August 2016

NET Framework 4.6.2 released

Microsoft released the .NET Framework 4.6.2 yesterday for most supported versions of Microsoft Windows featuring "dozens of bug fixes and improvements".

Microsoft ships version 4.6.2 of the NET Framework with Windows 10's Anniversary Update meaning that it does not need to be installed separately on systems running the latest version of Windows 10.

Chrome 52 for Android: Less video data and battery usage

The latest stable version of Google Chrome for Android, version 52, ships with improvements that promise better battery life and reduced data usage when watching videos.

If you like to watch videos on your mobile device, and use Chrome for that, you may benefit from improvements that Google implemented in Chrome 52.

Attention: Some Fosshub downloads compromised

Some software programs on Fosshub, a free project hosting service, appear to be compromised and serve malware payloads .

Fosshub is a popular file hosting service that software projects such as Classic Shell, qBittorrent, Audacity, MKVToolNix, and others use as their primary file download service.

Basically, what these projects do is link either directly to download files hosted by Fosshub, or link to a download page for their programs on Fosshub.

Download and install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

While the release date of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is August 2, 2016, not all users will receive the update on that date as Microsoft plans to roll it out gradually.

Microsoft plans to deliver the update via Windows Update starting 19:00 CET, and via the Media Creation Toolkit at around the same time.

Microsoft Account Credentials Leak vulnerability

What would you say if I told you that an almost two decade old vulnerability in Windows may leak your Microsoft Account credentials when you visit a website, read an email, or use VPN over IPSec?

A bug, that goes all the way back to Windows 95 is causing major issues on Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Basically, what happens is the following: Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Outlook and other Microsoft products allow connections to local network shares. What the default settings don't prevent on top of that is connections to remote shares.

Customatic: better Windows 10 customization

Customatic is a new program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that promises better customization by introducing new options and features.

Customatic adds several new or improved features to Windows including desktop live tiles, theme support, app lauchers, or universal Windows platform theme support.

Google to display new device sign-ins on Android

Google announced yesterday that Android users will receive notifications when sign-ins from new devices are recognized directly on their Android devices.

Up until now, Google used email messages to inform users about new sign-ins. These messages are sent out when a sign-in are successful on devices that are unknown to the company (read not yet associated with the Google account).

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