Today’s Developments In The Tech And Software Arena

In the tech and software development arena, Adobe Systems has announced the implementation of security patches for the Cold Fusion app server. Unfortunately, this server has been an increasingly attractive target for hackers. However, with its new patches, Adobe hopes to close any possible loopholes, thereby thwarting existing and future hackers.

These updates can be found for Cold Fusion 10 and 11, addressing important vulnerabilities in the security system and might possibly lead to the disclosure of sensitive information.

All administrators are being advised to upgrade their Cold Fusion version to Version 10 Update or Version 11 Update. This of course, depends upon the brand being used. The Cold Fusion 2016 release however, has not been affected, according to a security bulletin released by Adobe.

Elsewhere, Microsoft has announced a New Windows 10 notification system to keep users informed on a regular basis of Microsoft services that may be, or become, available.

Some Microsoft 10 users will soon begin receiving notices, a direct message called: “Direct from Microsoft”, which may be used to deliver any details pertaining to users’ Microsoft accounts and ancillary services.

Microsoft Rewards (the new name for Bing Rewards), is also to be found under Settings, however, this “New From Microsoft” app may be turned off or on by the user.

This innovation from Microsoft promises to be a channel not only to highlight information, but to include notice of such items as an expiring subscription, limits, security alerts and family safety (parental control) options as well.

Many report, unfortunately, that since the arrival of Windows 10, the bumps in the road have been noticeable and numerous. Among issues reported, one of the most notable has been the freezing up of PCs and another is broken webcams.

Reports also indicate that Windows 10 has received a cold reception from the business world with many businesses claiming that the new OS continues to lag behind the older Windows 8 and Windows XP. Windows XP continues to be the Number One choice among larger enterprises, companies that use a great number of computers and all the services available to them.

In a footnote to this news, polls indicate that while executives do like Windows 10, the average employee does not.