Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2220 New processors are now blocked from receiving updates on old Windows
We knew Microsoft was planning to block installation of Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on systems with Intel 7th Generation Core processors (more memorably known as Kaby Lake) and AMD Ryzen systems; we just weren't sure when. Now, the answer appears to be "this month." Users of new processors running old versions of Windows are reporting that their updates are being blocked. The block means that systems using these processors are no longer receiving security updates.

The new policy was announced in January of last year and revised slightly a couple of months later: Kaby Lake and Ryzen processors, and all new processors on an ongoing basis, would only be supported in Windows 10. Windows 7 and 8.1 would continue to support older processors, but their chip compatibility was frozen.
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#2229 User-made patch lets owners of next-gen CPUs install updates on Windows 7 and 8.1
#2228 Ransomware Timeline: 2010 – 2017
#2227 NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers just dumped its most damaging release yet
#2226 A Russian hacker has created his own 'starter pack' ransomware service
#2225 This phishing attack is almost impossible to detect on Chrome, Firefox and Opera
#2224 Oracle delivers a whopping 299 fixes in April 2017's critical patch update
#2223 The Callisto group
#2222 Report: Cybercrime climate shifts dramatically in first quarter
#2221 Android trojan targeting over 420 banking apps worldwide found on Google Play Store
#2220 New processors are now blocked from receiving updates on old Windows
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