News ⮞ 2018 News Archive

This lists older 2018 news items, with the most recent items first.

Note: for 1998-2017 news items, see News ⮞ 1998-2017 News Archive. For current news, see the right sidebar on the home page. For old font news, see News ⮞ Font News Archive.

Note: a news item is deleted from this list when a newer related news item is added; e.g., the news item reporting the release of Firefox 57 was deleted when Firefox 58 appeared.

The PHP Group Apr 26/2018 ✦ PHP 7.2.5: the PHP Group updated PHP 7.2, fixing bugs and security issues; users should up­date.more⮞get it⮞
The PHP Group Apr 26/2018 ✦ PHP 7.1.17: the PHP Group updated PHP 7.1 to fix bugs and a security issue; v7.1 users should up­date.more⮞get it⮞
The PHP Group Apr 26/2018 ✦ PHP 7.0.30: the PHP Group updated PHP 7.0 to fix bugs and security issues; v7.0 users should update.more⮞get it⮞
The PHP Group Apr 26/2018 ✦ PHP 5.6.36: the PHP Group updated PHP 5.6 to fix bugs and a security issue; v5.6 users should update.more⮞get it⮞
Apple MacOS Apr 24/2018 ✦ Apple MacOS 10.13: Apple updated MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra) to fix security issues. Users should update.more⮞
Apple Safari Apr 24/2018 ✦ Apple Safari 11.1 // MacOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13: Apple updated Safari 11 to fix security issues, again without updating the version number. El Capitan, Sierra, and High Sierra users should update.more⮞
Microsoft Update problemApr 24 ✦ Microsoft: Microsoft is rolling out an out-of-bounds Windows update to fix many bugs. more⮞Windows Update⮞
Oracle Java Viperware Apr 17/2018 ✦ Oracle Java SE 10.0.1: Oracle updated Java 10 (alias 1.10) to add features, fix bugs, and fix security issues. Users should update.more⮞get Java 10.0.1⮞
W3C Apr 10/2018 ✦ Web Authentication: the W3C issued the Web Authentication (Web​Authn) Candidate Recommendation with upcoming support by major brow­sers. more⮞more⮞
Apple MacOS Mar 29/2018 ✦ Apple MacOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13: Apple updated MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), and 10.13 (High Sierra) to fix security issues. Users should update.more⮞more⮞
Google Mar 14/2017 ✦ Google Fonts: Google posted the IBM Plex Mono, IBM Plex Sans, IBM Plex Sans Condensed, and IBM Plex Serif monospace, sans-serif, and serif font families, each with 7 good weights, though sadly lacking the extra-bold (800) and black (900) weights; these are said to be IBM’s new corporate fonts. more⮞ Made by IBM.
AMD Viperware Mar 13/2018 ✦ AMD Vulnerabilities: flaws in AMD processors have been reported roughly as grave as the recently reported flaws in Intel processors. more⮞ Update Mar 21 ✦ AMD has confirmed the problems and promises fixes. more⮞
Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities Mar 1/2018 ✦ Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities: new details are available regarding fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities. more⮞more⮞more⮞
W3C Jan 30/2018 ✦ Indexed Database API: the W3C issued the Indexed Database API 2.0 Recommendation. read it⮞
Apple MacOS Jan 23/2018 ✦ Apple MacOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13: Apple updated MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), and 10.13 (High Sierra) to fix security issues. Users should update.more⮞
Gibson Research Corporation Jan 18/2018 ✦ InSpectre: Gibson Research Corporation issued a free tool to report any Windows PC’s Meltdown or Spectre vulnerabilities. get it⮞
Windows 8 Jan 17/2018 ✦ Microsoft >Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: Microsoft issued an update for AMD PCs bricked by a recent update. more⮞
Windows 7 Jan 17/2018 ✦ Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008: Microsoft issued an update for AMD PCs bricked by a recent update. more⮞
Microsoft Update problemJan 9/2018 ✦ Microsoft: Microsoft is rolling out its regular monthly securi­ty update, including updates for various versions of Edge, Excel, Excel Viewer, .NET Framework, Office, Office Click-To-Run, Office Compatibility Pack, Office Online Server, Office for Mac, Outlook, Office Web Apps, SharePoint Enterprise Server, SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, Word, and Word Viewer. more⮞Windows Update⮞
Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities Jan 4/2018 ✦ Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities: users should watch out for fixes for the recently-revealed Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities. more⮞more⮞Caution - comes with audio
Microsoft Jan 3/2018 ✦ Microsoft: Microsoft is rolling out an out-of-band update for some Windows 10 PCs to fix the Meltdown and Spectre security issues. Caution: this update is bricking some PCs with AMD processors. more⮞more⮞more⮞Windows Update⮞

 

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