Category Archives: Security

#WannyCry: Use recovery tools to gain encrypted files?

[German]Users losing files due to WannaCry encryption may get their files back using a data recovery tool. That’s the message I received from a data recovery tool vendor.

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WikiLeaks reveals CIA Windows Spyware Framework Athena

[German]WikiLeaks has leaked new documents in the Vault 7 series. These documents details some new CIA spyware framework, called Athena. 

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WannaCry: Decrypting with WanaKiwi also for Windows 7

Partially good news for Window 7 users hidden by WannaCrypt ransomware. A decryptor for encrypted files, that can obtain the required key is available for Windows XP and Windows 7.

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Malwarebytes: Real time protection keeps turning off

[German]It seems that users of Malwarebytes security software was hidden by a strange issue. The real time protection keeps tuning off. An update shipped today seems to fixed the issue (till the next case).

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Wannacry: first WCry-Decryptor for Windows XP

[German]Good news with a grain of salt for users with systems affected by #WannaCry ransomware. A first decryptor has been developed, but it works only under Windows XP and only if some conditions are true.

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Microsoft Office for Mac Security Updates re-releases (05/16/2017)

After Apple has updated iOS, macOS and some other software, Microsoft has undertaken CVE-2017-0254, CVE-2017-0264 and CVE-2017-0265 for Microsoft Office for Mac a major revision increment. Here are the details.

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The HP Conexant audio driver ‘stop keylogger’ placebo update

[German]A few days ago I’ve reported about a key logger within HP’s Conexant audio drivers for several devices. HP claimed this key logger has been left accidentally within the driver and offered quickly an update to ‘remove’ the key logger. … Continue reading

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NVIDIA GPU graphics driver vulnerability and update

Nvidia has published a Security Bulletin on May 9, 2017, informing users about several vulnerabilities in it’s GPU graphics drivers.

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Ransomware WannaCry infected worldwide thousands of Windows systems

[German]A massive ransomware campaign started May 12, 2017, infected worldwide thousands of Windows systems. Hospitals, banks, companies are out of order, because their systems are affected and critical data are encrypted. Here a short overview, what is known so far.

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HP Notebooks: Keylogger in Conexant’s audio driver

[German]It’s a nasty surprise, what Thorsten Schröder, from Swiss modzero AG, discovered in Conexant’s audio drivers shipped with some HP notebooks. The driver is logging all key strokes and writes it into a public log file – a security night … Continue reading

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