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Foreshadow Vulnerability

15 August 2018


Intel has revealed another major security vulnerability in its CPUs, similar to the Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities revealed at the start of this year. This one is formally known as the L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) vulnerability, and has been dubbed Foreshadow. It affects most Intel CPUs, as listed at the bottom of this Intel Security Advisory. Once again, although no current real-world exploits of the vulnerability have been found, microcode and operating system updates are expected to mitigate this threat. Intel claims that these updates will have no meaningful performance impact. AMD CPUs are currently thought not to be affected by this vulnerability.



Microsoft Security Updates

15 August 2018


Microsoft has released its monthly set of Windows security updates which you can view here and obtain via Windows Update. This includes the latest Windows 7 Rollup and Windows 8.1 Rollup updates, as well as Windows 10 Cumulative Updates.



Flash Player 30.0

15 August 2018


Adobe has released Version 30.0.0.154 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers. To download the full offline installer, use these links depending upon your browser: Internet Explorer or Firefox or Opera. Use Windows Update to update the built-in Flash Player in IE11 under Windows 8 and 10, and Edge under Windows 10. Update to the latest version of Chrome to update its built-in Flash Player.



Nvidia GeForce 398.98 Hotfix

13 August 2018


Nvidia has released the 398.98 Hotfix graphics driver. This driver is for the GeForce 600 series and above under Windows 7, 8 & 10. It fixes stability issues with LA Noire VR and resolves stuttering in Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Beta.



CPU-Z 1.86

13 August 2018


A new Version 1.86 of the CPU-Z information utility has been released. This version shows the memory vendor for Nvidia GPUs, and provides support for new chipsets.



Firefox 61.0

9 August 2018


Mozilla has released Version 61.0.2 of the Firefox browser. This update adds support for automatically restoring a Firefox session after Windows restarts, and provides bug fixes.



Nvidia GeForce 398.86 Hotfix

8 August 2018


Nvidia has released the 398.86 Hotfix graphics driver. This driver is for the GeForce 600 series and above under Windows 10. It fixes windowed G-Sync mode stuttering after upgrading to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.



Opera 54.0

8 August 2018


The Opera browser has been updated to Version 54.0.2952.71. This update provides bug fixes.



AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1

7 August 2018


AMD has released the Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 driver for the HD 7700, HD 8500 series and above on Windows 7 and 10. This version provides support for Monster Hunter: World, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, We Happy Few, and Madden NFL 19, along with bug fixes.



Nvidia GeForce 398.82 WHQL

3 August 2018


Nvidia has released the 398.82 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 600 and higher graphics cards under Windows 7, 8 and 10. It provides the optimal experience for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth and Monster Hunter: World. The driver also contains PhysX version 9.17.0524 and GeForce Experience version 3.14.1.



Chrome 68.0

2 August 2018


Google has released Version 68.0.3440.84 of the Chrome browser. This update provides security and bug fixes.



Chrome 68.0

26 July 2018


Google has released Version 68.0.3440.75 of the Chrome browser. This major update provides a range of improvements and changes, including all HTTP sites now being marked as not secure, as well as security and bug fixes.




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