Microsoft Edge – Chrome version release on JAN 15 2020

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Microsoft has released it’s 1st version of the Chrome based version for Windows 10 (as well as Windows 7 & 8).  It is a much improved version from the more proprietary original version of Edge that is included with the WIN10 O/S 🙂 https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/01/15/first-stable-chromium-edge-browser.aspx Microsoft on Wednesday announced the first release of its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge […]

Windows 10 – CryptoAPI critical security patch January 2020

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As fake certificates can be easily spoofed, WIN10 users should quickly move to latest JANUARY 2020 “Patch Tuesday” release to stay protected. While IE11 & Edge browsers have the main vulnerabilities, with some effort Chrome could also be potentially compromised (as it uses same API). https://www.pcmag.com/news/bad-flaw-in-windows-10-also-affects-chrome-browser https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-0601 The NSA-discovered vulnerability in Windows 10 doesn’t just […]

TV and monitors – 8K v 4K evaluation January 2020

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PC Magazine offers excellent comparison of current 4K verses evolving 8K resolution standards. https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-is-8k-should-you-buy-a-new-tv-or-wait 8K is a higher resolution than 4K—and that’s it. 1080p screens have a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels. 4K screens double those numbers to 3,840 by 2,160 and quadruple the number of pixels. 8K doubles the numbers again, to a […]

Security – Windows CryptoAPI vulnerability CVE-2020-0601

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SANS ISC has an excellent overview of Windows CryptoAPI vulnerability CVE-2020-0601, this is a serious issue to fix for Windows 10 users (and esp. browsers IE, Edge, and Chrome) https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Summing+up+CVE20200601+or+the+Lets+Decrypt+vulnerability/25720/ This diary is about the vulnerability in Windows CryptoAPI, CVE-2020-0601, that everyone has been talking about; we decided to sum up known and tested information […]


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