Servicing stack update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1: March 12, 2019
Readers Tim and Doug reminded me of the newest Servicing Stack Update for Windows 7.
The servicing stack is what installs Windows updates. Whether intentional or through incompetence, Microsoft has made updating Windows (especially Windows 7) somewhere between difficult and impossible. IMHO their servicing stack updates are meant to fix the problem they created. So if you have an issue with Windows Update, a servicing stack update is the place to start.
To download the latest servicing stack you look in the Microsoft Update Catalog. Search for servicing stack.
Windows 7: https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=Servicing%20Stack%20Update%20for%20Windows%207
Windows 10: https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=Servicing%20Stack%20Update%20for%20Windows%2010
Last month I had linked to an article outlining this. The newest servicing stack update for Windows 7 will be required by July 16. This should have been installed automatically with Windows Update this month. If not, manually check Windows Update or see the above links.
Google Chrome 73
For the desktop, Chrome has several “Fixes and improvements” and 60 security fixes.
Chrome for Android has 2 new features as well as “stability and performance improvements”.
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Introducing Firefox Send, Providing Free File Transfers while Keeping your Personal Information Private
Send is a free encrypted file transfer service that allows users to safely and simply share files from any browser. Additionally, Send will also be available as an Android app in beta later this week.
Navy, Industry Partners Are ‘Under Cyber Siege’ by Chinese Hackers, Review Asserts
The assessment, delivered to Navy Secretary Richard Spencer last week and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, depicts a branch of the armed forces under relentless cyberattack by foreign adversaries and struggling in its response to the scale and sophistication of the problem.
Relentless is the word. Most of the internet seems to be under constant attack from the Chinese. This site is just a tiny little site at the edge of the internet yet: