Tag Archives: Security

Chrome’s 67 Site Isolation as Spectre mitigation

[German]Google’s Chrome developershave activated site isolation on 99% of the systems using version 67 of the browser. This feature also serves as protection against spectre attacks.

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Patchday Microsoft Office Updates (July 10, 2018)

[German]On July 10, 2018 (second Tuesday of the month, patchday at Microsoft) Microsoft released several security-relevant updates for still supported Microsoft Office versions.

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.Net Framework: Update KB4340558 drops error 0x80092004?

[German]Last night Microsoft released the .NET Framework update KB4340558 for Windows. As it looks, this update is buggy and cannot be installed. The installation ends (on some systems) 0x80092004. Addendum: Microsoft has published workarounds – see addendum below.

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Adobe Flash Player Version 30.0.0.134

[German]Adobe released an update for the Flash Player on July 10, 2018, which upgrades it to version 30.0.0.134. The update closes two vulnerabilities, one of which is critical.

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Browser Add-On Stylish for Chrome/Firefox banned

[German]Google and Mozilla have banned the Stylish browser extension (AddOn) from the stores. Here is some background information about this add-on.

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Windows Event ID 4624 – Login codes explained

A short tip for administrators of Windows systems who perform forensic analyses with regard to logon processes. Windows events with event ID 4624 have a numeric code that indicates the type of logon (or logon attempt). 

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Windows 7/8.1: Public preview of Windows Defender ATP

Microsoft has released a public preview of Windows Defender ATP for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 in mid of June 2018. Here are a few details in case you missed it.

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Windows 10: Test Defender cloud protection

[German]Does anyone use Windows Defender on Windows 10 in an enterprise environment? Then assure that Windows Defender can connect to various cloud services. Otherwise ‘Defender cloud protection’ is not ensured.

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Windows Defender reports Trojans as false positives

[German]Users of Windows seem to have been startled in the last few weeks by false alarms from Windows Defender. Defender suddenly believed to have detected the Trojan Win32/Bluteal.B!rfn in regular files.

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Microsoft Security Update Minor Revisions (June 22, 2018)

Microsoft has made some minor revisions to update descriptions as of June 22, 2018. I stumbled uppon the corresponding information on seclists.org. Here are the unedited details.

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