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Mozilla sent Firefox Version 89.0.1 to the release channel today.  The update includes one security update, rated moderate.

Update

To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu, then pick "About Firefox." Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu. If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download.

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Dev channel update to 93.0.916.1 is live

Added features:
  • Enabled support for a management policy from Chromium to control if CECPQ2 is Enabled.
  • Enabled support for the management policy to control if Local Browser Data Share is Enabled, which lets surfaces in Windows search through the browser’s user data.
Also note:  "Over the next month, users who install an extension can also register to win some awesome prizes:  https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/microsoft-edge-add-ons-quot-install-to-win-quot-swee....  For the full rules, see https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/articles/microsoft-edge-add-ons-install-to-win-sweepstakes-th....

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Web News / Re: Windows 10 End of Support Date 14 October 2025!
« on: June 14, 2021, 06:18:26 PM »
Come to find out, the end of support date has been known since before the release of date of Windows 10 (July 29, 2015).  From Support for Windows 10 Will Last Until 2025, published July 20, 2015:

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Microsoft today said that its next OS release will have official support for the customary 10 years.

An update on the company's Windows lifecycle fact sheet Web site showed that official extended support for Windows 10 will end on Oct. 14, 2025 and mainstream support will conclude five years earlier on Oct. 13, 2020.

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Web News / Windows 10 End of Support Date 14 October 2025!
« on: June 14, 2021, 04:54:51 PM »
A number of articles have appeared and confirmed at Windows 10 Home and Pro - Microsoft Lifecycle | Microsoft Docs.

Although many of the articles reference Windows 11, others suggest SunValley as the next version.  The official announcement is scheduled for June 24th at (Microsoft Windows Event - Watch the June 24 LIVE stream.

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A third update to Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21390
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UPDATE 6/14: We are starting to roll out Cumulative Update Build 21390.2025 (KB5004123). This update does not include anything new and is designed to test our servicing pipeline.

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Via Bleeping Computer at Microsoft pushes Windows 10 KB4023057 again to fix update issues:

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Microsoft is rolling out the KB4023057 update again to all versions of Windows 10 to ensure that devices can successfully install new updates as they are released.

KB4023057 is being released to offer "reliability improvements to Windows Update Service components" in Windows 10 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1909, 2004, 20H2, and 21H1.

See the referenced BC article and KB4023057: Update for Windows 10 Update Service components for notes about the update as well as additional information regarding low disk space and compressing files.

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Microsoft released an out-of-band update to fix an Xbox Game Pass issue for Windows 10 Version 21H1, Windows 10 Version 20H1 and Windows 10 Version 2004. 

As described in KB article KB5004476:  "Updates an issue that might redirect you to the Microsoft Store page for Gaming Services when you try to install or start an Xbox Game Pass game on your Windows 10 device."

Update:  To get the update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.  The link to download and install the update can be found in the Optional updates available area.  To get the standalone package, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Note:  If you are not experiencing this issue, you do not need to install the update.

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Another update to Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21390:
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UPDATE 6/10: We are starting to roll out Cumulative Update Build 21390.1010 (KB5004092). This update does not include anything new and is designed to test our servicing pipeline.

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Dev channel update to 93.0.910.5 is live

Added Features:
  • Added a button on Mac that will directly appear on certain videos to let users enter Picture in Picture mode.
  • Added the ability on Mac to use fingerprint authentication to allow viewing or autofilling a password. 
  • Added the Share option to the … menu in PWAs and websites installed as apps. 
  • Improved inking latency. 
Also note, you can turn on the flag (and setting) to always use HTTPS when connecting to websites.  See https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2021/06/01/available-for-preview-automatic-https-helps-keep-your....

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Prerequisite:

You must install the May 11, 2021 update (KB5003173) before installing the latest cumulative update (LCU).

Microsoft now combines the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system with the latest LCU. For general information about SSUs, see Servicing stack updates and Servicing Stack Updates (SSU): Frequently Asked Questions.

Recommended Reading:   See Dustin Childs review and analysis in Zero Day Initiative -- The June 2021 Security Update Review.

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Windows Insider Build 19043.1052 Released to Insiders on the Beta and Release Preview Channels:  Releasing Windows 10 Build 19043.1052 (21H1) to Beta & Release Preview Channels.

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This security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:

Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Management, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Authentication, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Virtualization, Windows Kernel, Windows HTML Platform and Windows Storage and Filesystems.

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Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and macOS. These updates address multiple critical vulnerabilities. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.

Release date:  June 8, 2021
Vulnerability identifier: APSB21-37
Platform: Windows and MacOS

The update includes numerous new features. See What's new in Adobe Acrobat DC.

Update or Complete Download:  Reader DC and Acrobat DC were updated to version 21.005.20048.  Updates should become available via the internal updater or checks can be manually activated by choosing Help/Check for Updates.  Reader DC and other versions are available here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/

Note: UNcheck any pre-checked additional options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.

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Pale Moon has been updated to version 29.2.1.  This is a bugfix release.  Linux versions will follow soon.

Update: To get the update now, select "Help" from the Pale Moon menu at the upper left of the browser window. Select About Pale Moon > Check for Updates.

Release Notes

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Update to Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21390:
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UPDATE 6/7: We are starting to roll out Cumulative Update Build 21390.1000 (KB5004071). This update does not include anything new and is designed to test our servicing pipeline.

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I suggest you read about Malwarebytes Browser Guard and make your decision based on what it does.  See Browser Guard - Blocks ads, scams, and trackers

Let us know your decision.  :)

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