Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 (Neowin)

Neowin: Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. “It’s the second Tuesday of October, which means it’s time for another one of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesdays. Along with updates for every supported version of Windows 10, Microsoft has released updates for users on Windows 8.1 and WIndows 7 SP1.”

BetaNews: Microsoft promises to provide security updates for federally certified voting Windows 7 systems

BetaNews: Microsoft promises to provide security updates for federally certified voting Windows 7 systems. “Windows 7 is certainly rather long in the tooth now, but it is still very widely used. As such, despite the general end of support coming in January, Microsoft has committed to keep Windows 7-based voted machine secure.”

Ars Technica: Four wormable bugs in newer versions of Windows need your attention now

Ars Technica: Four wormable bugs in newer versions of Windows need your attention now. “Microsoft is warning of a four new Windows vulnerabilities that are “wormable,” meaning they can be exploited to spread malware from one vulnerable computer to another without any user action in much the way the self-replicating WannaCry and NotPetya outbreaks did in 2017.”

Neowin: Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser now available for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1

Neowin: Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser now available for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. “Microsoft first started offering public previews of its new Chromium-based Edge browser over two months ago. At the time, it was for AMD64 Windows 10 PCs only, but since then, it’s expanded to x86 Windows 10 PCs, and to macOS. Today though, the firm announced that you can now test out the browser on older versions of Windows, including Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.”

Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 7 and 8.1 (Neowin)

Neowin: Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 7 and 8.1. “Today is Patch Tuesday, the second Tuesday of the month when Microsoft releases updates for all supported versions of Windows. While that means that all but one version of Windows 10 got cumulative updates, older versions like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 get updates as well. If you’re still on Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, you’ll get KB4503292 as this month’s rollup.”

Make Tech Easier: How You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free

Make Tech Easier: How You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free. “Remember that carrot Microsoft dangled years ago to get people to switch over from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10, when it was offering free upgrades for a limited time? While that exact offer is now gone, there are still a few fun workarounds to get Windows 10 for free if you’re currently running on an older version. Here we’ll show how to get Windows 10 for free.”

BetaNews: Google recommends upgrading to Windows 10 to avoid unpatched Windows 7 zero-day that’s being actively exploited

BetaNews: Google recommends upgrading to Windows 10 to avoid unpatched Windows 7 zero-day that’s being actively exploited. “Google is warning users of Windows 7 that they are at risk from a privilege escalation zero-day bug — and the advice is to upgrade to Windows 10 as there is no patch currently available for the actively exploited vulnerability. The problem stems from two vulnerabilities being exploited in combination — one in Chrome, and one in Windows.”