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All posts tagged "patch"


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

SSL Certificates Patch Coming for Windows Phone

Posted by Nelson Ocampo in "Windows Phone News" @ 01:30 PM

http://www.wpcentral.com/wp7-securi...rts+(wpcentral)

"Back in March we reported on some fraudulent SSL certificates that could make WP7 users vulnerable to phishing/spoofing attacks, and the possibility that MS would be releasing a security update to fix it. According to SlashGear, sources have revealed that MS plans to roll out the update on May 3. It is still unknown whether the patch will come in the form of an OTA push or through Zune software updates."

It's good to see Microsoft responding quickly. I just hope the actual update makes it to phones by their target date. Check out the link to WPCentral for more info.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Daylight Savings Time Patch

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Pocket PC Software" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmob...ngs-update.mspx

It seems it is time to update your WinMo device again for daylight savings time. In the US, the time change is this weekend and Europe made the switch last weekend. To make sure your device has all of the right time zone changes for around the world, you'll want to apply this patch. Yes, even those of you with shiny new WinMo 6.5 devices need to apply it. The patch applies to WinMo 5.0 and higher devices.

And no, don't bother checking Windows Update on the device. That would make too much sense.

If you are reading this on your device, this link should download the necessary CAB file.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Microsoft Patches Windows Mobile 6.1 SMTP Bug

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Pocket PC Software" @ 06:30 PM

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...splaylang=en&tm

Microsoft has patched the bug in Windows Mobile 6.1 where the email database could become corrupt and you are unable to send emails via POP3 or IMAP4 through an SMTP server. Outlook/Exchange emails, as well as SMS/MMS messages were unaffected. We discussed this here recently.

"This behavior is associated with a feature that is introduced in Windows Mobile 6.1. The feature allows for mobile operators to specify an alternate SMTP server name that is used if e-mail messages cannot be sent by using the user-specified SMTP server name. If the mobile operator does not specify an alternate SMTP server name and if the Windows Mobile 6.1-based device does not connect, the e-mail account is corrupted and cannot send e-mail messages."

There is a 105KB CAB file to copy to your device and install from there or a 652KB MSI file to install while docked to your PC. I haven't tried to download directly from that page on my WM6.1 device yet. I don't understand why the MS site says this is supported on WM 6.0 as well as 6.1. My understanding is this bug is the result of a new feature in 6.1. It does affect both the Smartphone and Pocket PC variants, so if you have WM 6.1 and use POP3 or IMAP4 email, you should install this patch, and keep it handy. I suspect it would be lost if you hard reset your device for whatever reason.

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