Starting From Patch Scratch
I was reminded this week why keeping a Windows based computer up to date on security patches can seem overwhelming for many users.
I recently had to ship my 6-month old HP laptop back to the repair center after the system stopped going into "hibernate" or "standby" modes, meaning that anytime I shut the lid on the laptop while it was unplugged the hard drive kept spinning and draining the battery. A repair of the operating system didn't fix it, nor did backing up the data and completely reinstalling the OS with all of the manufacturer's drivers. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer Security - (washingtonpost.com)
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