Windows 10 V190x: Revision for Update KB4522355 (Insider)

[English]Microsoft  has released the update KB4522355 again in a revised version for the Windows 10 versions 190x on October 22, 2019. The cumulative update KB4522355 is available for Windows Insiders logged into the Release Preview Ring with Windows 10 Version 1903 or Version 1909. The first version of this update was released on October 17, 2019 (see my blog post here), the second version was released a day later. The October 22 revision reaised Windows 10 V1903 to build 18362.449, while Windows 10 V1909 is updated to build 18363.449. What exactly the update fixes is unknown to me. (via)

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19008 (20H1)

Microsoft  published the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19008 (from the development branch 20H1) for Windows Insider in the Fast Ring on October 22, 2019. It is a bug fix update. This is stated in a post on the Windows Blog. Insiders in the Slow Ring will soon be switched from Windows 10 19H2 to 20H1.

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Sophos sold to investment firm Thoma Bravo

Short information for people using Sophos security solutions or Sandboxie. The private equity investment company Thoma Bravo will probably take over the security specialist. The info came out a week ago.

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Chrome 78 released

[German]Google eleased the Google Chrome browser version 78 on October 22, 2019. In this major version there are some new features, so Google wants to support DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH).

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Firefox 70 released

Mozilla[German]Mozilla’s developers have just (October 22, 2019) released version 70 (and 68.2.0) of the Firefox browser. It is a major version and a maintenance update for 68.2.0. Here is a brief overview of what changes in the new version 70.

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VPN provider like NordVPN and TorGuard hacked

[German]The servers of the VPN providers like NordVPN, VikingVPN and TorGuard, were hacked. The attackers stole and published the private keys of the certificates used to secure the web servers and VPN configuration files.

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European Union Privacy Watchguard, the GDPR and Microsoft

[German]Next turn in Microsoft and data protection regulation. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) have now again expressed concerns regarding the conformity of Microsoft products with regard to the GDPR. The EDPS is working to ensure that the same data protection rules apply to all authorities and users within the European Economic Area (EEA) when concluding contracts with Microsoft. This also applies to the processing of data in the cloud.

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Windows 10 V1903: Update KB4517389 and VB issues

[German]A brief addendum to the October 2019 Patchday. As it appears, the KB4517389 cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1903 causes issues with certain 16-bit Visual Basic 3 applications.

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Microsoft Introduces Secured Core PCs w. Firmware Protection

[German]Microsoft has introduced a new development, the Secured Core PCs with additional protection against firmware attacks. This standard was defined together with OEM vendors.

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Windows 10 Insider Preview 19H2 Build 18363.418

[German]Microsoft has just released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18363.418 for machines that were on Build 18362.10024 in the Release Preview Ring.

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