BetaNews: Microsoft releases KB5005565 and KB5005566 Windows 10 updates to fix PowerShell bug and more

BetaNews: Microsoft releases KB5005565 and KB5005566 Windows 10 updates to fix PowerShell bug and more . “With another Patch Tuesday rolling around, Microsoft has released a pair of new updates for Windows 10 — KB5005565 and KB5005566. Serving the same purpose, KB5005566 is available for Windows 10 version 1909, and KB5005565 is available for Windows 10 versions 2004, 20H2 and 21H1. These cumulative updates include security fixes, so they are important to install, but they also address non-security bugs including one affecting PowerShell.”

ZDNet: What’s the fastest Windows 10 web browser in 2021?

ZDNet: What’s the fastest Windows 10 web browser in 2021?. “The most important program on your PC is your web browser. Oh sure, your bread and butter work may be on QuickBooks, Photoshop, or Premiere Pro, but where do you find information or exchange emails? Answer: Your web browser. Heck, Google has proven that all you really need to do most work is the Chrome web browser on a Chromebook. And, Microsoft wants you to move to the web-based Windows 365 Cloud PC. And, what do you need to get the most from your web browser? Speed, speed, and still more speed.”

Security: plug in a Razer mouse or keyboard and gain admin privileges in Windows 10 (BetaNews)

BetaNews: Security: plug in a Razer mouse or keyboard and gain admin privileges in Windows 10. “A worrying security flaw has been discovered in Razer Synapse software which can be exploited to gain administrator privileges in Windows 10. What is particularly concerning about this vulnerability — aside from the fact that there is no patch available yet — is that exploitation is possible by simply plugging in a Razer mouse, keyboard or dongle.” Of course this also means that an attacker also has to have physical access, but GEEZ.

Neowin: Windows 7 and 8.1 Patch Tuesday updates are out, here’s what’s new

Neowin: Windows 7 and 8.1 Patch Tuesday updates are out, here’s what’s new. “It’s the second Tuesday of the month, which is when all supported Windows versions receive cumulative updates. This includes supported Windows 10 versions such as the three latest versions based on the same codebase, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 users who have opted for extended security updates (ESU). Unlike Windows 10, Windows 7 and 8.1 users receive one update a month, with there being some exceptions for when there are critical vulnerabilities.”

Bleeping Computer: Microsoft shares workaround for Windows 10 SeriousSAM vulnerability

Bleeping Computer: Microsoft shares workaround for Windows 10 SeriousSAM vulnerability. “Microsoft has shared a workaround for a Windows 10 zero-day vulnerability (dubbed SeriousSAM) that can let attackers gain admin rights on vulnerable systems and execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges. As BleepingComputer previously reported, a local elevation of privilege bug found in recently released Windows versions allows users with low privileges to access sensitive Registry database files.”

BetaNews: Microsoft officially confirms Windows 11 with integrated Teams and support for Android apps

BetaNews: Microsoft officially confirms Windows 11 with integrated Teams and support for Android apps . “The new operating system is based on the now cancelled Windows 10x design, but it’s much more than that. As you’ve have seen from the leaked screenshots, it has a centered taskbar and Start menu, rounded corners across the design, no live tiles, and web widgets for creators.”

BetaNews: Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 11 OS leaks in full online, revealing a centered taskbar and Start menu, rounded corners, and widgets!

BetaNews: Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 11 OS leaks in full online, revealing a centered taskbar and Start menu, rounded corners, and widgets! . “Towards the end of the month, Microsoft is set to reveal the future of Windows. We already reported last week that Windows 10 is coming to an end, and its replacement might be Windows 11, or possibly Windows Sun Valley. Earlier today, some screenshots from the new OS appeared at Baidu, and then an iSO of the full operating system leaked on the web, confirming that it is indeed called Windows 11.”

Engadget: FaceTime is coming to PC and Android via a web app

Engadget: FaceTime is coming to PC and Android via a web app. “When iOS 15 arrives later this year, it will come with some significant upgrades to FaceTime. Apple’s Craig Federighi previewed those changes during WWDC 2021. One of the biggest tweaks is that Facetime will work with Android and Windows 10 PCs thanks to new shareable links Apple will let you send to your friends and family.”

BetaNews: KB5000842 update is causing high-pitched sound problems for some Windows 10 users

BetaNews: KB5000842 update is causing high-pitched sound problems for some Windows 10 users. “It is a few weeks since Microsoft released the KB5000842 update for Windows 10, and it wasn’t long before the optional patch was linked to problems with game performance. These particular issues have been — mostly — resolved, but KB5000842 remains problematic with users of some 5.1 audio setups complaining that it has results in their computers emitting high-pitched noises.”

BetaNews: Surprisingly unproblematic KB5001391 update brings speed boost to Windows 10

BetaNews: Surprisingly unproblematic KB5001391 update brings speed boost to Windows 10. “File under ‘color us surprised’: the KB5001391 update that Microsoft released for Windows 10 recently has been well-received by users. Feedback about the update shows that people who have installed KB5001391 are happy not only with the fact that it adds News and Interests to the taskbar, but also that it seems to be stable and problem free. Some users are even finding that their system is performing better after installing this particular update.”

PC World: Microsoft yanks a Windows 10 update that was wreaking havoc with PC gamers

PC World: Microsoft yanks a Windows 10 update that was wreaking havoc with PC gamers . “If you’ve been suffering from gaming instability ever since Windows 10’s monthly update rolled out a couple weeks back, the pain should end soon. The Windows 10 KB5001330 update (along with the KB5000842 update for beta testers) caused stuttering, frame rate drops, and even the dreaded Blue Screen of Death for some PC gamers, which prompted Nvidia support to tell people to roll back the update. Now Microsoft has confirmed the issue, and a fix-that’s-not-really-a-fix is already rolling out.”

BetaNews: Microsoft releases optional KB5000842 update to fix lots of Windows 10 problems

BetaNews: Microsoft releases optional KB5000842 update to fix lots of Windows 10 problems. “For Microsoft, March was marred by a string of problematic Windows 10 updates that caused a series of problems with printing and more. As we reach the end of the month, the company has released an optional patch which it will almost certainly be hoping proves less problematic.” Again.

PC World: Microsoft’s ‘Find My Device’ is the PC management tool you didn’t know you needed

PC World: Microsoft’s ‘Find My Device’ is the PC management tool you didn’t know you needed . “We originally covered Find My Device when it debuted about six years ago as a service to, obviously, find a lost device. It’s changed so little that you can still use the instructions in the original article to enable it. The feature made far more sense when Microsoft actually sold devices that could be lost—i.e., Windows phones. Once Microsoft discontinued Windows 10 Mobile, you might think that much of that value went away. Over time, though, the opposite occurred.”

BetaNews: Windows 10 update saga continues as Microsoft re-releases KB5001649 printing patch

BetaNews: Windows 10 update saga continues as Microsoft re-releases KB5001649 printing patch. “Over the weekend we reported that Microsoft had paused the rollout of the out-of-band patch for the ongoing printing problems in Windows 10. The cessation came after reports of installation problems associated with the fix. Now it appears that the company has re-released the KB5001649 update, but it remains to be seen whether this finally brings to an end the lengthy and embarrassing saga for Microsoft.”