Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT Core operating system and its corresponding hardware specification (SDK) was released in June 2016. In October 2016, Microsoft said that it would never support ARM as an alternative processor architecture for Windows 10 IoT Core devices. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, «Devices that come pre-loaded with Windows 10 IoT Core use an x86-based architecture, to be able to run the most widely used applications and hardware drivers available today.» Microsoft’s IoT Core operating system is based on Windows 10.
According to Microsoft, Windows 10 IoT Core will not run on ARM-based processors. The company stated in October 2016, «We will never support running Windows 10 IoT Core on ARM-based chips, and chips based on Windows 10 IoT Core will not be able to run Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, or Windows 10 Enterprise.» In May 2017, Microsoft said that «SAMSUNG P8» chip-based products are «currently not supported» but may be supported at a later date.
A Microsoft spokesperson indicated that «If the IoT core is not supported on any chip and it is considered a viable alternative, then the solution is to use an alternative operating system.»
Y.H. Thomas Yang from ICT for Transformation remarked, «It would make IoT more relevant because the operating system would be open and an alternative operating system would be more supported by 3rd parties as well.» A Microsoft spokesperson stated, «IoT is an important new category of devices. In order for this category of devices to drive the creation of new economy and society, the foundation of the Internet of Things needs to be solid.»
Microsoft added 2 x86 chips to their Surface 3 (i3-6100U) and Surface 3 convertible (i5-6200U): A Surface 3 «i5» with Intel UHD Graphics 620 and a Surface 3 «i5» with Intel UHD Graphics 620 are available.
Microsoft’s Surface 3 processor supports Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, and Windows 10 Enterprise. It features a 7th generation Intel Core i5. This Surface 3 processor is also used in Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 (i5), Surface Book 2 Signature Edition (i7), and Surface Book 2 Signature Edition Core i7.
Windows 10 IoT Core and its corresponding hardware specifications, in contrast to older Windows RT (including Windows 8.1 and Windows 10) and Windows Phone platforms, does not exclusively work on ARM processors. Windows 10 IoT Core (and Windows
Microsoft warns of new ransomware threats in a new variant of the crooks’ little program
Ransomware can make your system vulnerable to attack. But with a little planning you can avoid any down time and keep your data safe. By following a few simple steps, you can protect your system, and make it resistant to ransomware attack.
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is malicious software that locks down all of your data, files, documents, emails, and other data on your computer. The program can be a virus, spyware, Trojan horse, or a worm. When ransomware finds its way into your system, it creates a variety of folders and locks them. This is because the malware can’t be removed easily from a folder if it is locked. So, it can then lock other folders on your system. This makes it impossible for you to access any files on your computer, or even start your computer.
Many times, a ransomware program will start to encrypt your files, making it impossible for you to access your data or open any folders on your computer. All of your data has been locked and will only be accessible to the crooks once you pay the ransom that you have been asked to pay.
Ransomware is a very popular program that the crooks use to extort money. You will have the option to pay the ransom or download a decryption tool. If you do choose to pay the ransom, you will be required to pay the crooks with a virtual currency like Bitcoin.
How to keep your data safe from Ransomware
Don’t install free software from the Internet. If you see an offer of free software to update your device, think about it a little bit. Are you really willing to download software that you don’t know the source from or if the program has a history of deceitful business practices? You should only download programs from official sources.
Disconnect your computer from the Internet when you are not using it. You should disconnect your computer from the internet when you have nothing to do on it, like when you are not at work or school. If the computer is connected to the internet, it can still be vulnerable to ransomware.
Avoid unknown e-mail links. When you receive an email from a stranger, especially if it seems to be a scam, delete it immediately. Any email coming from a known email provider is safe. But if it seems too good to be true, even from a