Along with Tuesday’s monthly security patches, Microsoft has released new builds of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 for users on the April 2018 Update and the October 2018 Update releases. The Windows 10 October 2018 Update, or version 1809, has now been bumped up to build number 17763.316. It fixes several bugs but contains no new features. The update fixes a bug in Microsoft Edge that prevents the browser from connecting to a site using an IP address. It also fixes a bug that causes the Windows Hello for Business Hybrid Key Trust deployment sign-in to fail if Windows 2019 Server domain controllers (DC) are used for authentication. In addition, it fixed a security bug in Microsoft’s HoloLens that allows users to bypass the lock screen in some circumstances. The build contains Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday fixes that addressed 77 security flaws for all supported versions of Windows, including a handful affecting Windows 10. The security patches for version 1809 address flaws in Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows Server, the Microsoft JET Database Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Graphics, and Windows App Platform and Frameworks. There’s one known issue in this update that results in previously abbreviated Japanese data and time strings no longer parsing. Microsoft has described a workaround. The April 2018 Update, or version 1803, moves this version update to build 17134.590. It contains largely the same bug and security fixes, but also adds top-level… [Read full story]
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