GitHub fixes ‘high severity’ security flaw spotted by Google

Two weeks after Google disclosed a security flaw in GitHub, the Microsoft-owned site has fixed the issue.

GitHub has finally fixed a high severity security flaw reported to it by Google Project Zero more than three months ago.

The bug affected GitHub’s Actions feature – a developer workflow automation tool – that Google Project Zero researcher Felix Wilhelm said was “highly vulnerable to injection attacks”. GitHub’s Actions support a feature called workflow commands as a communication channel between the Action runner and the executed action.

Windows 7 and Chrome: Google just extended support by six months

Chrome for Windows 7 will continue to get security updates until at least January 15, 2022.

Google has decided to extend Chrome support for Windows 7 for another six months beyond its original plan in order to give customers more time if their Windows 10 migration plans were delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In January, Google said Chrome support would continue until at least July 2021, but that was a few months before the pandemic struck.

Windows 10 version 2004 and 20H2: When will you get the next big feature update?

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 feature update is now available to the public. Should you install the update, or should you wait? What happens if you wait too long? And why did the options to defer updates disappear from Windows 10 Settings?

Those are all good questions without easy answers.

Windows 10: Using Cisco’s Webex Meetings for remote work? Patch now, warns Cisco

Cisco has found a security bug that impacts remote workers using its Webex Meetings Virtual Desktop App for Windows.

With the company’s Webex Meetings one of the main enterprise options for online video meetings with teammates, the product is probably getting even higher use due to remote working as the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on across the world.

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