 31, 2015 A good solution for users who have upgraded from Windows 8 / 8.1 is suggested in the comments by Tobias Shen: The final solution was I uninstalled my Lenovo Pointing Device driver [device manager, mouse and other pointing devices], went to their website and downloaded the Windows 10 mouse driver. After…