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Critical flaw in MS Malware Protection Engine (CVE-2018-0986)

[German]Microsoft’s Malware Protection Engine has a critical vulnerability (CVE-2018-0986). All supported Windows versions are affected. Microsoft has released a security update for the affected products.

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Windows 7/8.1 receiving Windows Defender ATP support

[German]It’s a big surprise for me: Microsoft has plans, to bring Windows Defender ATP support, which is currently only available in Windows 10, also to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

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Windows 10: Bypassing Controlled Folder Access Anti-Ransomware Protection

[German]In Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (V1709) Microsoft introduced Windows Defender Folder Access as a protection against Ransomware. Nor a security researcher has bypassed this protection using OLE. Microsoft don’t see a vulnerability an will fix it in future versions … Continue reading

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Windows Defender: Update KB4052623 (Jan. 19, 2018)

Microsoft has released an update for  Windows Defender under Windows 10 that changes the Windows Defender Antimalware platform version.

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Critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Malware Protection Engine (CVE-2017-11937 and CVE-2017-11940)

[German]Microsoft’s Malware Protection Engine has a critical memory corruption vulnerability that allows remote code execution. Microsoft released a security advisory on December 6, 2017 and says corresponding security updates are available. Here are what I found out till now. [Update: … Continue reading

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ASLR fails in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 – but there is a fix

[German]Here is Microsoft’s next security glitch. Developers have made a mistake that causes the ASLR mechanism not always work properly in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. But there’s a fix.

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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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MS Malware Protection Engine Update May 25, 2017

[German]It seems that Microsoft has issued another out-of-the-bank security update for Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MsMpEng) on May 25, 2017. Here are a few details.

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Windows 10 V 1703: How to disable Windows Defender in Security Center

In Windows 10 Creators Update some users are facing issues with third party antivirus, antimalware, firewall products conflicting with Windows Defender and the new Windows Security Center. Here are steps to disable Windows Defender and the alerting within Windows Security … Continue reading

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