Patch Tuesday arrived, after a delay of a month thanks to a SMB bug which was announced just prior to our scheduled day of updating. That particular SMB issue was patched by a third party and today you can get it directly from Microsoft if you decided to live dangerously during the shortest month of the year. The list of fixes include the traditional Adobe Flash patch as well as numerous others which you should really get around to installing before the podcast tonight. The Register were kind enough to provide links and a summary of what each patch is intended to repair, you can read about them all here.
"These flaws range from a hypervisor escape in Hyper-V, remote-code execution via PDF and Office files and malicious SMB traffic, to the usual barrage of information leaks and privilege escalations."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Kickstarter Campaign Aims To Add a Full Android Device To the Back of Your iPhone @ Slashdot
- Chrome 57 restricts background tabs to 1% CPU, prolonging battery life @ Ars Technica
- Why You Should Be Using Windows 10 Action Center @ Hardware Secrets
I kind of wish we could just
I kind of wish we could just erase Adobe Flash from history.
But then we would have missed
But then we would have missed out on newgrounds.com
Adobe Flash needs to go! And
Adobe Flash needs to go! And especially for any of AMD’s/Others’ new products Introductions/Releases streaming of those types of events where the content is only available in Flash format!
Any Adobe Flash sponsorship should invite the turning on of ad blockers and the avoiding of watching any of the Flash Only content at all!
Let your wallets do the protesting by avoiding all streaming services that use or require Flash over any HTML5 options! Hit them in their wallets as that will get their attention the fastest!
The Register website is not
The Register website is not very good as they do not bother listing by the KB number thay use the MS-### number, and it’s better to go the AskWoody as he lists by the KB number! AskWoody also provides the direct links to the microsoft download catalog KBs for those that want to download and install the security only quality updates and also the IE 11 cumulative security update for 7/8.1 that are in a separate KB(Starting for feb 2017 if the article on ZDnet was correct)!
Of course we all know that the Feb 2017 undates were put off until march 2017, but there is not enough reorting on updates for those that still use windows 7 and 8.1 and only get their security only updates, sans the backported spyware, directly from the microsoft download catalog!
I find that the AskWoody website is very helpful to all for its detailed reporting on all this related to windows update as well as other windows stuff 7, 8.1 and 10 related, with 7 and 8.1 usdates getting the proper amount of attition!
According to AskWoddy’s Woody Leonhard for 7, 8.1 users:
“Our old snooping friends KB 2952664 (Win7) and KB 2976978 (Win8.1) are back, as anticipated. An anonymous poster in the Lounge says they’re identical to the versions posted last week. This time they’re “Recommended” so if you have “Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates” selected in Windows Update, the patches will be checked and thus installed the next time you run Windows Update. Which I don’t recommend, of course.”(1)
Whatever updates installed
Whatever updates installed last night borked everything. 🙁
Reset land here I come!