Category Archives: Windows

WannaCry & Co.: EternalBlue Vulnerability Checker and Crysis Ransomware Decryptor

Security vendor ESET has published two tools allowing users to fight against ransomware attacks like WannaCry (WannaCryptor) or Crysis. The EternalBlue Vulnerability Checker and the Crysis .wallet/.onion Decryptor are available for free.

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Microsoft: Windows-Development now with Git & GVFS

[German]Microsoft announced on 05/24/2017 in a blog post The largest Git repo on the planet that it has completed the rollout of Git/GVFS to the Windows team. the Windows code base is approximately 3.5M files and the Git repo is … Continue reading

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#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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Security-Update KB982316 for Windows XP (May 2017)

[German]Microsoft has (probably) released another security update (KB982316) for Windows XP to the public. Admins of systems running the unsupported Windows XP could install this update. But the whole thing is mysterious – the package contains only old stuff – … Continue reading

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VMware Workstation Pro/Player version 12.5.6 released

VMware has released a maintenance update, shifting VMware Workstation and VMware Player to version 12.5.6.

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Windows 10 V1703: Start menu tiles missing

Some Windows 10 users are facing a strange problem after upgrading from Windows 10 1607 (Anniversary Update) to Windows 10 Version 1703 (Creators Update) – some start menu tiles are suddenly gone.

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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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