Microsoft Edge: Current browser version against vulnerabilities

Microsoft has the latest version of the chromium-based edge browser for all available platforms 87.0.664.57 raised. As usual, the update followed with easy delay on google’s chrome update and includes the same fixes for the chromium base. Four vulnerabilities were eliminated "high" and two with "medium"-classification.

For most users, the updating of the edge browser was allowed to have been automatically installed in recent days. The version number of the browser is over the area "settings" — "information about microsoft edge" retrievable. If the browser is not up to date, retrieving the version number also accuses the update search. Overview of all edge security fixes, microsoft provides ongoing security advisory for the chromium edge.

Google’s update environment for chrome was to be found that attackers over three of the "high"-vulnerabilities in different components of the web browser were able to exclude (use-free-) memory errors. Something like that usually leads to crushes and could also allow the infiltration of malware. The fourth vulnerability with "high"-classification fubs on insufficient data validation in the javascript engine v8. Clean details neither google nor microsoft, to not play attackers in the hands.

What’s wrong with esther dyson

As chairperson of the ignominious internet corporation for assigned names and numbers (icann), esther dyson is perhaps the most prominent individual affecting the future of the internet as we move into the third millennium. Looking into her background, she is also the most dangerous, for under her influence there is little chance the internet will remain an open and flexible broadcast medium.

Esther dyson’s comments on john horvath’s article: we are not perfect

Why, according to a microsoft lawyer, the controversial new contract law for software is the basis for the success of free software

Unexpected support seems free software or open source by robert w. Gomulkiewicz, a senior lawyer at microsoft, and not as microsoft’s or the company’s. Of course, the views that he expresses in his article on licensing rights (ms word download), he expresses as "personal opinion" and not referred to as those of microsoft or the business software alliance.

The background of the article is a bill, which is supposed to regulate the contract law for "computer information" (read more in a bill about software causes trouble in the usa). The uniform computer information transactions act (ucita), or article 2b of the uniform commercial code (ucc), is supported by software vendors such as microsoft and advocacy groups such as the business software alliance, but is otherwise largely met with opposition. In defense of the bill, which is accused of serving only the interests of software manufacturers, gomulkiewicz argues that it is precisely the revolution triggered by the free software that ucita can continue to require.