Edge 85.0.564.63 Security Update

Edge[German]Microsoft has updated the Chromium Edge Browser to version 85.0.564.63 as of September 23, 2020. This version fixes a number of critical vulnerabilities. The browser is based on Chromium version 85.0.4183.121 and should update automatically. According to ADV200002, the browser update fixes the following vulnerabilities rated as high: CVE-2020-15960, CVE-2020-15961, CVE-2020-15962, CVE-2020-15963, CVE-2020-15964, CVE-2020-15965, CVE-2020-15966. In this Techcommunity post, Microsoft announces the introduction of the Sleeping Tabs experiment to improve CPU and memory utilization in Microsoft Edge. The Google developers had removed a similar feature in Chrome 85 (see Chrome M85: RAM optimization removed in Windows 10 2004).

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Strava expose private data to nearby users, check your privacy settings

[German]Incorrect settings can cause the popular Strava running and cycling app (and service) to make the user’s information available to third parties nearby. For privacy reasons you should take a closer look at this and check your settings.

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Tor Browser 10 released

Sicherheit[German]The developers of the Tor bundle have released Tor Browser 10 as a bundle on September 22, 2020. I just got the update delivered automatically.

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Windows 10: Update KB4571756 causes an error in group policy editor

[German]I’ll take up the topic, which was raised by a blog reader, here. After September 2020 patchday and installing update KB4571756)the reader gets an error in the group policy editor that the SetProxyBehaviorForUpdateDetection element is not found – but under Windows 10 Home 2004 (32bit) – reported. But there is a simple solution, but with pitfalls.

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20221 released

[German]Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20221 for Windows Insider in the Developer Channel as of September 23, 2020. The announcement was made in the Windows Blog, where you can read the list of new features, fixes and known issues. Microsoft has started the Skype integration with ‘Meet Now’.

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Microsoft’s new designed ‘Security Update Guide’

Windows Update[German]Microsoft has re-designed it’s page informing about all security updates released. The page is for IT professionals and users who are searching details about security updates from Microsoft.

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Operation DisrupTor: 179 Dark Net actors arrested

Paragraph[German]In a coordinated opration, international law enforcement agencies led by the German Federal Criminal Police (BKA) have arrested 179 persons involved in the purchase and sale of illegal goods and services in the Dark Net all over the world. The police have warned cyber criminals that “the golden age of the Dark Net is over”.

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Watch OS 7 & iOS 14 breaks Authenticator app functionality

[German]A brief information for user of an Apple smart watch or iOS 14 device, using Microsoft’s Authenticator app. After updating to Watch OS 7 or iOS 14, communication with the two-factor authentication app no longer works. And there are also problems with GPS tracking under Watch OS 7.

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Windows 10 Update KB4577063 as Preview for Insider

[German]Microsoft has released the update KB4577063 for Windows 10 Version 2004 and 20H2 as preview for Windows Insider in the Release Preview Channel and in the Beta Channel. The update should fix numerous bugs, but comes with new bugs (like SSD defrag).

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Edge Browser Preview for Linux announced for October 2020

EdgeIn the context of the currently ongoing virtual Ignite 2020 conference, Microsoft has also announced a preview of the Edge Browser for Linux for October 2020 (see this Ingite 2020 overview). Bleeping Computer has written a few words about it here.

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