Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome

Google has released Chrome 75.0.3770.142 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses a vulnerability that an attacker can exploit to take control of an affected system.

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Windows 10 19H2: Update KB4508451 in Slow Ring

Microsoft has released the update KB4508451 in Slow Ring for the Insider Preview of Windows 10 19H2. The update raises the build of the Insider Preview to 18362.10005. A list of fixes can be found at MSPU.

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Malware Agent Smith Infects Android Apps

[German]Check Point security researchers have recently discovered a new variant of mobile malware called Agent Smith that infects Android apps through security vulnerabilities. Currently, about 25 million devices have been infected in silence.

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Surface Go Firmware Update July 2019

Microsoft has released a firmware update for the Surface Go for July 2019. The firmware update improves Bluetooth connectivity and can be found by searching in Windows Update. (via)

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Office365 violates GDPR in schools

[German]The Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in the German state Hesse, declaring that Windows 10 and Office 365 is not compliant with the GDPR for use in schools.

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Windows 7: Support ends in 6 months

win7[German]A brief Note – we just have had July 14, 2019, which means exactly 6 months until January 14, 2020. This is the last day of updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 / R2. These operating system are reaching its end of life in January 2020. What to do?

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Active Directory Administrator ‘Backdoor’

Today a Sunday security snippet. It’s about Active Directory and its administration, including the question of how someone who used to be an admin can leave behind a kind of ‘backdoor’, through which he could later make himself an administrator again.

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Firmware-Update for Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3

Brief info for surface owners. Microsoft has probably just released firmware updates for July 2019 for its Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 models. Contains the ‘Surface UEFI – 3.11.2650.0 Firmware’ which fixes potential security vulnerabilities (including the 190013 MDS vulnerability). (via)

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Windows 10 V1903: Microsoft confirms two new issues

[German]Microsoft has updated its Status Summary page for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. In addition to three removed upgrade blockers, two new known issues have been confirmed – one, the Surface Book 2 dGPU issue is an upgrade blocker. However, regular blog readers may know these issues – and in contrast to Microsoft – there is a workaround for the black windows on remote desktop sessions, which is documented within the blog here.

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Rollback: Microsoft doesn’t cut internal use rights for its Gold and Silver partners

[German]Microsoft decided to cancel its plans to remove the internal use rights (IUR) for owners of an action pack or for licenses granted to its Gold and Silver partners. That’s the news of the day.

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