Heads up: Total Meltdown exploit code now available on GitHub

Heads up: Total Meltdown exploit code now available on GitHub

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3269003/microsoft-windows/heads-up-total-meltdown-exploit-code-now-available-on-github.html#tk.rss_all Remember the Total Meltdown security hole? Microsoft spread the vulnerability in every 64-bit Win7 and Server 2008 R2 patch released this year, prior to March 29. Specifically, if you … Read more

The missing cumulative update for Win10 1709 appeared overnight — KB 4093105

The missing cumulative update for Win10 1709 appeared overnight — KB 4093105

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3269271/microsoft-windows/the-missing-cumulative-update-for-win10-1709-appeared-overnight-kb-4093105.html#tk.rss_all Late last night — on a Monday, mind you — Microsoft released its second big cumulative update for Win10 version 1709. This completes the triumvirate of second cumulative updates, … Read more

You won’t believe why the Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4093118, keeps installing itself

You won’t believe why the Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4093118, keeps installing itself

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3268942/microsoft-windows/you-won-t-believe-why-the-win7-monthly-rollup-kb-4093118-keeps-installing-itself.html#tk.rss_all Yesterday, I talked about the weird bug that makes April’s Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4093118, re-install itself over and over, even when Windows Update says that it’s been installed … Read more

The gift that keeps on giving: Win7 Monthly Rollup KB 4093118 installs over and over

The gift that keeps on giving: Win7 Monthly Rollup KB 4093118 installs over and over

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3268935/microsoft-windows/the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving-win7-monthly-rollup-kb-4093118-installs-over-and-over.html#tk.rss_all Last week, Microsoft quietly re-released its buggy April Win7 Monthly Rollup patch, KB 4093118. You may recall the patch as a reaction to the Carnak the Magnificent situation we … Read more

Patches for Win10 1703 and 1607, and a brain-twisting update to the Win7 IP bug fix

Patches for Win10 1703 and 1607, and a brain-twisting update to the Win7 IP bug fix

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3269043/microsoft-windows/patches-for-win10-1703-and-1607-and-a-brain-twisting-update-to-the-win7-ip-bug-fix.html#tk.rss_all Yesterday, the third Tuesday of the month, Microsoft dumped another big bucket of patches: KB 4093117 brings Win10 1703 up to build 15063.1058, many miscellaneous fixes, no known issues. … Read more

Does moving your pen drag the canvas? Welcome to yet another bug in Win10 1709 patches

Does moving your pen drag the canvas? Welcome to yet another bug in Win10 1709 patches

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3268732/microsoft-windows/does-moving-your-pen-drag-the-canvas-welcome-to-yet-another-bug-in-win10-1709-patches.html#tk.rss_all A Windows Ink engineer has confirmed that there’s a bug in the third Win10 1709 March Cumulative Update, KB 4089848, that breaks common pen movements in Photoshop, Lightroom and … Read more

Surprise! There’s a new version of this month’s buggy Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4093118

Surprise! There’s a new version of this month’s buggy Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4093118

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3268750/microsoft-windows/surprise-theres-a-new-version-of-this-months-buggy-win7-monthly-rollup-kb-4093118.html#tk.rss_all In one of the most bizarre patching contortions I’ve seen in a long time, Microsoft originally released this month’s Win7/Server 2008R2 Monthly Rollup patch, KB 4093118, with a little … Read more

Patch Tuesday brings some surprises, some early crashes, and a surreal solution

Patch Tuesday brings some surprises, some early crashes, and a surreal solution

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3268607/microsoft-windows/patch-tuesday-brings-some-surprises-some-early-crashes-and-a-surreal-solution.html#tk.rss_all With all of the problems in the January, February and March patches for Windows and Office, you’d think we would catch a break in April. In one sense we … Read more

What happened to the new spring update, Windows 10 version 1803?

What happened to the new spring update, Windows 10 version 1803?

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3268473/microsoft-windows/what-happened-to-the-new-spring-update-windows-10-version-1803.html#tk.rss_all Most of us expected Microsoft to drop its latest and greatest version of the last version of Windows yesterday. The highly anticipated version 1803, Redstone 4 — which many … Read more

Watch out for continuing bugs: Turn off Windows Update, temporarily

Watch out for continuing bugs: Turn off Windows Update, temporarily

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3268087/microsoft-windows/watch-out-for-continuing-bugs-turn-off-windows-update-temporarily.html#tk.rss_all March Windows patches were a mess. With the revelation of Total Meltdown, we recently discovered that all of this year’s Win7 patches left gaping security holes. It’s fair to … Read more

Get the March patches for your Windows machines installed, but watch out for Win7

Get the March patches for your Windows machines installed, but watch out for Win7

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3268133/microsoft-windows/get-the-march-patches-for-your-windows-machines-installed-but-watch-out-for-win7.html#tk.rss_all The quality of March’s patches set new lows, even by Windows’ tarnished standards. The Win10 patches flew fast and furious, with new Microsoft-induced bugs introduced and swatted multiple times … Read more

