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  1. Adobe has released an out-of-band update for Adobe Acrobat and Reader Adobe which contains stability and services load optimization fixes, updating the latest release to updated to version 2019.021.20048. Release date: October 17, 2019 Vulnerability identifier: None Platform: Windows and MacOS The Release Notes for Adobe Acrobat and Reader have been updated with the following notice: Note: UNcheck any pre-checked additional options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.
  2. Oracle released the scheduled critical security updates for its Java SE Runtime Environment software. This Critical Patch Update contains 20 new security patches for Oracle Java SE. All of these vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without requiring user credentials. Update If Java is still installed on your computer, it is recommended that this update be applied as soon as possible due to the threat posed by a successful attack. Download Information Java SE 13 Release Notes: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/documentation/13u-relnotes-5461742.html Download: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html#JDK13 Java SE 11 Release Notes: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/documentation/11u-relnotes-5093844.html Download: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html#JDK11 Java SE 8 Release Notes: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/8u-relnotes-2225394.html Download: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html#JDK8 Notes: UNcheck any pre-checked toolbar and/or software options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional. Preferably, see the instructions below on how to handle "Unwanted Extras".
  3. Microsoft released cumulative updates with non-security improvements and fixes for Windows 10 Versions 1809, 1803 and 1709 today. In addition, cumulative updates were also released for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7: Windows 10 Version 1809, KB4520062 Windows 10 Version 1803, KB4519978 Windows 10 Version 1709, KB4520006 Windows 8.1, KB4520012 Windows 7, KB4519972 To download and install the update, go to Settings -> Update and Security -> Windows Update and select Check for updates.
  4. Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader addressing a long list of CVE's for Windows and macOS. Particularly due to 45 of the vulnerabilities being rated critical for Reader, it is advised that the update be applied as soon a possible. The update additionally includes bug fixes. Release date: October 15, 2019 Vulnerability identifier: APSB19-49 Platform: Windows and MacOSUpdate or Complete Download Reader DC and Acrobat DC were updated to version 2019.02.2.20047. Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help/Check for Updates. Reader DC and other versions are available here: https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows Acrobat DC for Windows is available here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows Note: UNcheck any pre-checked additional options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional. References PSIRT Release Notes Security Bulletin System Requirements
  5. Dev channel update to 79.0.301.2 is live Added a setting to show or hide the feedback smiley face from the toolbar. The first round of Family Safety features is now available on Windows 10. Added an option to the New Tab Page for users signed into the browser with a work or school account to show Office content from their organization instead of news content. Added a toolbar to Reading View for easy access to Read Aloud and text viewing options. Added the touchscreen scrolling behavior that the existing version of Edge was known for. Added a button in Settings on Mac to open Microsoft AutoUpdate. Added right-click support to menu items on Mac. Added the ability to automatically remove extensions from a user’s device when they’ve been removed from the store they were installed from.
  6. From Twitter: Microsoft Security Intelligence on Twitter: "Tamper protection, a new feature that prevents malicious or unauthorized changes to security features, is now generally available for Microsoft Defender ATP customers and enabled by default for home users. Learn what this means and how you can deploy: https://t.co/rk0H3z7gUF https://t.co/PEqCOADVdP" / Twitter Also see Microsoft Now Enables Windows 10 Tamper Protection By Default: To enable Tamper Protection, go to Settings > Windows Security > Virus & Threat Protection and click "Manage Settings". Scroll down to the "Tamper Protection" setting to enable.
