Tag Archives: Security

WINS is legacy and vulnerable, use DNS instead

[German]Today just a short note for Windows Administrators in enterprises. Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) is legacy and contains a vulnerability. Therefore WINS should not be deployed anymore. Switch to DNS instead.

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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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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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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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Office Security Updates (June 13, 2017)

[German]Microsoft has issues a couple of security updates for Microsoft Office 2003 up to 2016 and SharePoint Server on June 13, 2017. Here are an overview.

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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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Ubuntu: Patch for sudo vulnerability

Cannonical has released a critical security update for Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus), Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr).

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Chrome bug allows secret audio-/video recording

[German]Users of Google’s Chrome browser are at risk, that third party may secretly recording audio and video data within the browser, the user can’t notice that.

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