Category Archives: Security

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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Firefox privacy settings – what to know

Firefox browser is still popular and well used on desktop systems (Windows, Mac OS, Linux). And the browser provides a lot settings to customize it’s behavior. One aspect is the question “how to customize Firefox privacy settings”?

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Firefox Focus: The ‘Privacy Browser’ with build in user tracking

[German]Mozilla Foundation started last November shipping Firefox Focus as a privacy browser for iOS devices. But behind the scenes, this iOS app comes with a third-party tracking framework, that sends user tracking data to a big data collecting company. And: … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s obscure ‘Self Service for Mobile’ Office activation

[German]Microsoft requires a product activation after installing. Users of Microsoft Office currently are facing trouble during telephone activation. After dealing with this issue, I came across another obscure behavior, Microsoft’s ‘Self Service for Mobile’ solution to activate Microsoft Office via … Continue reading

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WordPress 4.7.2 and it’s security holes

WordPress has been updated a few days ago to version 4.7.2. It was a maintenance update that fixed also hidden security holes. But another issue with REST API is still open and an exploit is available in the wild. Now … Continue reading

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Ex Mozilla developer: Ripp of your AV-Software from Windows – except Microsoft’s

Antivirus software vendors are terrible; don’t buy antivirus software, and uninstall it if you already have it (except for Microsoft’s) – says former Mozilla Engineer Robert  O’Callahan.

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