Category Archives: Software

Firefox 81.0.0 and 78.3.0 esr released

[German]Mozilla’s developers have released the version 81.0.0, the Firefox browser, as well as the 78.3.0 esr, on September 22, 2020. Firefox 81 is a new development branch, which is intended to fix both vulnerabilities and bugs. Advertising

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Google Chrome 85.0.4183.121 released

[German]Google released a new update of the Google Chrome browser on September 21, 2020, which raises the browser to version 85.0.4183.121. It is a security update that closes ten vulnerabilities in addition to bug fixes. Advertising

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Windows: Edge Update KB4559309 replaced with KB4576754, fixes performance issues

[German]Microsoft has replaced the update KB4559309 for the new Edge Browser released in June 2020 with the new update KB4576754. The background was probably slow starting Windows 10 systems after applying the update KB4559309, but this was not documented in … Continue reading

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Ad-Blocker uMatrix development has ended

Another short information for users who use the ad blocker uMatrix in browsers like Firefox. The developer Raymond Hill (GorHill) has ‘frozen’ the project and will not develope the software further. Advertising

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Windows Sysinternals updated on Sept. 2020

[German]Microsoft has updated some of the Windows Sysinternals Tools on September 17th/18th, 2020, in which some of the tools were updated and new functions were added. Here is a rough overview. Advertising

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Video Encoder for HiSilicon-Chips (Huawei) with critical vulnerabilities

[German]Security researcher Alexei Kojenov has discovered serious security vulnerabilities in software video encoders written for HI3520D chipsets from Huawei subsidiary HiSilicon. Because of a discovered access with a standard password, he even writes from a backdoor. Advertising

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.NET Framework Preview Updates (Sept. 16, 2020)

[German]In addition to the preview updates for Windows 10 (see Windows 10 V1809/190x: Preview Updates (September 16, 2020))), Microsoft has also released various preview updates for the .NET Framework as of September 16, 2020. Advertising

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Windows 10 (64 Bit): Executing 16-bit programs

[German]In a 64-bit Windows environment, 16-bit programs can no longer run because the Windows NT DOS Virtual Machine (NTVM) is missing. A Microsoft developer has now described an approach – quasi as a finger exercise – how to run 16-bit … Continue reading

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Thunderbird 68.x: Update to version 78.x is shipped

[German]Short information for users of the Thunderbird e-mail client. The developers have released the auto-update for older 68 versions, which will upgrade them to the current 78.x version. Here is a short outline of the situation and some voices with … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Version 2004: Update KB4576754 forces new Edge browser install (Sept. 14, 2020)

[German]Microsoft has begun rolling out the new Chromium-based Edge Browser on systems with Windows 10 version 2004 on Sept. 14, 2020. A re-release of update KB4576754 pushed this browser again to consumer systems. Advertising

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