Category Archives: Security

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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Summer Sale: Cyber attack on #Steam server?

[German]Has Valve and it’s platform Steam a victim of a cyber attack? There are rumors, that Steam’s server will be hit by a massive DDoS attack.

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Microsoft Security Update Releases – CVE revisions

I just reported, that Microsoft has confirmed printing issues with Internet Explorer 11 after installing June 2017 updates (June 2017 security updates IE 11 printing issues confirmed). Now Microsoft has released a list of all revised CVEs.

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Windows 10 Version 1709 comes with build-in EMET?

It’s probably a good news for Windows 10 users. Whilst current versions of Windows 10 doesn’t provide EMET Anti Exploit features, it seems that Microsoft intends to add that to the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

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Microsoft AMA Windows 10 security

Last May Microsoft held an AMA about Windows as as service. At June 21, 2017 Microsoft held another Ask me anything (AMA) session about Windows 10 security.

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Flash Player Update (June 17, 2017) fixes a bug

[German]Adobe released a security update for Flash Player on June 13, 2017 (siehe Adobe Flash-Update Juni 2017). On June 17, 2017 Adobe and Microsoft has released another Flash Player update that fixes a bug.

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Microsoft plans to deactivate SMBv1 in Windows 10 V1709

Microsoft intends to retire the old SMBv1 network protocol from Fall 2017 for security reasons on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. Here are a few details.

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Patchday June 2017: Updates for Windows 7/8.1

Microsoft has released a couple of security updates for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 and for the corresponding Server versions on June 13, 2017. Here are a few details

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Microsoft June 2017 Patchday summary

Microsoft has released a bunch of security updates for Windows, Office, Flash and other products at June 13, 2017. Here is an update summary.

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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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