Friday, 25 May, 2018

Microsoft pushes out new security and privacy related updates for Windows 10

Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update rollout begins Windows 10's AirDrop-Like “Near Share” Feature Will Support Android and iOS
Theresa Hayes | 16 May, 2018, 23:00

Microsoft posted to its Microsoft docs site on April 30 a handy list of IT Pro-specific features in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, which also is known as 1803.

KB4134660 and KB4134661 update releases are privacy related.

Microsoft did not provide an estimated deadline for when it would fix the issue with Intel SSDs but said it expects to have a solution for devices using Toshiba SSDs in early June.

Microsoft is rolling the two patches via Windows Update but you can download the offline installers from the Microsoft Update Catalog using the below links.

Intel is still trying to lower the heat caused by the Spectre V2 issue.

Microsoft in a support document explains that the updates released today will allow computers running Windows 10 Creators and Fall Creators Update to show a notification of an improved privacy experience on upgrading the systems to Windows 10 April 2018 Update. If users are not sure what microcode recommendation should be used for their device, they should consult the device manufacturer before applying the update.

At the moment, Microsoft is busy with the rollout of Windows 10 April 2018 Update, the latest version of Microsoft's desktop operating system.

Meanwhile, if you have one of these Toshiba drives, and you've already upgraded to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, then subsequently noticed a drop in your battery life, you may want to revert back to the previous version of Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update). The first is for Windows 10 Version 1703 and the second Windows 10 version 1709.

Microsoft is now working on a resolution that will allow the April 2018 Update on these devices in the near future.