Sunday, April 23, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Questions Remain About The Fate Of Toshiba's HDD and SSD Business
SK Hynix Develops First 8Gb GDDR6
Call of Duty Game Returns to WWII
Twitch to Sell Video Games
Apple May Invest in Boeing Satellite Broadband Project
Chrome's Rumored Ad-blocker May Not Be Exactly an Ad-blocker
GM To Launch Electric Cars in China by 2020
New HP Zbook Laptops Take On Apple's Mac Pro
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Mobiles > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, May 05, 2011
Microsoft Releases First Security Update For Windows 7 Phones


In addition to Microsoft's ongoing updates related to the "copy and paste" support of the new Windows phones, Microsoft this week also begun the distribution a small new security update for phones.

Its sole purpose is to fix nine fraudulent third-party digital certificates. Once installed, you?ll see "OS version: 7.0.7392.0" when you tap Settings>About>More Info on your phone.

This update includes a critical fix to an industry-wide issue with nine untrusted digital certificates that were issued by one root certificate authority. These third-party digital certificates are used to access popular websites and email portals. Although this is not a Microsoft security vulnerability, these untrusted certificates may be used to spoof content, perform phishing attacks, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks against all web browser users. This update moves the affected certificates to the "Untrusted Publishers" certificate store on Windows Phone, which helps ensure that these fraudulent certificates are not inadvertently used. You can read more about 7392 on Microsoft's Update History page.

How you get 7392 depends on your mobile operator and what updates you?ve installed. Users with Deutsche Telekom and Optus, for example, will receive 7392 and the March update together. If you?ve already installed the March update, you?ll receive 7392 as a standalone download or bundled with a future update.

Microsoft added that owners pf Windows phone 7 that had previously updated their phones using any unofficial mechanisms may not be able to update past build 7390. "Unfortunately for those customers out there who acted on information from sources outside of Microsoft, the rubber meets the road today, " the company said.

With Windows Phone update build 7392 going out to phones via the official update mechanism, those people who have used the unsupported method of forcing 7390 onto their phones will find that their phones will not update to 7392, Microsoft said. With the official update process there is a requirement that the package on the phone also be official in order to update itself.


Previous
Next
Intel releases WiDi 2.0        All News        Lite-On Introduces External 12X Blu-ray Disc Writer in Europe
Sony Ericsson Unveils Xperia-minis Phones     Mobiles News      Apple Patches Location Database Issue With Latest iOS update

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Says U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Requests Doubled
Microsoft Announces Patent License Agreement with Toyota
Adobe, Microsoft To Offer Solutions That Share Sales Data
Microsoft and Steelcase Present Concepts For The Future Workplace
Microsoft's Outlook.com Premium Emal Service Now Available
Microsoft To Give A Face Lifting To Windows 10 With 'Project NEON'
Microsoft Edge Will Soon Get New Features
Cloud Services Boost Microsoft's Sales And Profit
Microsoft Announces Intune for Education And New Windows 10 PCs for School
Microsoft, NXP Semiconductors, IAV and Auto Mobility Partners showcase Technologies For Safe And Personalized Automated Friving at CES 2017
Microsoft Partners with TomTom Mapping Company On Azure
European Commission Approves Acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, Subject to Conditions

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .