Category Archives: Security

Security Update KB 3178690 crashes Excel 2010

Microsoft has released Security update MS17-014 (Security Update for Microsoft Office (4013241)) on March 14, 2017. But it seems that this update is triggering crashes in Excel 2010.

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Patchday summary March 2017

On March 14, 2017, Microsoft and Adobe has released a couple of updates, to fix security issues in Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office and Flash. Here are a summary.

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DNSMessenger Trojan is using DNS queries for its orders

[German]Security researchers has discovered a new file less malware that comes as a PowerShell script and uses DNS queries to receive its orders.

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Another unpatched Edge and IE vulnerability

Google’s project zero has gone public with another unpatched vulnerability (CVE-2017-0037) in Microsoft’s browsers Edge and Internet Explorer.

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Warning: SHA1 has been hacked successfully

Google announced that Cryptographic hash function SHA-1 has been successfully hacked. It was possible to create two distinct PDF documents with the same SHA-1 hash code.

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Windows 10: Support for RTM build till May 2017

Are you using Windows 10 Build 10240 (the RTM version from July 29, 2015), because your machine fails to install feature upgrade to Anniversary Update (Version 1607). Microsoft has extended support until May 2017. And there is also a trick, … Continue reading

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Firefox Focus – ‘Privacy gate’, a 2nd view

Here is a second view on the Mozilla iOS Firefox Focus app and the data tracking / privacy issue raised last week. Firefox Focus is advertised as a “privacy browers”, but comes with a tracking framework. Data are send to … Continue reading

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Windows: Zero-Day vulnerability in gdi.dll

[German]Security researchers from Google’s Projekt Zero has published another zero day vulnerability in Windows that hasn’t been patched

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What’s happened with Microsoft’s February patchday?

[German]Microsoft has stopped the release of all updates on February 2017 patchday (02/14/2017). There are now speculations, about the reason for that decision. Was a compromised Windows Update severs the reason for that?

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Adobe Patchday: Flash, Digital Editions (February 2017)

Adobe has released several security updates on February 14, 2017 to fix vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash, Adobe Digital Editions and Adobe Campaign.

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