Category Archives: Security

New Intel Spectre V2 microcode updates (02/20/2018)

[German]Intel released another batch of microcode updates (to OEMs) to close the Spectre V2 vulnerability for 6th, 7th and 8th generation Intel CPUs.

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Avoid uTorrent desktop and Web client

[German]I don’t know if anyone else is using Bittorrent via the uTorrent client or their web client. For security reasons, you should not use the these clients any more.

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Security-Risk: Avoid 7-Zip

[German]Many users are knowing 7-Zip as a tool for unpacking archive files. The software is free of charge and is also available in a portable version for Windows. In addition, 7-Zip is also used in various products. Funny world? Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Zero character bug allowed Anti-Malware bypass

[German]Windows 10 had a bug, that allowed malware to trick Windows 10’s Anti-Malware Scan Interface (AMSI) by including a null character. The character simply caused the code not to be scanned. The bug was fixed on February 2018 patchday.

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Microsoft Security Update Releases (February 16, 2018)

Microsoft has released on February 16, 2018, revised security information about Advisory CVE-2018-0810 and CVE-2018-0831.

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Microsoft delivers updates via HTTP & more security obscurity

[German]Microsoft currently fails to deliver updates in a secure way. In a Security by obscurity style, Microsoft offers update downloads via insecure http protocol. This also applies to downloads from the Microsoft Update Catalog. And Microsoft Update Catalog strikes, if … Continue reading

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Patchday: MS Office security updates (February 13, 2018)

[German]On Tuesday, February 13,2018 (Patchday), Microsoft released various security updates for Microsoft Office in addition to Windows updates. Here is the list of updates.

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Patchday: Windows 10 updates (February 13, 2018)

[German]Microsoft has releases several cumulative updates for all supported Windows 10 builds on February 13, 2018. Here are some details about the updates.

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Patchday: Updates for Windows 7/8.1 (February 13, 2018)

[German]Microsoft has released several security updates for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 (and corresponding Server versions). Here an overview about these updates.

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Microsoft Patchday Summary (February 13, 2018)

[German]Microsoft released a series of security updates for Windows and other products on February 13, 2018. Here is a brief overview of critical and non-critical security updates, a list of all 50 CVEs and details to an updated Microsoft Security … Continue reading

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