Category Archives: computer

Microsoft closes critical vulnerability CVE-2017-8558 in Malware Protection Engine (June 23, 2017)

[German]Microsoft has released a critical security update on June 23, 2017, for Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MsMpEng). This update addresses vulnerability CVE-2017-8558. Here are a few details.

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Chinese Malware FIREBALL infects 250 Million computers – even 20 % of enterprise networks contains this backdoor

[German]Check Point Threat Intelligence and research teams recently discovered a high volume Chinese threat operation, named Fireball, which has infected over 250 million computers worldwide.And it seems that 20% of enterprise networks contains this Fireball backdoor. Here is, what Check … Continue reading

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New details to Intel’s AMT vulnerability

On Mai 1, 2017 Intel disclosed the AMT vulnerability (INTEL-SA-00075), without publishing details. Security Researcher from Tenable has analyzed this vulnerability.

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Internet banking heist via SS7 UMTS vulneribility in Germany

[German]Cyber criminals has been successful in an Internet (online) banking heist, misusing a vulnerability known since 2014 within the signaling system #7 mobile.

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Windows 10 V1703: Activation, updates or store downloads ends with error 0x80070057

Windows 10 Creators Update is causing a mysterious error on some machines. After upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1703 or after a clean install, activation, updates and store downloads fails with error 0x80070057.

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Windows 10 S and Surface Laptop introduced

Microsoft has introduced at #MicrosoftEDU the Surface Laptop and also Windows 10 S. Windows 10 S devices are aiming to education sector and schools.

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MicrosoftEDU: Will we see a Surface Notebook and Windows 10 S?

[German]Today, Mai 2, 2017, Microsoft has invited to #MicrosoftEDU event. What to expect on this event? While some people think a Surface Pro 5 will be introduced (not likely), we will see a Surface Notebook, powered with Windows 10 S.

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Remote security exploit in Intel Platforms

[German]Intel platforms from Nehalem to Kaby Lake has a critical vulnerability. Attackers can remotely access an exploitable elevation of privilege security hole. While no consumer systems are affected, Intel and it’s OEMs ships a firmware update.

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Windows screen get turned sideways–how to fix it?

Sometimes users get puzzled, because their Windows screen on a notebook get turned sideways. Why is that and how can this be fixed?

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Oracle patches Java and other products

Oracle has released a bunch of 299 critical fixes for Java and other Oracle products on it’s April 2017 patch day. Updates for Oracle Java SE, version(s) 6u141, 7u131, 8u121 has been issued for instance. A list of all patches … Continue reading

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