Just dump the lot?
You'd be better off & certainly more secure.
Today is the second Tuesday of the month, and that means a fresh round of security updates from the likes of Microsoft, Adobe and Google. The November edition of Patch Tuesday brings with it fixes for Windows, Flash Player, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office and Android. For Microsoft, the monthly update comprises a total of 14 …
Oh, almost forgot about my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 inch tablet.
Any Android updates for that today? Nope? Didn't think so.
Hasn't had any for over 2 years.
Guess I'll just have to carry on using Firefox with the NoScript, uBlock Origin and Self Destructing Cookies add-ons.
Lucky I don't keep anything important on it.
It's difficult for an exploit to get persistent root if your Android's running SELinux, which all Androids on or above 4.4 do.
Yeah, but that doesn't make for very good headlines!
The Dirty COW is yet another example of an exploit that depends as much on social engineering as it does on the coding. Not trying to downplay the threat in any way but this vulnerability affects a small percentage of a huge market. There are reasons for Russia being targeted over say the UK and even the banks are waking up to the need to implement at least something that looks bit more like security in their apps.
"The vulnerabilities could be used by an attacker for remote code execution by way of malformed Flash media files."
Adobe programmers must be a COLOSSAL PILE OF FAIL if they're *STILL* dealing with FLASH VULNERABILITIES like this...
I mean, SERIOUSLY: have they NOT heard of PARAMETER VALIDATION and BUFFER LENGTH CHECKING??? Why can't they just run a SIMPLE sanity check on EVERY file before playing it? Or every segment, as needed. Whatever. Point is, if they are storing things in the file that COULD cause buffer overruns or 'wild writes' within RAM space, then they're TOTALLY INCOMPETENT as far as software is concerned.
And I would say that it REFLECTS ON THE QUALITY OF THE ENTIRE COMPANY'S PRODUCTS.
Surely not just me, is Win7 now de-prioritised? WU sits there 'checking for updates', and will finally find some tomorrow or the day after, and takes another day or two before the download counter gets off zero. Or is it because I tried to hide all the Win10 upgrade thingies which kept reappearing?
I've done all the clear-everything reset-everything do-this do-that bag-on-yer-ead stuff so weird theories only please, I'm wondering if e.g. it's trying IP6 (disabled) for everything first or trying to cross-reference blocked cookies or because I never used IE on here (or did I)...
Much appreciated - when searching (via more than one search engine) that one never showed up! They are obviously conspiring against me...
The first patch said 'not applicable to your computer' (though I do recall seeing 'servicing stack' relatively recently but the KB number on that page does not show as installed), but the second one went in fine, and it looks like that's cured the problem so have a mere single upvote even though you deserve several for that :)
Very very unhappy with the Microsoft changes. Am going to have to be very wary incase they dump an "optional" patch on me that adds that diagnostic service back in or as is almost certain a general dodgy patch.
Also the changes to the download site make it even more annoying to download a patch.
To day my computer would not complete start up. I was able to start it in safe mode, and following Win 10 support instructions I disabled all non microsoft start up services, and then the pc booted fine.
Next by process of restarting with individual non microsoft services enabled, it was clear the HP services were what was hanging. HP support site seems to unaware of this issue.
First rule of using an OEM image.
Uninstall all bloatware, not most. ALL.
Be careful of uninstalling McAffe as it may brick you internet connection. Get the heap of shit, sorry McAfee, removal tool and run that after MS uninstaller, otherwise your internet connection WILL be fucked.
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