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Oracle released the scheduled critical security updates for its Java SE Runtime Environment software.  This Critical Patch Update contains 5 new security fixes for Oracle Java SE, all of which may be remotely exploitable without authentication.


If Java is still installed on your computer, it is recommended that this update be applied as soon as possible due to the threat posed by a successful attack.
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Java SE 8u201 or 8u202

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Java SE 11.0.2  (x64-bit only)

Note:  JDK only.

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UNcheck any pre-checked toolbar and/or software options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.  Preferably, see the instructions below on how to handle "Unwanted Extras". 
Windows Insider Build 18317 (19H1) released to Fast Ring:  Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18317 | Windows Experience Blog.

Update from Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18312 | Windows Experience Blog:

UPDATE 1/15: We are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18312.1007 (KB4487181) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring with the following fixes:
  • We fixed an issue resulting in File Explorer unexpectedly having a lock on USBs when trying to safely eject them.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in frequent bugchecks (GSODs) in the last two flights, citing an error with bindflt.sys.
  • We fixed an issue where a password change can result in the next unlock hanging for AD users.

Note that the rollout of the update is being staggered.
Security Alerts & Briefings / Pale Moon Version 28.3.0 Released
« Last post by Corrine on January 15, 2019, 01:42:44 PM »
Pale Moon has been updated to version 28.3.0.  This is a major development and bugfix release.

The release includes DiD ("Defense-in-Depth") changes.  This means that a fix does not apply to a (potentially)actively exploitable vulnerability in Pale Moon, but prevents future vulnerabilities caused by the same code, e.g. when surrounding code changes, exposing the problem, or when new attack vectors are discovered.

The Linux versions will follow.

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Forever In Our Hearts / Re: RIP onDvine
« Last post by Corrine on January 14, 2019, 08:32:31 PM »
Your description of her is spot on, G.
Forever In Our Hearts / Re: RIP onDvine
« Last post by hayc59 on January 14, 2019, 08:22:19 PM »
Corrine thank you! This is especially a hard one, got to know here very well at DSLR many years ago
she was solid and had a warm warm heart and wonderful soul.. I knew this day was coming, just wish it would have been many
years from now, will miss you for a long time Joyce but now we have another angel above!! Rest now lady!!
Forever In Our Hearts / RIP onDvine
« Last post by Corrine on January 14, 2019, 06:31:30 PM »

It is with sadness that I learned today that Joyce passed away last month.  Joyce had been a member here for five years and was most active in the WinPatrol topics.  She was a long-time member of DSLReports and a member of the former Security Updates Committee at DSLR.  She went by jayzzz at Wilders.

Joyce and I spent a lot of time sharing stories about our common friend, Janie (CalamityJane).  I suspect that the two of them have already connected and are sharing stories.

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Sign in problem
« Last post by Corrine on January 11, 2019, 08:42:52 PM »
You're welcome, Mary.  You'll be a pro on Windows 10 before you know it.  :)
Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Sign in problem
« Last post by mary3444 on January 11, 2019, 08:01:25 PM »

Thanks for your help. This is a desk top & I did what you said. It worked.

Hope you have a great weekend & I am so grateful for your help.
Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Sign in problem
« Last post by Corrine on January 11, 2019, 12:40:08 AM »
Hi, Mary.

If your new PC is a laptop and you take with you, I suggest you consider keeping the PIN.  It isn't all that difficult to sign in with it. 

There are settings you can change so that you don't need to sign in if you've merely been away for the computer briefly.  I suggest you try this first:

1. Click the Windows icon and then Settings (or merely type "Settings" in search bar on the task bar and select it when it appears).
2. Select "Accounts" and the select "Sign-in Options".
3. In the first section, "If you've been away, when should Windows require you to sign-in", change the setting to "Never".
4. Next, scroll to the bottom of that page and under "Privacy", change "Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting up my device and reopen my apps after an update or restart." to "On".

If you are still not happy after doing the above and you wish to remove the sign-in pin completely, do the following: 

1. Type netplwiz into the search bar on the task bar.
2. When the windows entitled "User Accounts" opens, with your user account highlighted, uncheck "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer"
3. Click apply. 

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