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Dev channel update to 78.0.249.1 is live

Highlights:

-- Tracking Prevention is fully available in the Canary and Dev Channels! 
-- Form fill and password syncing is fully available in the Canary and Dev Channels!
-- Sign in and syncing is available for work and school accounts in all three channels!

See additional features and fixes in the blog post.

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Windows Insider Build 18965 Released to Fast Ring:  Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18965 | Windows Experience Blog.

Along with changes, fixes and improvements, this build adds control over restarting apps at sign-in as well as updates to the Feedback Hub.

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Web News / Microsoft Edge Beta Released
« on: August 20, 2019, 04:00:43 PM »
Work has continued regularly since Microsoft announced adopting the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge.  There are daily "canary" builds as well as weekly Dev builds.  Testing was opened to Mac as well as Windows 7.  Announced today is the release of the first Beta version which will be updated every six weeks:  Microsoft Edge Insider.

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Windows Insider Preview Builds 18362.10014 & 18362.10015 Released to the Slow Ring:  Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18362.10014 & 18362.10015 (19H2) | Windows Experience Blog.

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  •   IF you are on 19H2 Build 18362.10012 – you will receive Build 18362.10014 with features turned OFF by default. This includes the below mentioned features as well as the features from the previous release.
  •   IF you are on 19H2 Build 18362.10013 – you will receive Build 18362.10015 with features turned ON by default.

See the details in the referenced blog post.


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In an effort to enhance and speed up changes to Notepad on Windows 10 it will be moved to Microsoft Store.  From Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18963 | Windows Experience Blog:

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Making Notepad store-updatable

Notepad has been a well-loved text editor in Windows for over 30 years. Over the last few releases, we've been making a number of small improvements to Notepad based on your feedback (including expanded line ending support, wrap around search, and indicating when there's unsaved content.) Starting with this build, we're making a change so that future Notepad updates will be automatically available via the store. This will allow us the flexibility to respond to issues and feedback outside the bounds of Windows releases. As always, if you have any feedback for Notepad, we welcome it in the Feedback Hub under Apps > Notepad.

Other changes already made to Notepad include wrap around search, text zoom, search autofill, line numbers when using word wrap. search with Bing, and better UTF-8 support.
 

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Windows Insider Build 18963 Released to Fast Ring:  Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18963 | Windows Experience Blog.

The build has a couple interesting additions, including adding GPU temperature comes to Task Manager, Improving the Optional Features page in Settings as well as the ability to set your mouse cursor speed from within Settings!

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday, Corrine!
« on: August 15, 2019, 03:31:03 PM »
Thank you! 

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Mozilla sent Firefox Version 68.0.2 to the release channel today. The update included one (1) security update, rated moderate.

As of the last check, no update is available for ESR.

Release Notes
Security Updates

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Security Alerts & Briefings / Re: Microsoft August 2019 Security Updates
« on: August 14, 2019, 02:10:38 PM »
via Twitter, https://twitter.com/GossiTheDog/status/1161417436089978882:

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Microsoft are blocking this month’s security patching (inc RDP patches) on PCs and servers with Symantec and Norton AV as the AV vendors haven’t added SHA-2 support still
😅
 (link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4512486/windows-7-update-kb4512486

This applies to Windows 7, from KB4512486:
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Microsoft and Symantec have identified an issue that occurs when a device is running any Symantec or Norton antivirus program and installs updates for Windows that are signed with SHA-2 certificates only. The Windows updates are blocked or deleted by the antivirus program during installation, which may then cause Windows to stop working or fail to start.    

Microsoft has temporarily placed a safeguard hold on devices with an affected version of Symantec Antivirus or Norton Antivirus installed to prevent them from receiving this type of Windows update until a solution is available. We recommend that you do not manually install affected updates until a solution is available.
Guidance for Symantec customers can be found in the Symantec support article.

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Dev channel update to 78.0.244.0 is live

The update has many fixes and new behaviors as well as new features, several of which are the following:
  • Added an option in Settings to choose between light and dark themes.
  • Added the ability to import cookies from the existing version of Edge.
  • Added a policy to enable deleting browsing data upon exit.

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General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Adobe Flash Player Update
« on: August 13, 2019, 08:54:50 PM »
Adobe has released Version 32.0.0.238 of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 7 and earlier, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS. The update addresses bug fixes described in the Release Notes as "Assorted functional fixes".

Note that because this is not a security update, Microsoft has not released updates to Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer on 8.1/10.  The Flash Player for those browsers remains at Version 32.0.0.207, which was the security update released in June by Adobe.

Release date:  August 13, 2019
Vulnerability identifier: None
Platform:  Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS

Update:
Release Notes

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Security Alerts & Briefings / Microsoft August 2019 Security Updates
« on: August 13, 2019, 04:39:53 PM »
The August security updates have been released and consist of 93 CVEs and 2 advisories. Of these 93 CVEs, 29 are rated Critical, and 64 are rated Important in severity. None are listed as publicly known or as under active attack at the time of release but multiple bugs this month fall into the wormable category.

The updates address Information Disclosure, Elevation of Privilege, Remote Code Execution, Denial of Service, Security Feature Bypass, Tampering and Spoofing. They apply to the following:  Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, ChakraCore, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, Visual Studio, Online Services, Active Directory, Microsoft Dynamics.

Known Issues: See the Known Issues and accompanying work-around in the KB Articles for your version of Windows in the Update History:

Recommended Reading:   See Dustin Childs review and analysis in Zero Day Initiative — The August 2019 Security Update Review.

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Adobe has released important security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader addressing 47 CVE's for Windows and macOS. Successful exploitation could lead to information disclosure and arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.

Release date:  August 13, 2019
Vulnerability identifier: APSB19-41
Platform: Windows and MacOS

Update or Complete Download

Reader DC and Acrobat DC were updated to version 2019.012.20036.

Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help/Check for Updates.
Note: UNcheck any pre-checked additional options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.

    References

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Old dog - new trick
« on: August 11, 2019, 05:13:23 PM »
You (guess I should say, "I") wouldn't expect a Zoning Board to be using a malformed Outlook account unless it is the member's personal account, which doesn't seem appropriate for "official" correspondence.

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Outlook via web site
« on: August 10, 2019, 10:24:08 AM »
Good catch!

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