Tag Archives: Windows

Vulnerability in Symantec Encryption Desktop

[German]Symantec Encryption Desktop encryption solution includes a critical local privilege escalation vulnerability that can be used to attack the encrypted NTFS data.

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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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November 2017: Patchday issues (WSUS, IE …)

The updates released from Microsoft end of November 2017 brought some bad surprises for administrators. And users are facing also issues with those updates. Here are a few details.

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Windows 10 V1709: KIS2018 causes classpnp.sys bluescreen

[German]Users of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (V1709) (and also Windows 7 SP1) are facing a sporadic blue screen in module classpnp.sys. The root cause is Kaspersky KIS 2018. Here a few details for affected users.

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Vendors ‘rootkit’: ‘Windows Platform Binary Table’ (WPBT)

[German]Within this blog post I like to address a feature called ‘Windows Platform Binary Table’ (WPBT), that has been used aon OEM PCs to enable manufacturers to download and install their software, even if the user tries a clean install … Continue reading

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Microsoft Updates KB4049068 and KB4049016

[German]Microsoft has (re-)released some updates for Windows and .NET-Framework around November 22, – 27, 2017 on WSUS, but hasn’t documented much. Here are a few details.

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HP installs secretly HP Touchpoint Analytics Client telemetry client

[German]Here is an Information and Question addressing owners of HP Windows devices. It seems that Hewlett Packard silently installs a telemetry client on Windows computers. Here are a few details.

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Windows 8/8.1/10: Microsoft says ASLR flaw is a feature

[German]According to Microsoft, the partially not working ASLR memory protection in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 is not a bug, but simply a feature that has been built in.

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Windows Update error 0x80244022

[German]Today I address update error 0x80244022, which can hit users in any current Windows version. I have been confronted with this error message recently in Windows 7 SP1.

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Microsoft confirms Epson dot matrix printer issue after November 2017 patchday: here are fixes

[German]Since Microsoft’s November 14, 2017 update for Windows Epson dot matrix printers are no longer able to print. The print jobs end with “Win32 error code returned by the print processor: 2147500037”. This affects all printer models under Windows 7 … Continue reading

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