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Latest Windows 10 Update May Delete Files

Updates for Windows 10 have not had the best of roll outs this month. Pretty sure there are those at Microsoft that wish the title of this story read "Latest Windows 10 may delete fails" but that is not the case.

Microsoft Releases Microcode Updates for Sandy Bridge, Whiskey Lake U, and Other Intel CPUs

The patches address a handful of speculative execution flaws, but they won't be rolled out automatically via Windows Update. Users need to identify their CPUs and download them manually.

Intel Says It’s Working on a Fix for New Speculative Execution Attack, “CacheOut”

The vulnerability, which affects Intel CPUs released before Q4 2018, lets attackers trigger selective data leaks by exploiting a processor's cache eviction feature.

Avast Allegedly Using “Free” Antivirus to Collect and Sell Users’ Web Browsing Data

The data includes "Google searches, lookups of locations and GPS coordinates on Google Maps, people visiting companies' LinkedIn pages, particular YouTube videos, and people visiting porn websites."

AMD Patches Four Critical Vulnerabilities Affecting Radeon Display Driver and Graphics Cards

Users are urged to update to Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.1.1, which patches out four severe vulnerabilities related to ATIDXX64.DLL.

NSA Discovers Major Cryptographic Security Flaw Present in “All Versions of Windows”

Today's "Patch Tuesday" updates include a crucial fix for a serious Windows vulnerability related to crypt32.dll, which allows attackers to spoof digital certificates and more.

Class Action Lawsuit Filed against Amazon’s Ring

A $5 million class action lawsuit has been filed alleging the camera system is vulnerable to cyber-attacks. This event follows after four families recently reported their systems having had unauthorized access.

NVIDIA Patches Critical GameStream-Related Vulnerability in GeForce Experience

When GameStream is enabled, an "attacker with local system access can corrupt a system file, which may lead to denial of service or escalation of privileges."

Facebook Data Leak: 267 Million Users’ IDs, Names, and Phone Numbers Exposed Online

Users are being asked to stay vigilant, as the database could be used "for phishing and spam, particularly via SMS."

Windows 7 EOL Looming

The Inquirer would like to remind us that Windows 7 EOL is just around the corner. On...