Internet Explorer: No more support for Microsoft accounts and apps

[German]Another small addendum to the Internet Explorer, whose farewell has begun step by step. Starting November 13, 2020, support for Microsoft accounts and Microsoft apps will be dropped. Here is some information on the topic.

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Issues with Firefox session logout

Mozilla[German]Another small note for Firefox users. German blog reader Martin G. Martin G. has pointed out an annoying issues with Firefox that affects sessions where the user is logged into online accounts. The automatic login doesn’t work after revoking a machine from supended state.

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Preliminary injunction: Lenovo stops sale of Notebooks, PCs and Tablets in Germany

Paragraph[German]Chinese vendor Lenovo has just stopped selling all computers (notebooks, desktop PCs and tablets) in Germany. The reason is a patent dispute with the Finnish company Nokia about licenses to use the video codec H.264 and a preliminary injunction. Lenovo does not own these licenses.

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PSA: Remove malicious browser extension Nano Adblocker /Defender etc.

[German]Users of the Google Chrome browser or its chromium derivatives (Google Chrome, Edge etc.), as well as Firefox and Safari, should check whether the extensions Nano Adblocker or Nano Defender and other components from the Nano project are installed. If so, remove these extensions, because the project has been sold and the new (Turkish) developers have obviously started to integrate malicious functions that extract data.

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Thunderbird 78.4.0 released

[German]The developers of the e-mail client Thunderbird have released Thunderbird 78.4.0 almost a week after version 78.3.0. It is a maintenance update for the 78 main version of the e-mail client, which fixes some bugs.

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Oracle Oktober 2020 Patchday fixes 402 vulnerabilities and bugs

Windows UpdateOn October 21, 2020 Oracle released numerous updates for various products as part of its quarterly October patchday. In the process, 402 bugs and security vulnerabilities were eliminated. Some of them are considered critical, as they can be exploited without authentication.

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Internet Explorer: Compatibility redirect to Microsoft Edge

[German]Microsoft has begun a gradual departure from Internet Explorer. IE 11 now redirects incompatible web pages to the Microsoft Chromium Edge so that they are opened in this browser. Here is some information on this topic.

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20241 released

[German]Microsofthas additionally released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20241 for Windows Insider in the Developer Channel on October 21, 2020, one day after the deployment of Windows 10 20H2. The announcement was made in the Windows Blog, where the list of new features, fixes and known issues can be found.

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Firefox 82.0.0 and 78.4.0 ESR released

Mozilla[German]Mozilla’s developers have released version 82.0.0 and the 78.4.0 ISR of the Firefox browser on October 20, 2020. This is a new development branch of the browser, which brings some innovations, fixes bugs and closes some vulnerabilities rated as high.

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Google Chrome 86.0.4240.111: Critical Security Update

[German]Google has updated the Google Chrome Browser to version 86.0.4240.111 on October 20, 2020. This update resolves a 0-day vulnerability CVE-2020-15999 in the FreeType library (also in other software products such as Linux), which is already exploited.

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