  7. Mozilla sent Firefox Version 69.0.3 to the release channel today. The update fixed two bugs. No update has been posted for Firefox ESR. Fixed Fixed download errors for Windows 10 users with Parental Controls enabled (bug 1586228)Fixed Yahoo mail users being prompted to download files when clicking on emails (bug 1582848) Update: To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu, then pick "About Firefox." Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu. If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download. Release Notes
  8. Although not released prior to the Microsoft Security updates, Adobe later released Version 32.0.0.270 of Adobe Flash Player for Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS. The update contains assorted functional fixes. Release date: October 9, 2019 Vulnerability identifier: None Platform: Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS Update: With the option to 'Allow Adobe to install updates', the update will be automatic. Without that setting enabled, either install the update via the update mechanism when prompted or via the Download Center*.Windows 7 and earlier: Installation links for Windows 7 and earlier are provided by Adobe at Installation problems | Flash Player | Windows 7 and earlier: Flash Player for Internet Explorer - ActiveXFlash Player for Firefox/Pale Moon - NPAPIFlash Player for Opera and Chromium-based browsers - PPAPI Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11: Adobe Flash Player will be automatically updated to the latest version for Windows 8.1 and 10.Google Chrome: Adobe Flash Player will be automatically updated to the latest Google Chrome version.Flash Player Uninstaller: http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/uninstall_flash_player.exeAdobe AIR: Adobe - Adobe AIR Release Notes
  9. Dev channel update to 79.0.294.1 is live Added Features: Added messaging to warn users when they install an extension that has the ability to change their search provider, home page, or new tab page. Added improved messaging and reporting abilities when navigating to unsafe websites. Added a button to set up syncing from the profile flyout.
  10. The Microsoft October security updates have been released and consist of 59 CVEs. Of these 59 CVEs, 9 are rated Critical, 49 are rated Important and 1 is rated Moderate in severity. Two are listed as publicly known and two others are listed as under active attack at the time of release. The updates address Spoofing, Remote Code Execution, Information Disclosure, Tampering and Denial of Service. They apply to the following: Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge (EdgeHTML-based), ChakraCore, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, SQL Server Management Studio, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Windows Update Assistant and Open Source Software. Note: Adobe has not issued a Flash Player update. Known Issues: See the Known Issues and accompanying work-around in the KB Articles for your version of Windows in the Update History at October 2019 Security Updates. Recommended Reading: See Dustin Childs review and analysis in Zero Day Initiative — The October 2019 Security Update Review.
  11. Note: If you have Parental Controls feature toggled on and are part of a family group, see Some Windows 10 Users Can't Use Firefox for Downloads.
  12. Based on the BC article, Windows 10 KB4524147 Cumulative Update Breaks the Start Menu, although you can uninstall it if you run into the Start Menu issue, it wouldn't hurt to also create a restore point if you haven't installed the update yet.
  13. Microsoft has released an Out-of-Band security update addressing CVE-2019-1367. This CVE addresses a scripting engine memory corruption vulnerability. An update is available for each of Windows 10 versions 1903 through version 1607, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. The following important notice is provided for each version of Windows 10 and a similar notice for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7: Updates provided for the latest Windows 10 version 1903 through version 1607: Windows 10, Version 1903: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4524147 Windows 10, Version 1809: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4524148 Windows 10, Version 1803: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4524149 Windows 10, Version 1709: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4524150 Windows 10, Version 1703: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4524151 Windows 10, Version 1607: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4524152 Windows 8.1: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4524156 Windows 7: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4524157
  14. Mozilla sent Firefox Version 69.0.2 to the release channel today. The update fixed several bugs. No update has been posted for Firefox ESR. Fixed Fixed a crash when editing files on Office 365 websites (bug 1579858) Fixed detection of the Windows 10 Parental Controls feature being enabled (bug 1584613) Fixed a Linux-only crash when changing the playback speed while watching YouTube videos (bug 1582222) Update: To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu, then pick "About Firefox." Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu. If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download. References Common questions after updating Firefox Security Updates Release Notes Rapid Release Calendar
  15. Microsoft Introduced new Surface products today, the most unexpected of them being the Surface Neo and Surface Duo: Surface Neo -- a foldable dual-screen device with a detachable keyboard that magnetically seals to the back and can be flipped on top of the bottom display. Also included is the new Surface Slim Pen that magnetically attaches to the back and charges at the same time. Surface Duo -- a phone! No, it isn't a Microsoft phone. It is Android and includes Microsoft Launcher. Like the Surface Neo, it also has a foldable dual-screen but with 5.6 inch displays so it can fit in your pocket. The tech press is filled with articles about all of the new devices. A few examples that have pictures and other information about the new products: Microsoft Surface event, everything announced: Pro 7, Pro X, Neo, Duo - Business Insider Microsoft Surface fall 2019 event: Everything announced | Windows Central Microsoft's 2019 Surface event by the numbers
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