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Microsoft added telemetry files to security updates and aroused skeptics

This month, security updates for Windows 7 received a built-in telemetry and compatibility component that some skeptical users didn’t like right away. Traditionally, on Tuesday Patch (Patch Tuesday), on July 9, Microsoft released several security updates and patches for Windows 7. However, this time one of the service packs came with a “surprise” from Redmond. […]

Updates for Intel firmware for Windows 10. Protection against attacks MDS

Microsoft has released Intel firmware updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 that protect against attacks that exploit Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) vulnerabilities On May 14, 2019, Intel uncovered a new vulnerability group in its processors, which it calls “microarchitectural data sampling” – “Microarchitectural Data Sampling” (MDS) or ZombieLoad. Vulnerabilities are associated with speculative […]

Tuesday Patch: Microsoft fixed 88 security vulnerabilities

In June, Microsoft managed to fix a total of 88 security vulnerabilities in its products with monthly updates, 21 of which were flagged as critical. Of the 21 critical issues, 17 vulnerabilities affect scripting engines and browsers (Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge), so users are advised to update their devices as soon as possible, especially […]

KB4503308 – Windows Security Update for Adobe Flash Player

Security Update KB4503308, released on June 11, 2019, fixes vulnerabilities in the Adobe Flash Player plugin installed on supported systems, including Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Update KB4503308 available for Windows 10 (version 1903), Windows 10 (version 1809), Windows 10 (version 1803), Windows 10 (version 1709), Windows 10 (version 1703), Windows 10 (version 1607), Windows […]

Microsoft updates again “broke” some antiviruses

Microsoft security updates dated May 14, 2019 again disrupted the normal operation of some antiviruses designed to protect endpoints running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft updates “break” antiviruses According to the British anti-virus vendor Sophos: Some of our customers are faced with the fact that after installing updates for Microsoft Windows OS […]

Microsoft released patches for Windows 7 and Windows XP to fix critical vulnerability

Microsoft fixed a critical vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) in Remote Desktop Services that exists in Windows XP, Windows 7, and server versions such as Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 Microsoft fixed a critical remote code execution vulnerability in Remote Desktop Services that affects Windows XP, Windows 7, and server versions of […]

KB4497932 – Windows Security Update for Adobe Flash Player

Security Update KB4497932, released on May 14, 2019, fixes vulnerabilities in the Adobe Flash Player plugin installed on supported systems, including Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Update KB4497932 available for Windows 10 (version 1903), Windows 10 (version 1809), Windows 10 (version 1803), Windows 10 (version 1709), Windows 10 (version 1703), Windows 10 (version 1607), Windows […]

Microsoft has not fixed the antivirus issue in Windows 7

Microsoft has released preliminary versions of monthly updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 – KB4493453 and KB4493443. According to the official list of changes, the most serious errors related to the operation of antiviruses in these operating systems were not corrected. April monthly updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 caused a few critical […]

KB4493478 – Windows Security Update for Adobe Flash Player

Security update KB4493478, released on April 9, 2019, fixes vulnerabilities in the Adobe Flash Player plugin installed on supported systems, including Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Update KB4493478 available for Windows 10 (version 1903), Windows 10 (version 1809), Windows 10 (version 1803), Windows 10 (version 1709), Windows 10 (version 1703), Windows 10 (version 1607), Windows […]

Update KB4493132 for Windows 7 activates “polite warnings” about the end of support

Microsoft has released update KB4493132 for Windows 7 SP1, which activates notifications about the end of support for this operating system with recommendations for upgrading to a new version of the OS. Update KB4493132 activates notifications about the completion of the life cycle of the Windows 7 SP1 operating system, in which Microsoft will delicately […]

Windows 7 users must install the KB4474419 and KB4490628 patches to receive updates

Microsoft has released updates KB4474419, KB4490628 and KB4484071 for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and WSUS 3.0 operating systems, which add support for processing SHA-2 updates. Currently, all updates are delivered using SHA-1 and SHA-2. The SHA-1 hash algorithm has a number of known flaws, and Microsoft plans to abandon SHA-1 and fully switch to […]