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  • History of cumulative updates for .NET Framework for Win10 1809 and Server 2019

    Posted on April 3rd, 2019 at 19:30 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Patch Lady Susan Bradley just discovered this gem.

    Yes, there was a cumulative update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.7.2, for Win10 1809, released on April 2.

  • Hoffman: Win10 version 1903 will cause BSODs in some games

    Posted on April 3rd, 2019 at 17:52 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Great sleuthing – and a disturbing story – from How-to Geek’s Chris Hoffman:

    Windows 10’s April 2019 Update (version 1903, expected any day now) contains a change that causes some PC games to crash Windows with a blue screen of death. Not all games have fixed the problem, but Microsoft has confirmed it’s releasing the update anyway.

    It’s a complex problem. We’ve known for some time that beta test versions of Win10 1903 would cause bluescreens on games that run anti-cheat programs (including, notably the BattlEye anti-cheat software in Fortnite). I always assumed that MS would work things out before they shipped 1903 — in fact, I figured that was one of the main reasons why we haven’t seen an “RTM” version of 1903 yet.

    Now it looks like I’m wrong. The latest builds of Win10 1903 play nicely with some anti-cheat software, but freeze with others. Microsoft has apparently decided to go ahead and ship that way.

    Interesting, complex story, well worth reading.

  • Microsoft acknowledges bug in Win8.1 March Monthly Rollup KB 4489881, fixes it in Monthly Rollup Preview

    Posted on April 3rd, 2019 at 14:17 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I’ve seen a couple of reports where Server 2012 R2 (Win8.1) users who installed this month’s Monthly Rollup, KB 4489881, are hitting unexpected reboots and BSODs.

    Microsoft recently acknowledged the problem:

    After installing this update, devices with a winsock kernel client may receive D1, FC, and other errors. Additionally, systems that run the Skype for Business or Lync Server Edge Transport role may be affected by this issue.

    The fix is to install the preview of next month’s Win 8.1/Server 2012 R2 Monthly Rollup, KB 4489893:

    Addresses an issue in which devices with a winsock kernel client may receive D1, FC, and other errors and affect systems that run the Skype for Business or Lync Server Edge Transport role.

    I guess we have to get used to the fact that Microsoft’s going to fix bugs in Win7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollups by slipping them into the preview of the next month’s Monthly Rollup.

  • Catalin Cimpanu: Over 540 million Facebook records found on exposed Amazon Web Service servers

    Posted on April 3rd, 2019 at 13:38 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Catalin Cimpanu has (another) amazing scoop, on ZDNet:

    The first server contained most of the data, and belonged to Cultura Colectiva, a Mexico-based online media platform operating across Spanish-speaking Latin America countries.

    At a size of 146GB, this AWS server stored over 540 million records detailing user account names, Facebook IDs, comments, likes, reactions, and other data used for analyzing social media feeds and user interactions.

    The second AWS server stored data recorded by the “At the Pool” Facebook game. This included details such as the Facebook user ID, a list of Facebook friends, likes, photos, groups, checkins, and user preferences like movies, music, books, interests, and other, along with 22,000 passwords.

    Facebook sells data to third parties, who don’t take care of it.