Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2229 User-made patch lets owners of next-gen CPUs install updates on Windows 7 and 8.1
GitHub user Zeffy has created a patch that removes a limitation that Microsoft imposed on users of 7th generation processors, a limit that prevents users from receiving Windows updates if they still use Windows 7 and 8.1.

This limitation was delivered through Windows Update KB4012218 (March 2017 Patch Tuesday) and has made many owners of Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Bristol Ridge CPUs very angry last week, as they weren't able to install any Windows updates.

Microsoft's move was controversial, but the company did its due diligence, and warned customers of its intention since January 2016, giving users enough time to update to Windows 10, move to a new OS, or downgrade their CPU, if they needed to remain on Windows 7 or 8.1 for various reasons.
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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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