Microsoft releases urgent patch for high-risk Windows 10 flaws

Yolanda Curtis
July 2, 2020

You may recall that Microsoft adopted a slightly more cautious approach to the May 2019 Update rollout following the disastrous previous upgrade, the October 2018 Update.

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If you'd like more color, Microsoft recommends going to the Windows dark theme and toggling Show accent color on the following surfaces for "Start, taskbar, and action center" under Settings Personalization Color. At last, the Alt+Tab working experience now consists of specific Edge tabs, and not just the application as a complete. Microsoft said it's experimenting with a "more personalized, out-of-box experience to give you the content you want and less clutter".


Microsoft says the flaws were disclosed privately.

It's not a hard-coded change.

The Redmond giant quietly updated the Windows 10 Health Dashboard this week to reflect the change (via ZDNet). And although Microsoft said it hasn't seen any threat actors exploiting the vulnerabilities in the wild, the fact that the company issued an out-of-band update indicates it found them critical enough to raise alarm outside of its normally scheduled updates. Before, you had a choice between the two. For now, Microsoft is placing end users into pill method quickly, and you will just have to deal with it.


Microsoft removed a Windows 10 2004 safeguard hold applied to block customers from experiencing sporadic shutdowns and restarts on some Microsoft Surface devices after installing the Windows 10 May 2020 Update.

Finally, Microsoft said it's making its nifty graphing calculator available to the world at large.

Windows 10 users don't need to act to apply this update as Microsoft has chosen to deploy updates to the Windows Codecs Library through the Windows Store app, so they get applied automatically.


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