Video Encoder for HiSilicon-Chips (Huawei) with critical vulnerabilities

[German]Security researcher Alexei Kojenov has discovered serious security vulnerabilities in software video encoders written for HI3520D chipsets from Huawei subsidiary HiSilicon. Because of a discovered access with a standard password, he even writes from a backdoor.

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Windows 10 20H2 released as final build in Release Preview Channel

[German]Microsoft has started to distribute the feature update for Windows 10 20H2 as ‘final build’ to Windows Insider via the Release Preview Channel. The general release should follow in October 2020.

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Microsoft Defender: Download Feature removed …

[German]But that was only a very short guest performance. Microsoft had added this ‘cool’ download feature to its Defender. But security experts wasn’t amused about that. All of a sudden the download feature is gone again …

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Windows 10 2004: Microsoft confirms BSODs on ThinkPads caused by Updates

[German]Users of Lenovo ThinkPads with Windows 10 Version 2004 and Lenovo Vantage software have been annoyed by BlueScreens (error SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED in ldiagio.sys) caused by updates since August 2020. Now Microsoft has confirmed the issue 

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Firefox Send has been abandoned

[German]Short information for users of the service Firefox Send. Mozilla is now finally abandoning Firefox Send and stopping this service. The reason is abuse for malware spreading and spear phishing.

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0patch fixes Zerologon (CVE-2020-1472) vulnerability in Windows Server 2008 R2

win7 [German]ACROS Security has released a micropatch for the vulnerability CVE-2020-1472 (Zerologon) for Windows Server 2008 R2. This vulnerability is only closed by Microsoft starting with Windows Server 2012 R2.

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Ransomware attack in German hospital ends deadly for a women – blame Shitrix vulnerability

[German]The cyber attack on the University Hospital Düsseldorf (UKD) last week turns out to be a ransomware attack, as I suspected. The clinic was probably a random victim, but now the public prosecutor’s office is investigating, since a patient died because of the attack on the clinic. And there is a first information about the vulnerability – probably the Shitrix vulnerability known from December 2019 in a Citrix VPN endpoint.

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Parallels Standard no longer supports Windows 10 Betas

[German]Bad news for Mac users who use Parallels virtualization software in macOS to test Windows 10 Insider Preview builds. Parallels Standard no longer supports Windows 10 Insider Previews in the Beta Channel because the manufacturer has secretly removed a required feature.

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Internet Explorer flags now the end of Adobe Flash Supports

[German]The time has come, Microsoft has integrated a notifcation bar, that indicates the end of Flash support, when using Internet Explorer in Windows 10 during visiting Flash pages.

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.NET Framework Preview Updates (Sept. 16, 2020)

Windows Update[German]In addition to the preview updates for Windows 10 (see Windows 10 V1809/190x: Preview Updates (September 16, 2020))), Microsoft has also released various preview updates for the .NET Framework as of September 16, 2020.

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