Windows 10 news recap: ZIP file problems expected to be fixed in early November, security researchers show zero-day vulnerability, and more
Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.
Microsoft confirms ZIP file problems in Windows 10 1809, expects “early November” fix
Problems with Windows 10 continue to surface following the release of version 1809, this time with ZIP files. Copying files from a ZIP folder without extracting it may cause it not to copy or move correctly. Microsoft says it expects a fix in early November.
Microsoft is now testing sandboxing Windows Defender, here’s how to enable it sooner
To improve the security of Windows Defender, Microsoft’s built-in anti-malware software for Windows 10, the company has been working on sandboxing the software, and it now has a sandbox mode in testing.
Windows 10 Twitter PWA updates with image tagging & other improvements
Twitter has been busy working on an update to its PWA, including allowing up to 10 accounts to be tagged in attached images, performance improvements, and more.
Security researchers release Windows zero-day exploit proof of concept
Security researchers have found a zero-day exploit in Windows and have shown off a proof of concept. It affects Windows 10, but is patched as of October.
Confirmed as well on Win10 1803, fully-patched as of October.
It's perhaps worth noting that the service used by the PoC, Data Sharing Service (dssvc.dll), does not seem to be present on Windows 8.1 and earlier systems. https://t.co/W8cNNC4xYO
— Will Dormann (@wdormann) October 23, 2018
That’s it for this week, we’ll be back next week with more Windows 10 news!Further reading: Microsoft, Twitter, Windows 10, Windows Defender