Microsoft jiggles — but doesn’t fix — buggy Win7 patches KB 4088875, KB 4088878

Microsoft jiggles — but doesn’t fix — buggy Win7 patches KB 4088875, KB 4088878

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3268010/microsoft-windows/microsoft-jiggles-but-doesnt-fix-buggy-win7-patches-kb-4088875-kb-4088878.html#tk.rss_all Last night we were treated to new versions of the badly banged-up March Win7 patches. It looks like the new ones are the same as the old ones, but … Read more

Windows patches for Total Meltdown, bluescreens, an IP stopper — and little documentation

Windows patches for Total Meltdown, bluescreens, an IP stopper — and little documentation

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3267700/microsoft-windows/windows-patches-for-total-meltdown-bluescreens-an-ip-stopper-and-little-documentation.html#tk.rss_all As many of us were getting ready for the holiday weekend, after the surprise announcement about Windows being torn into three pieces, Microsoft shoveled yet another load of patches … Read more

Microsoft Patch Alert: Windows 7 takes the brunt of March patching problems

Microsoft Patch Alert: Windows 7 takes the brunt of March patching problems

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3216425/microsoft-windows/microsoft-patch-alert-windows-7-takes-the-brunt-of-march-patching-problems.html#tk.rss_all An enormous number of patches spewed out of Microsoft this month, with two ponderous cumulative updates for each version of Windows 10, a third “bonus” bug fix for Win10 … Read more

2 Friday night patch specials: A flawed Win7 Monthly Rollup preview and an IE fix

2 Friday night patch specials: A flawed Win7 Monthly Rollup preview and an IE fix

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3265697/microsoft-windows/2-friday-night-patch-specials-a-flawed-win7-monthly-rollup-preview-and-an-ie-fix.html#tk.rss_all When Microsoft released its gang of patches last Thursday, one patch was remarkably absent: We didn’t get a preview of next month’s Windows 7 Monthly Rollup. Windows 8.1, Server … Read more

More Windows patches — and warnings about the Win10 1709 update KB 4089848

More Windows patches — and warnings about the Win10 1709 update KB 4089848

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3265685/microsoft-windows/more-windows-patches-and-warnings-about-the-win10-1709-update-kb-4089848.html#tk.rss_all “Hey, Cortana.” (Pause.) “Is my PC working yet?” It’s getting to the point that patches come flying out of Microsoft on any odd day. On most odd days, for … Read more

Did Microsoft admit that Surface Pro 4 Flickergate is a hardware problem?

Did Microsoft admit that Surface Pro 4 Flickergate is a hardware problem?

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3264439/microsoft-windows/did-microsoft-admit-that-surface-pro-4-flickergate-is-a-hardware-problem.html#tk.rss_all I’ve been talking about the Surface Pro 4 flickering and shaking problem since October 2015. In April 2017 it became clear that Microsoft had disavowed any problem, much less offered … Read more

Microsoft stops pushing buggy Win7 patch KB 4088875, hopefully as a precursor to yanking it

Microsoft stops pushing buggy Win7 patch KB 4088875, hopefully as a precursor to yanking it

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3263645/windows-pcs/microsoft-stops-pushing-buggy-win7-patch-kb-4088875-hopefully-as-a-precursor-to-yanking-it.html#tk.rss_all Pity the cannon fodder. Folks who had Windows Automatic Update turned on and installed Patch Tuesday’s Monthly Rollup for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, KB 4088875, have encountered … Read more

Massive March Patch Tuesday relaxes antivirus restrictions, but there are problems

Massive March Patch Tuesday relaxes antivirus restrictions, but there are problems

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3262978/microsoft-windows/massive-march-patch-tuesday-relaxes-antivirus-restrictions-but-there-are-problems.html#tk.rss_all On a scale from 1 to 10, Microsoft in March has ratcheted the patching pace up to 11. The good news is that there are no known exploits for … Read more

Turn Automatic Update off, temporarily, in anticipation of another round of pernicious patches

Turn Automatic Update off, temporarily, in anticipation of another round of pernicious patches

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3262625/microsoft-windows/turn-automatic-update-off-temporarily-in-anticipation-of-another-round-of-pernicious-patches.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft has given us two messed-up patching months back to back, with January leaving blue screens and pandemonium in its wake, and February hitting the latest version of Windows … Read more

Microsoft again forced upgrades on Win10 machines specifically set to block updates

Microsoft again forced upgrades on Win10 machines specifically set to block updates

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3261969/microsoft-windows/microsoft-again-forced-upgrades-on-win10-machines-specifically-set-to-block-updates.html#tk.rss_all When Microsoft released Win10 Pro Creators Update, version 1703, it included the ability to control updates. Some would argue (and I still do) that the ability to readily block … Read more

Microsoft forces Win10 1709 upgrades on PCs set to restrict telemetry

Microsoft forces Win10 1709 upgrades on PCs set to restrict telemetry

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3261570/microsoft-windows/microsoft-forces-win10-1709-upgrades-on-pcs-set-to-restrict-telemetry.html#tk.rss_all Just when you thought Win10 Fall Creators Update was finally starting to look stable, Microsoft pulled another tone-deaf move. Reports have been pouring in from people who were forced … Read more