Microsoft Windows XP Source Code Reportedly Leaked Online – Tempemail

Microsoft’s long-lived operating system Windows XP—that still powers over 1% of all laptops and desktop computers worldwide—has had its source code leaked online, allegedly, along with Windows Server 2003. Yes, you heard that right. The source code for Microsoft’s 19-year-old operating system was published as a torrent file on notorious Continue Reading

Unsecured Microsoft Bing Search Server Exposed User Queries and Location Data – Tempemail

A back-end server associated with Microsoft Bing exposed sensitive data of the search engine’s mobile application users, including search queries, device details, and GPS coordinates, among others. The logging database, however, doesn’t include any personal details such as names or addresses. The data leak, discovered by Ata Hakcil of WizCase on September Continue Reading

Game changer: Microsoft buys Elder Scrolls company ZeniMax for $7.5bn | Games

Microsoft is acquiring ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, publisher of the best-selling video game franchises The Elder Scrolls, Fallout and Doom. The $7.5bn deal (£5.85m) will see all future releases from Bethesda’s studios included on the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Xbox chief Phil Spencer said: “Like Continue Reading

TikTok: ByteDance ‘to partner with Oracle’ in US after rejecting Microsoft bid | TikTok

Bytedance will not sell TikTok’s US operations to Microsoft, the US tech firm has said in a statement, with reports the Chinese video-sharing app has instead picked a consortium led by Oracle as a “technology partner”. ByteDance has been in talks to sell TikTok’s US business since Donald Trump threatened Continue Reading

Microsoft Releases September 2020 Security Patches For 129 Flaws – Tempemail

As part of this month’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft today released a fresh batch of security updates to fix a total of 129 newly discovered security vulnerabilities affecting various versions of its Windows operating systems and related software. Of the 129 bugs spanning its various products — Microsoft Windows, Edge browser, Continue Reading

Microsoft joins court battle between Apple and Fortnite maker Epic | Apple

Microsoft has joined the court battle between Apple and Epic Games, filing a legal brief supporting the Fortnite developer’s right to carry on developing software for Mac and iOS while the case continues. The submission, signed by Kevin Gammill, the executive in charge of supporting developers on Microsoft’s Xbox console, Continue Reading

Microsoft Sides with Epic Games in Fight with Apple – Tempemail

Microsoft has put its weight behind Epic Games during its ongoing feud with Apple. The tech company says that Apple’s App Store created barriers and tolls – and these are even more serious than “Microsoft’s own Windows ever did when the company was found guilty of violating US antitrust laws.” Continue Reading