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  1. Thread: windows 10 push wrong update ? by Ground Sloth
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
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    The update is being pushed to all computers still...

    The update is being pushed to all computers still on v1809, including AMD machines. It shouldn't cause any problems if it's not needed or even applicable. But if you want to be extra cautious, I...
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    Win Update It's explained in the following short video from...

    It's explained in the following short video from Red Hat.


    YouTube
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    Win Update Your computer is still somewhat vulnerable unless...

    Your computer is still somewhat vulnerable unless you also disable Hyper-Threading.

    Do you know if the BIOS update also updated the mysterious Intel Management Engine firmware?
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    Sticky: The extension flags this site as suspicious just...

    The extension flags this site as suspicious just because it's not one of the 5000 most visited sites on the Internet? :confused:

    Is there a full list of what Google considers suspicious?
  5. Thread: Latest Firefox Released for Windows by Ground Sloth
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 2,248 Views 283,020

    Sticky: I wonder if 67.0.3 didn't actually fix that...

    I wonder if 67.0.3 didn't actually fix that critical JavaScript vulnerability.
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    Win Update It will be delivered through Windows Update...

    It will be delivered through Windows Update eventually. Microsoft is just being extra cautious. The two previous microcode updates were both eventually delivered through Windows Update.
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    No browser is secure by default except maybe Lynx.

    No browser is secure by default except maybe Lynx.
  8. Thread: Firefox vs Chrome by Ground Sloth
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 45 Views 5,087

    I prefer Firefox over Chrome, but I'm not really...

    I prefer Firefox over Chrome, but I'm not really a fan of Firefox or any of the Chromium derivatives.

    The only other option now on Windows is Pale Moon, which uses a forked version of the Gecko...
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    Win Update I almost borked one of my computers last year...

    I almost borked one of my computers last year doing a BIOS update. After flashing the BIOS. the computer wouldn't POST. I tried, unsuccessfully, to revert to the previous BIOS revision. But...
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    Win Update If you want to be absolutely certain that the MDS...

    If you want to be absolutely certain that the MDS mitigations are enabled, there is a PowerShell script from Microsoft that will tell you.
    ...
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    Win Update You don't need it. Under Fixes it says ...

    You don't need it.

    Under Fixes it says




    Those are the MDS vulnerabilities that the latest Intel microcode update mitigates. So that's just another way of saying that the BIOS update...
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    Win Update When it comes to releasing BIOS updates that...

    When it comes to releasing BIOS updates that address security issues, HP seems to give priority to business PCs and workstations, followed by OMEN gaming computers.

    Even if you have a home PC...
  13. OK, but what does an arbitrary rule limit...

    OK, but what does an arbitrary rule limit (whatever it ends up being) have to do with security and privacy?

    Google is not trying to kill all ad blockers, but it sure looks like they are trying to...
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    I often misinterpret written sarcasm. Could you...

    I often misinterpret written sarcasm. Could you clarify the point you're trying to make?
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    When did "Firefox" become a reference to some...

    When did "Firefox" become a reference to some mythical fox? :confused:

    In 2006 Mozilla stated that "Firefox" is a reference to the red panda.

    Mozilla Firefox - Brand Name Frequently Asked...
  16. Thread: Latest Firefox Released for Windows by Ground Sloth
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 2,248 Views 283,020

    Sticky: I sometimes get that message if I close Firefox...

    I sometimes get that message if I close Firefox and then try to immediately reopen it. The issue goes back many versions, and it occurs on Linux-based operating systems as well.
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    Sticky: I don't like some of the design changes, but I...

    I don't like some of the design changes, but I have yet to run into any major issues since updating earlier today. I was fully expecting something to break.
  18. Customization Just looking at the screen for a few seconds...

    Just looking at the screen for a few seconds makes feel me a bit nauseous. :sick:

    This design choice will probably trigger migraine headaches in some people.
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    Win Update The support page was updated today, and it is no...

    The support page was updated today, and it is no longer referred to as an "Insider Preview."

    But Microsoft is still not offering the microcode updates for v1803 and v1809 for some reason.
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    Win Update The support page still refers to the update as an...

    The support page still refers to the update as an "Insider Preview."
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    Win Update It includes all the previous updates.

    It includes all the previous updates.
  22. I was hoping for an 8-core model without SMT.

    I was hoping for an 8-core model without SMT.
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    Win Update CPU microcode updates are not permanent in the...

    CPU microcode updates are not permanent in the sense that they're not persistent across reboot. Every time you reboot your computer, either the BIOS or the operating system (or both) will update the...
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    Sticky: It looks normal. MDS mitigation requires a new...

    It looks normal.

    MDS mitigation requires a new microcode update from Intel, which Microsoft is currently only providing for Windows 10 v1903 and Enterprise users of some older versions of Windows...
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    True. I stopped using System Restore several...

    True. I stopped using System Restore several months ago because it had simply become too unreliable. It hasn't been officially deprecated, but I don't think Microsoft has worked on it for years. ...
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