EU Commission fines Facebook €110 million

The European Commission has fined Facebook €110 million for providing incorrect or misleading information during the Commission’s 2014 investigation under the EU Merger Regulation of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp.

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Windows 10 Build 16199 for PC, Mobile Build 15215

Microsoft has released a new Insider Preview Windows 10 Build 16199 for PCs in Fast Ring. Windows 10 Mobile is available as Build 15215. The announcement has been made within the Windows Blog, where details may be read.

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Windows 7/8.1/Server: Updates KB4019217, KB4019218, KB4019265 and .NET Framework-Update KB4019290 etc.

Windows Update[German]Microsoft has released on May 16, 2017 a couple of ‘Preview of Monthly Rollup’ updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server variants. Also packages for .NET Framework are available.

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Microsoft Office for Mac Security Updates re-releases (05/16/2017)

After Apple has updated iOS, macOS and some other software, Microsoft has undertaken CVE-2017-0254, CVE-2017-0264 and CVE-2017-0265 for Microsoft Office for Mac a major revision increment. Here are the details.

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Update KB3150513: May Re-re-release for Windows 10 V1607

[German]Microsoft has released Update KB3150513 for Windows 10 Anniversary Update multiple times in May 2017. The latest re-release has been scheduled on May 11, 2017.

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The HP Conexant audio driver ‘stop keylogger’ placebo update

[German]A few days ago I’ve reported about a key logger within HP’s Conexant audio drivers for several devices. HP claimed this key logger has been left accidentally within the driver and offered quickly an update to ‘remove’ the key logger. But what would you think, if the key logger hasn’t removed? Addendum: A 2nd update has changed the situation again.

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NVIDIA GPU graphics driver vulnerability and update

Nvidia has published a Security Bulletin on May 9, 2017, informing users about several vulnerabilities in it’s GPU graphics drivers.

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Ransomware WannaCry infected worldwide thousands of Windows systems

[German]A massive ransomware campaign started May 12, 2017, infected worldwide thousands of Windows systems. Hospitals, banks, companies are out of order, because their systems are affected and critical data are encrypted. Here a short overview, what is known so far.

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HP Notebooks: Keylogger in Conexant’s audio driver

[German]It’s a nasty surprise, what Thorsten Schröder, from Swiss modzero AG, discovered in Conexant’s audio drivers shipped with some HP notebooks. The driver is logging all key strokes and writes it into a public log file – a security night mare.

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Windows 10: 500 million activations

How many times has Windows 10 been activated till now? During Build 2017 Microsoft has published new numbers. Here are a few details and thoughts.

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