Category Archives: Software

Tor-Browser 8.5 released, also for Android

[German]On May 21, 2019, the developers of the Tor project released the new version 8.5 of the Tor bundle for the desktop. Tor is now also available in an Android version.

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Thunderbird 60.7 with Security fixes

[German]Mozilla’s developers released an update of the email client Thunderbird to version 60.7 on May 21, 2019. This is a maintenance update which closes critical security gaps. Here is some information about it.

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Windows 10 N: Media Feature Pack for Version 1903 released

[German]Microsoft has released the Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 N version 1903. This is relevant for users, having this version on their machines. Here is some information about this topic. 

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WordPress 5.2.1 released

The developers have released a maintenance update for WordPress on May 21, 2019, which raises the version to 5.2.1. The update was just offered within the dashboard of my WordPress blogs.

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Notepad++ 7.7 released

Already on May 19, 2019, developer Don Ho released version 7.7 of the Windows editor Notepad ++. This version is now digitally signed again and fixes some problems of earlier versions. Here are some hints.

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South Korea’s government migrates from Windows 7 to Linux

[German]The government in South Korea prefers Linux to Windows 10. That’s the message of the weekend. Instead upgrading from Windows 7 machines to Windows 10, the government decides to migrate it’s clients to Linux.

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Add-on ‘Disabled Add-on fix’ fixes deactivated extensions in Firefox 47-56

[German]In older versions of the Firefox browser, add-ons could no longer be activated. The Mozilla developers have released an add-on for the Firefox browser to fix the problem that older add-ons are disabled in the browser.

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Adobe Updates for Flash, Reader, Encoder (May 2019)

[German]On 14 May 2019, Adobe released a series of critical updates for its Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader / Adobe Acrobat and Media Encoder.

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WhatsApp vulnerability CVE-2019-3568; Update required

[German]The Messenger app WhatsApp has a critical vulnerability affecting both Android and iOS. The vulnerability is already being exploited (there is an exploit from an Israeli company selling it). Users should urgently update WhatsApp.

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Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10 with SCCM fails on OEM machines

[German]System administrators who tries to upgrade Windows 7 machines to Windows 10 via SCCM need to be careful. Upgrading OEM machines fails because SetupComplete.cmd cannot run.

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