Windows Update can’t be readily disabled in Windows 10 Home, and the license terms that all users must agree to allow Microsoft to install updates automatically.
The Insider Preview releases of Windows 10 didn’t include any way to prevent Windows Update from downloading and installing updates, but it wasn’t clear if this was just some quirk of the previews or the long-term plan; Microsoft’s previews often have special rules for things like providing automated feedback and hooking up online services, and so this could have been part of that.
Adobe has released an unscheduled new version of Flash, fixing a critical
security issue for Flash running on Windows, Macintosh and Linux that could
potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Please
update your systems soon.
Windows users should update to 220.127.116.11.
Macintosh users should update to 18.104.22.168.
No update for Linux has been released yet. Another notice will be sent out
when the Linux update has been released.
Also, if you are running Windows and using both Internet Explorer *and*
another web browser (i.e. Firefox, Opera or Safari), you will need to
install the update twice; once using Internet Explorer and again with
the other browser(s). Internet Explorer uses ActiveX for Flash, and the
other browsers use a plugin. (Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on Windows 8,
as well as Chrome on all platforms, include a feature to automatically
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The Trump Organization just acknowledged the issue with a brief statement from Eric Trump, executive vice president of development and acquisitions: “Like virtually every other company these days, we have been alerted to potential suspicious credit card activity and are in the midst of a thorough investigation to determine whether it involves any of our properties,” the statement reads. “We are committed to safeguarding all guests’ personal information and will continue to do so vigilantly.”
2-Step Verification offers a strong extra layer of protection for Google Accounts. Once enabled, you’re asked for a verification code from your phone in addition to your password, to prove that it’s really you signing in from an unfamiliar device. Hackers usually work from afar, so this second factor makes it much harder for a hacker who has your password to access your account, since they don’t have your phone.
Today we’re adding even stronger protection for particularly security-sensitive individuals. Security Key is a physical USB second factor that only works after verifying the login site is truly a Google website, not a fake site pretending to be Google. Rather than typing a code, just insert Security Key into your computer’s USB port and tap it when prompted in Chrome. When you sign into your Google Account using Chrome and Security Key, you can be sure that the cryptographic signature cannot be phished.