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802.11n AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Firmware 7.8.1
Apple's released a firmware update for 802.11n Airport Extreme, Express and Time Capsules with several security fixes. Here's a clip from the About AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.8.1 page:
"Firmware update 7.8.1 improves the security of your base station and is recommended for all Apple 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule."
(The how to update AirPort base station firmware article was updated June 21st to list new firmware v7.8.1 for 802.11N Airport Extreme/Time Capsule, but Airport Express still lists v7.8 from Aug 28, 2018 that added AirPlay 2 support.)
15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program
Clip from Apple's press release on June 20, 2019:
"Important notice for batteries in certain MacBook Pro units
Voluntary Recall and Replacement Program
Apple today announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk. The units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by their product serial number.

The recall does not affect any other 15-inch MacBook Pro units or other Mac notebooks. Because customer safety is a top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using affected 15-inch MacBook Pro units. Customers should visit for details on product eligibility and how to have a battery replaced, free of charge..."

The Recall Program page above includes a serial number checker.
Firefox 67.0.4 and Firefox ESR 60.7.2 Security Updates

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