Microsoft has released multiple microcode updates that mitigate additional variants of the speculative code execution vulnerabilities discovered in Intel processors. The patches cover the recently disclosed CPU flaws generically referred to as Foreshadow or L1 Terminal Fault.
Microsoft has officially rolled out the August 2018 update for the Surface Book 2, which went on sale last year. The latest firmware update is available for Surface Book 2 devices that run Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or Windows 10 April 2018 Update.
The Microsoft To-Do app was recently updated on Windows 10 with the star feature and today a new update is rolling out to Android and iOS versions with similar changes.
A new version of the Screen Sketch app has been released that fixes blurry screenshots and an issue with updating the app from the Microsoft Store. This release brings the Screen Sketch app to version 10.1806.1901.0 and is currently only available to Windows Insiders running a preview build.
It's the second Tuesday, otherwise known as Patch Tuesday, and that means that Microsoft is rolling out a new set of updates to systems across the world. This month's Patch Tuesday cycle brings cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows, including for the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803).
Microsoft has lately been making strides in getting a Dark Theme added to their popular apps and into Windows components that do not have one yet, such as File Explorer. Today, Microsoft officially released a new Dark Theme for their popular To-Do app for Windows 10 in the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft has released the June 2018 Patch Tuesday security updates, and this month's release comes with fixes for 50 vulnerabilities.
Microsoft admitted yesterday that the reason it did not launch the Spring Creators Update for Windows 10 last week was because of technical issues the company encountered with the supposed final release.
Tomorrow, April 11th at 4AM ET, the 3.5 update for Fortnite is being released. While it has not been officially announced what will be included in the update, a Tweet by the official Fortnite Twitter account hinted that we will at least be getting the Port-a-Fort.
Questionable patching on the part of the WordPress CMS team has caused lots of headaches for WP site owners this week.
Microsoft has issued on Saturday an emergency out-of-band Windows update that disables patches for the Spectre Variant 2 bug (CVE-2017-5715).
An update pushed by Malwarebytes today for their Malwarebytes Anti-Malware product has caused a lot of problems for those who use their program. This new protection update caused mbamservice.exe to consume a lot of memory and upwards to 90% of the computer's CPU. A new update has been pushed that resolves these issues.
A Google security researcher has discovered a security flaw in the Blizzard Update Agent shipped with all the company's games.
As Intel, AMD, and other CPU manufacturers have started releasing CPU microcode (firmware) updates for processor models affected by the Meltdown and Spectre patches, those updates are trickling down to OEMs and motherboard vendors, who are now integrating these patches into BIOS/UEFI updates for affected PCs.
Microsoft has added a new and very important detail on the help page describing incompatibilities between antivirus (AV) products and the recent Windows Meltdown and Spectre patches.
A malvertising group nicknamed KovCoreG by security researchers has been using fake browser and Flash updates to trick users into installing the Kovter malware.