Adobe Photoshop Should Be Updated To Address Security Issues

Do you use Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, or Prelude? If so, and even if you're not normally quick to apply security patches issued by the company, you'll want to give the most recent patch from Adobe priority.

The company's most recent patch addresses an even dozen critical security flaws that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on Windows machines.

On top of that, the latest patch fixes an issue with Adobe Reader Mobile for Android users that fixes an information disclosure bug.

Here's a quick summary:

Full Article: https://www.aimcybersecurity.com/2020/08/06/adobe-photoshop-should-be-updated-to-address-security-issues/

 

Improvements Have Been Added To Microsoft Edge Browser

If you use Microsoft Edge on Windows, macOS, iOS, or Android, you'll probably want to install the July 2020 update as soon as possible because it contains a raft of improvements to the browser.

First and most importantly, Microsoft Edge is joining the FastTrack Ready Partner Program, beginning in August.

If you'd like to help guide the development and further refinement of Microsoft Edge, the threshold for doing so is 150 or more paid seats of Windows 10 Enterprise. If that describes your organization, you'll soon be able to play an active role in guiding the development of the browser you use.

Second, Edge is, at long last, getting support for Microsoft Endpoint DLP, which should help mitigate privacy concerns and data leakage when using the browser on Windows 10 devices. On top of that, the latest update makes Automatic Profile Switching available to everyone.

 

Full Article: https://www.aimcybersecurity.com/2020/08/05/improvements-have-been-added-to-microsoft-edge-browser/

G-Suite Users Get New Security Features

Are you a G-Suite user? If so, we have great news! Recently, Google rolled out a number of exciting new features to enhance both the usability of the G-Suite and its security.

In the words of Javier Soltero, the VP and GM of the G-Suite: "Instead of learning another tool, we need the tools we already use to be even more helpful and work together."

Here's a quick preview:

The biggest and most easily noticed change is to the "Rooms" feature inside Chat, which is Google's messaging platform.

 

Full article: https://www.aimcybersecurity.com/2020/07/31/g-suite-users-get-new-security-features/

Amazon Echobud Consumers Should Update Due To Overheating Issue

o you own a pair of Amazon's Echo Buds? If so, and in case you didn't get an email from the company, be advised that Amazon recently discovered a potential safety risk.

To address it, the company is asking all Echo Bud owners to perform a software update on their gear.

In a nutshell, the email the company sent out explained that occasionally, in very rare instances, it's possible for the Echo Buds to overheat while resting in their charging case.

In response, the company has released a software update that addresses the issue, prevents the Echo Buds from overheating, and helps to improve the long-term performance of the batteries.

If your Echo Buds are connected to your smartphone and the Alexa app via Bluetooth, your Echo Buds should receive this update automatically. Of course, it pays to double check to make sure you have it.

 

Full Article: https://www.aimcybersecurity.com/2020/07/28/amazon-echobud-consumers-should-update-due-to-overheating-issue/

 

New Image Format Will Soon Get Browser Support

In 2015, a new image format was born of a collaboration between Cisco, Google, and Xiph.org. Dubbed AVIF, the format is based on the Av1 video codec.

It is royalty-free and widely regarded as the most highly optimized image format to be developed to date, superior to old standbys BPEG, PNG, and even the newer WebP.

Netflix rolled out support for the AV1 video format in 2018, even before the new standard was formally approved in February 2019. Microsoft gave the format another significant boost in May 2019 when it incorporated support for the AV1 format into Windows 10 and made it available in a video codec on the Microsoft store.

Taken together, these companies' ready acceptance of the new format prompted companies that make a variety of video playback software to follow suit, setting the stage for easy acceptance of a new image format with a similar pedigree.